So I have seen a few people saying they are having trouble quitting cola.
I can understand why, it’s delicious. But the amount of sugar and caffeine in a single can is enough to trigger an addiction.
So I have listed a few small ways to try and help break the habit of the red and white can.
- Replace with a nutritious drink.
One alternative is to replace your cola with healthier drinks. Try some fresh juice instead of cola. This will not only replenish your energy but provides some vital vitamins as well.
- Keep yourself hydrated with water.
After going to gym or workout, people usually don’t re-hydrate themselves with water. Instead, they choose cola. This increases the urge of fizzy drinks. Break the cycle by drinking more water rather than cola.
- Save money by tracking your spending.
Keep track of how much money you spend on beverages weekly or monthly. This will stop you from buying unnecessary drinks.
- Cut-down with small size coke can.
If you are heavily addicted to coke, it is possible you can’t quit immediately. The best way to get rid of this is to cut down the quantity of coke slowly and gradually
- Distribute carbohydrates over the day.
Distribute your carbohydrates by eating 5 to 6 small meals over a day. This will keep your sugar level up throughout the day and keep you away from a sugary soda.
Is Diet Coke addictive:
Yes, in fact it may even be more addictive.
- Diet coke contains an artificial sweetener called aspartame.
- Aspartame does not provide any calories. The body misses out on its energy requirement and thus craves for more.
- Aspartame has the similar effect as alcohol, but less severe. Caffeine present in diet cola together with Aspartame can make you more addicted, making quitting the fizzy drink much harder.