Years ago I only drank soda, or pop as I would call it. I hated water and could not bring myself to drink it at all. Boy have things changed!
Several years ago I was diagnosed with acid reflux. After doing some research I found that one of the triggers for acid reflux is caffeine, so I decided to cut caffeine out of my diet. I first started by drinking clear drinks like Sprite and 7 Up. But eventually I started working in water with lemon to cut down on my sugar intake too. Now water is basically all that I drink, with or without lemon. I will have the occasional Sprite or 7 Up, but I try to limit those to once a week or less.
If I am weak and do drink more than one pop in a week, I can tell a big difference. Although it tastes so good at the time, it makes me feel bad. My stomach will become bloated and I feel sluggish, but the more sugar I drink the more I want. As a result, I have learned that when there are times I have to eat fast food, I can replace the fountain soft drink with a bottled water.
Water is so much better for me and I am glad that for the most part that is all that I drink. Drinking water helps my body stay hydrated and help flush out toxins in my body. I also know that drinking water is great for my skin.
Some of my friends can’t understand how I only drink water all the time, especially for breakfast. But it is like anything else, it is all in what you get used to.
How much water do you drink?