Here's a few small ways to try and help break the habit of the red and white can: replace it with a nutritous drink, keep yourself hydrated with water, save money by tracking your spending, cut-down by switching to a small-sized coke can, and distribute your calories evenly throughout the day.
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. Here's a few small ways to try and help break the habit of the red and white can:
- Replace it with a nutritious drink.
One alternative is to replace your cola with healthier drinks. Try some fresh juice instead. This not only replenishes your energy but provides vital nutrients your body needs.
- Keep yourself hydrated with water.
After going to the gym or for a 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 and it might just stop you from buying unnecessary drinks.
- Cut-down by switching to a small-sized coke can.
If you are heavily addicted to cola don't despair if you can't quit immediately. The best way to get over your addiction is to cut down the quantity of cola slowly and gradually
- Distribute carbohydrates over the day.
Distribute your carbohydrates evenly by eating 5 to 6 small meals throughout the day. This will normalize your sugar levels and reduce cravings.
Is Diet Coke addictive?
Yes, in fact it may even be more addictive than its sugary counterpart. Diet coke contains an artificial sweetener called Aspartame. Aspartame does not provide any calories so the body misses out on its energy requirement and thus craves for more. Aspartame has a similar effect to alcohol, but less severe. Caffeine present in diet cola together with Aspartame can make quitting the fizzy drink that much harder.