I think everyone knows by now that pop, or soda as you southerners call it, is not good for you. But the fact is that the majority of you still drink it! In order to get the maximum results from this program, you need to stop drinking pop, and in this entry I am going to explain why.
I just went to my fridge and grabbed the 2 liter bottle of Pepsi that my roommate has, and am looking at the Nutrition Facts on the back. Per 8 ounces (regular glass), it has 100 calories and 28g of carbohydrates, which comes from 28g of sugar! Sugar is a simple carb, which means that it is digested into the body very quickly. This is why simple carbs have barely any thermic effect, or how many calories the body burns while digesting food.
28g is a ridiculous amount of sugar! Sugar is known to lead to problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, weight gain, high cholesterol, and heart disease. It is also real high in calories, and they can add up quickly by just drinking a few cans a day. Other side effects associated with pop include tooth decay and weakening of bones.
But what about diet soda?
Unfortunately, diet soda has been linked with weight gain as well. Researchers don’t quite understand this yet, but one possible explanation might be that people think, “Since I’m drinking diet soda, I can have that piece of cake.” Researchers also suggest that the artificial sweetener used in diet soda may trigger your insulin levels, which causes you to crave more calories and carbs.
So for all of you that are drinking soda or pop, it’s time to stop! Drink more water!