This is a cute video to remind us of a VERY serious and not cute problem, more like an epidemic the world is experiencing. Below is from a recent excerpt I wrote in my newsletter.
Today I wanted to share with you two different stories from the past couple days that tie into one another.
I had a MamaToner come up to me after class and ask me why I don’t talk about cigarettes like I talk about alcohol.
Then yesterday one of my best friends and I went out to lunch and he has such a high disgust level with soda and diet soda. I do too, but he is even more passionate about the subject than me.
How do these two stories tie together?
I told my client the reason I don’t talk about cigarettes is because it is now socially accepted that smoking is not only stupid, it is offensive in many cases to those around.
Getting back to my convo with my best friend….
He was saying that soda and diet soda are where cigarettes were in the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. It was socially acceptable and even seen as cool back then to smoke.
There just hadn’t been enough time and research to prove just how toxic and damaging smoking was.
My friend predicts that in the future soda and diet soda, will become like smoking and be looked upon as so stupid that we won’t even need to be having this conversation.
Now the obvious difference here is that you drinking a soda doesn’t directly cause me harm.
But in a way it does…
Excess soda is possibly the greatest culprit of diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and so on. Which jacks up all our insurances, which DOES affect us.
So I don’t know if my friend will be right or not. I hope he is, but until that day comes, I will do my best to help soda addicts stop their addiction which is controlling their lives.
I have been fortunate enough to at least have contributed in hundreds of people stopping their addiction once and for all.
I would say 90% of those I talk to after 6 months or more of not drinking say that they don’t miss it, and they feel SO much better because of it.
This is seriously the easiest way to lose weight; don’t drink your calories and don’t substitute fake sugars. That includes in your coffee, tea, or juice.
So my challenge for you this week is to either stop cold turkey, or to cut your consumption by half. Not only will you feel better, you will be doing your body and your teeth good.