Soda – Not for Me, Anymore

While filling up my water bottle today at work, I began thinking about my decision to give up soda that I made December last year. Now that I've been soda-free for over seven months, I wondered, was the actual cost or benefit in terms of sugar and calorie intake. So I ran some numbers. I have never been a big soda drinker. One 12oz can in the afternoons at work and usually one with dinner when eating out on the weekends. [more] Assumptions 140 calories per can 10 tsp (equiv) of sugar per can Consuming one 12oz can of Coca-Cola per day Based on the assumptions above, drinking one can per day, equals 51,100 calories per year. Also,based on my weight and age, I burn 422 calories per hour walking 3.5 miles per hour. This means to burn that single can per day, I will need to walk 423 miles, …keep reading …