Wednesday, May 22, 2013

{Clean Eating} Why I gave up my Diet Coke and started drinking Kombucha

If you would have told me a year ago that I would give up flavored creamers and Diet Cokes in 2013....I would have laughed hysterically! Those were my two loves. Every morning I would drink at least a couple of cups of artificially flavored coffee with a ton of artificially flavored creamer and Splenda. On top of all that I would drink at least two Diet Cokes just to get me through the day. Being a Nurse, it is pretty much a requirement to be a caffeine addict and I fit right in!!


After deciding to change my life and giving up a lot of the processed junk I was putting in my body, I knew that Diet Cokes would have to go! Believe it or not....that was actually way easier than I thought! I started drinking close to a gallon of water a day and I just stopped buying Diet Coke! Now, I was still drinking at least two and sometimes three cups of coffee to get me through! It was a weaning process for sure! Once I didn't miss the Diet Coke, I started on the coffee. I gave up my artificial creamer and replaced it with an "all natural" creamer. I replaced the Splenda with Stevia. Once I could handle that, I switched to using Unsweetened vanilla almond milk in place of the creamer. That was a little bit harder! It is definitely a transition to switch from super sweet, creamy coffee to BLACK! Eventually the almond milk seemed like a waste and I just started drinking my coffee black! Believe it or not.....after a few days of drinking my coffee without creamer or sweetener....I was fine with it!! Actually just living a cleaner life, avoiding processed foods and artificial sweeteners, gives you so much more energy...you won't crave caffeine the same way ever again!

When I need something sweet and carbonated....I reach for a Kombucha. It gives me a boost of energy and that cold carbonation that I love! Kombucha is full of B vitamins, antioxidants and probiotics. It helps to detox your body and build up your immune system! Can anyone tell me the benefits of Diet Coke??? NOPE!! There are none!

Seriously, if I can do it.... You can too!! You will not miss it. You will not crave it. Give it a try and let me know how it goes!! :) You can do it!!!!!



2 comments:

  1. I've found myself craving a carbonated drink these last few days - where can you purchase Kombucha? I know if I drink a Dr. Pepper, it will take a lot of willpower to stop!! :)

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    1. You can get Kombucha at Whole Foods or Amazon. There are also "all natural" sodas at Harris Teeter. I have tried La Croix, Blue Sky and Zevia. They give you the carbonation without all the junk!! HA! Give them a try and let me know what you think!

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