Here’s today’s: “Two fizzy drinks a day is all it takes to double the risk of diabetes – even if they are diet versions” – a Swedish study has found.
The research is in. Soda is out.
The Lancet, the British medical journal, published an independent, peer-reviewed study that demonstrated a strong link between soft drink consumption and obesity.
It found that 12-year-olds who regularly drank soft drinks were significantly more likely to be overweight than those who didn’t.
One can of soft drink per day can add as much as 15 pounds to your weight over the course of a single year. A single year!
Nutritionally-speaking, soda has zero nourishment. Zip. Not only does it contain no nutrients, it has anti-nutrients. The worst of these being high fructose corn syrup.
HFCS does some nasty things inside you.
For example, it interferes with your production of leptin, which is an issue if you want to lose weight, because it’s leptin that sends the “I’m full” signal to your brain. When you drink soda, your brain no longer receives the message and that’s why you crave more food.
Many of these smart women I coach get a good portion of their daily hydration from soft drinks.
As one client put it, “I get stressed, I reach for a diet coke. I want some chocolate, I reach for a diet coke, I don’t feel satisfied so I reach for a third can, and then have the chocolate anyway. And then another diet coke, of course.”
Isn’t it time to upgrade your fuel and nourish your body?
My plan isn’t to nag you into changing your soft drink habit.
My cunning plan is to give you the facts. You’re a smart woman so you can decide for yourself exactly how you want to hydrate your one and only, miraculous body.
Once upon a time, a can of diet coke lived permanently in my hand. When I learned the facts and I knew deep down I needed to make a change.
If you are serious about feeling good and if you’re serious about losing weight I encourage you to stop drinking soda for 21 days.
No tantrums. No sulking. No sneaking. Just do it.
What’s 21 short days out of your lovely, long life? And notice how your grateful body responds.
Love etc, Avril
PS: If you’d like to join the hundreds of happy women who’ve ditched their diet soda habit with the virtual gastric band hypnosis, why not drop me a line. Why not let 2017 be your year of being the shape and size you want to be?