Decide how much you want to cut back on. Do you want to go cold turkey? Or cut back to one pop a day? Or switch to drinking soda only on Saturday and Sunday? The timeline is up to you.
2. Decide which drinks you want to replace soda with:
Water: Keeps you hydrated and your complexion clear. Add some flavor with a squeeze of fresh lemon or a few slices of cucumber. Need some bubbles? Try seltzer water.
Juices are rich sources of vitamins. V-8 Fruit Juice even boasts a full serving of fruits and veggies. Beware: some juices can still be high in sugar, so don’t guzzle them constantly and look for brands that have 100 percent juice.
Milk (even almond or soy) is great to sip and provides much-needed calcium.
3. Tell your parents and friends
that you are trying to cut back on pop. Ask your parents to stock up on other alternatives, and keep any soda in your house out of view. Need some support? Enlist a friend to join you, and tough it out together!