QUIT SODA….NOW!

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If there’s one thing that can easily sabotage your weight loss efforts, it’s liquid calories.

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Some people don’t include beverages in their daily calorie count, assuming it’s insignificant.  Well, think again!

1. The amount of SUGAR in sodas is wreaking your insides.
Take a teaspoon of sugar and dump it on your kitchen table. Do this 10 times! What do you have besides a sticky mess?  …the amount of sugar found in one 12-ounce can of soda.

1 tsp of sugar = 16 calories x 10 = 160 calories

A sugary habit is the doorway to poor nutrition, weight gain, type 2 diabetes, and other health complications.

Diet sodas are not any better for you.  Don’t fool yourself into thinking you’ve been “good” by drinking diet sodas. The artificial sweeteners in these drinks have been proven to stimulate your appetite, increase sugar cravings, and promote fat storage and weight gain. When you eat something sweet—even when it has no calories—your brain is tricked into wanting more calories because your body is not getting enough energy  to be satisfied.  This is why a lot of people never reach their full health potential or weight loss goals, because they are constantly being pushed around by these chemical artificial sweeteners that trick the brain and body.

2.  Soft drinks are laced with GMOs.
If you try to avoid GMOs, beware that the main ingredients in soft drinks are almost always made from GMO crops. Besides the sugar itself, additives derived from GMOs such as citric acid, erythorbic acid, fructose, aspartame, and sodium citrate are within many of these drinks. This is why Coca-Cola has opted to use a QR code vs. a real GMO label on their packaging – to continue to try to hide the fact that their drinks are FULL of GMOs.

3.  Sodas acidify your body and destroy tooth enamel.
The ingredient phosphoric acid in sodas is known to dramatically acidify your body and erodes your teeth. Dr. Jameth Sheridan, Doctor of Holistic Medicine (D.H.M.), states that it takes 36 glasses of water to re-alkaline your body after drinking just one diet soda. 36 glasses!

4.  The preservatives in soda create carcinogenic benzene.
Potassium benzoate and sodium benzoate are other soda preservatives that when combined with either ascorbic acid (vitamin C) or erythorbic acid produce benzene, a known carcinogen. This toxic combo is found in some sodas.

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This weekend is gearing up to be a chilly one so dress warm!!  Our SOLE SISTERS meet is at the beautiful Key Biscayne bridge.  Meet us in the parking lot immediately before the start of the incline at 6:59am.  As usual, this run never disappoints – the breathtaking views and the steepness of the run make for an amazing start to your Saturday!

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