I still crave soda though, especially when I go out to eat, drive up to a gas station, see someone else drink one, or walk the aisles of a grocery store...so most of the time.
The trick to resist these cravings is to focus on the times soda has let you down. Here are my soda let-downs:
Withdrawals. I don't get headaches when I quit. I feel like tiny metallic insects are eating every bit of calcium in my body.
Heart Palpitations. For a while, every time I tried to lie down to sleep, my heart would go crazy.
I didn't like it. I'm glad this occurrence is super rare lately.
Fattness. About a year ago, I gained enough weight and could no longer put on my wedding ring.
Nastiness. This is the best way to alleviate my cravings. All I have to do is think back to this incident and my desire to drink one goes away.
I had a large crumpled plastic bag in my hand. Who knows how it got in there or what it had in it before it made its way into the ice. Needless to say, I dumped the whole thing. Now, all I have to do is think about that bag and imagine the places it might have been or contents it might have had to make saying no to soda easier.
Find your ways to resist and quit today.