It’s something that I’ve been trying to quit for a really, really long time. Last fall, I got into a really great swing and went soda-free. I didn’t really miss it, and I would have it on occasion when we went out to eat. Otherwise, it was water for me! I felt great, and I know that I was just healthier then, you know?
Around Christmas time (oh y’know, nearly 6 months ago), I got back into the soda habit, and I am fully addicted again. It’s so hard for me to say no to a fizzy fountain drink! Diet Dr. Pepper is my BFF, and I could drink it all day long if I let myself. So bad for me.
But then I started reading up on the junk they stick in soda.
So that’s pretty bad, yeah. But then just yesterday, I read an article that stated that diet soda is as bad for your teeth as methamphetamine or crack cocaine. HOLD UP, Y’ALL.
Those who drink large amounts of diet soda for long periods of time often experience tooth erosion, rotting, decay and other types of oral damage – in many cases just as bad or worse as the effects experienced by long-term drug users, according to a new study published in the journal General Dentistry.
So it’s clearly bad for your insides. It’s puts your teeth on-par with a drug addicts’. These are facts and findings that we shouldn’t take lightly, guys. So it’s high time I knock this ish off, isn’t it?
I’m challenging you to making this summer a #NoSodaSummer!
It’s not going to be easy, but I want to really pledge that I will not drink soda this summer. At all. After all, I live in the flippin’ Sonoran Desert — you think I’d be more inclined to hydrate with the best stuff there is, right? I want you to join me on the No Soda Summer challenge!
What: No Soda Summer Challenge
When: June 1 – August 31
Where: On Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Use the #NoSodaSummer hashtag on IG and Twitter, and tag me (@freckleberryfit on both)! I’ll RT and LIKE your stuff!
I want you guys to post pictures of your water, your kids drinking water, heck, even your DOG drinking water. Let’s get as many people in on this health train as we can! I might be giving away some random prizes to folks who use the hashtag, so get in on it!
Take the Pledge!
Once you’ve signed up, send out a tweet to show that you’re on board! Challenge your friends — we all know someone who drinks more soda than Kel (remember that show?!). Be sure to follow me on Twitter and Instagram, too!
— Ashley Capps (@FreckleberryFit)
May 31, 2013
I can’t wait to see all of your pics and tweets! Let’s encourage each other and detoxify together! Are you with me?