Well it's been 3 weeks since I decided to give the no soda thing a go. Here are my thoughts.
I honestly feel no different. I wish I could report that I feel amazing without the sauce, but I feel pretty much the same. Maybe this is because I wasn't drinking a lot of soda before? Well, depends on what you'd call a lot I guess. I'd typically have one can a day, sometimes, none, sometimes a couple.
It also wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. I didn't have headaches or any symptoms of withdrawl. I started to want a soda real bad after like a week or so, but didn't. This weekend while camping I had half of a rockstar cola which is like soda on speed. It doesn't really taste good, and the other half spilled all over the trunk of my car, so I took that as another sign that Utah hates me and my caffeine ways. Just kidding.
Mostly though I miss the carbonation. I gave up soda as well as anything carbonated. I figure those Izze drinks are nearly as bad when it comes to calories and sugar. Sure they're fizzy juice and 100% natural, but they still have like 24 grams of sugar in them. So aside from the half rockstar cola, oh....nevermind, I did have a can of Dr. Pepper once too (weak spot). Aside from that, I've had none. 1.5 cans in 3 weeks...progress, not perfection, right?
Even though I don't feel like it was the best decision I've ever made, I feel it's a pretty damn good one. And even though in general I don't feel any different, I'm still going to proclaim the soda free lifestyle. It's just better for my body even if my body doesn't know it yet.