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Apr 15

Lose 30 pounds this year!

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Who doesn’t love an ice cold Coca Cola Classic on a hot summer day? Root Beer floats are as American as the bald Eagle. Saying no to these delights often takes great will power, and sometimes, we just don’t want to.

The United States ranks first among countries in soft drink consumption. Vending machines fill every building, a convenience store can be found around every corner soda commercials are at no lack. Whether it is a small occasional pleasure or an every day need, most Americans are consuming sodas on a regular basis.

Sodas are among the most harmful things that we consume. Though it’s crazy to think that those tasty 20 ounce drinks can affect our bodies in such a horrible way, they do. Every time we quench that craving, we are adding unneccesary sugars which turn into pounds.

Crazy, Awesome & Scary Facts:
•If you replace your daily large Coca Cola at McDonald’s with water, you reduce your annual calorie intake by 113,150 or calories or 32 pounds per year.
•If you replace your daily medium Coca Cola at McDonalds (16 oz) with water, you reduce your annual calorie intake by 54,750 calories or just over 15 pounds per year.
•If you replace your daily 12 ounce can of Coke with water every day, you save 51,100 calories per year or about 15 pounds per year.

I know what you’re thinking, “if I cut out soda alone, I can lose up to 30 pounds this year?! Sign me up!” Not only are we shedding the weight, but regaining that energy to make it through our work day.

Your main motivation for stopping this habit of drinking sodas may be your health, it may be fitting into that swim suit again, it could be to save a few dollars or even to glorify God. The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, “your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.” Not only do we need to stop for our health so we can have a longer healthier lifestyle, but also because God created us in His image! It says we were bought with a price and we have an opportunity to glorify God by how we manage our bodies!

You wouldn’t fill your car with destructive oil and expect it to run at optimum performance, so don’t fill your body with harmful sugars. You’ve got one, just one body, you determine how long it will live and how rich those years will be. Cut out something as simple as sodas and do wonders for your body. You can do it!

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