I love the full calorie stuff and got in the habit of drinking a lot of it (3 cans on a typical day). It's an easy habit to continue when you don't drink coffee and work long hours in an office that offers a free soda machine. I've been worried about the impact on my health so, when the new year rolled around, I decided it was time to try to go 100 days without a full-calorie Coke.
100 days. It didn't sound as intimidating as quitting cold turkey, but I hoped it would be long enough to lose the habit.
Here's how I'm feeling now that I'm half way there:
- sleeping better at night
- improved energy level
- lost three pounds
- but still find myself wanting a Coke when I'm stressed
I'm relying on water as a substitute because I am hoping to use this change to lose some weight. I haven't seen a Diet Coke since I arrived in Tokyo, but Coke Zero is readily available and I pick one up when I find myself having a really strong Coke craving. Diet soda doesn't taste good to me so I haven't swapped one habit for another.
All in all, it's been a change for the better. Happy I've managed to stick to it and looking forward to hitting the 100 day mark.