Monday, June 25, 2012
I LOVE(-ed) Cola...
I recently had this article titled 9 Disturbing Side Effects of Soda, by Emily Main sent to me from a friend from the website www.rodale.com.
I absolutely love drinking cola. But I absolutely have to stop. The total cost of drinking cola is just not worth it. Can I stop completely? I doubt it. Have I substantially reduced the amount I drink, you bet. Do I drink diet soda?...maybe 1 a year. I've always suspected that diet soda is devastating to your body and have forwarded my concerns before (and I was immediately rebuffed by a reference to a snopes.com article).
In the same way that I believe that food affects me (see my article "Food--So What's Your Type??"), my mood, my physical well being; I also believe that cola has the same effect on me. Also in the same way that I love to eat food that I shouldn't, I also love to drink cola. It makes me happy when I am consuming it, and then very sad thereafter. I apologize to all alcohol dependent individuals who might take offense at this, but I think of bad food and cola as being my version of an alcohol addiction. I want it badly, I love it while I am consuming it, and I am horrified what I have done to myself until the direct effects wear off.
Please read the article about soda, and decide for yourself what you should do for yourself and for your family.
Also, for more information on a Basic Healthy Lifestyle, have a look at the website www.bradsbasics.com.