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Water vs Soda

What is it about water that makes it so difficult to drink? Lately, I have really been struggling getting even half of my eight glasses a day in. I know why I should drink it, I know how I feel when I don’t get enough, I know how important it is to my weight loss goal, but yet I still have a hard time drinking it.

As I sit here and write, I’m drinking from my water bottle and will attempt to give a brief description of what I am experiencing on each sip.

  1. Obviously, wet
  2. Very cold – using a stainless steel thermos bottle filled with ice and water
  3. A very slight after taste – could be from the ice cubes
  4. refreshing
  5. cold against my gums and teeth
  6. Making me feel a bit chilled
  7. Hmm my bottle is empty; that was easy

Well that lasted all of about 5 minutes. During this experiment, I mentally compared this experience to what I experience when I am drinking a Diet Coke and the only things I can come up with are:

  1. The flavor – which is difficult to explain, but it has a bit of a bite to it when you drink it.
  2. The carbonation – Not sure why this is important but I like the bubbles
  3. Diet coke does absolutely nothing for me and is full of chemicals.

Conclusion: Drinking water vs soda should be a no brainer and after my little experiment, there is no reason not to drink it. Must be all in my head; let me go fill ‘er up and try again.




Updated: October 28, 2011 — 3:22 PM


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  1. Lisa, have you tried LaCroix canned sparkling water? It has a faint flavor and plenty of carbonation. It’s a nice break from straight up water and the carbonation is fun.

    1. Great idea JoIo. I can’t believe I didn’t think of that. Is that on Paleo?

  2. I don’t drink diet coke anymore. Clean for over two years now. I drink lemon lime seltzer water, ice tea, or water. I am saving a ton of money too!

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