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September 2014 

"The one who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd, the one who walks alone will likely find himself in places no one has ever been" - Albert Einstein


I'm so excited to share this information with you and sincerely hope this will help you in your goals of making healthy lifestyle decisions.


How about you? Are you drinking diet soda because it has been touted as a way to help you with weight loss?


Years ago soda was considered an occasional treat, now it makes up approximately 16% of the daily caloric intake of many people.  Diet soda was created as a way to enjoy the taste without the added calories, sugar and weight gain.  However, the exact opposite has occurred; all types of soda have created an epidemic in obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancers and stroke risk.

Diet and Regular Soda

  • Diet soda doesn't contain traditional sugars, it contains artificial sweeteners which are up to 10 times sweeter than sugar creating a chemical addiction to the sweetness and actually increasing your hunger for sweet foods overall.  




  • These sweeteners cause kidney problems, weight gain, high cholesterol and belly fat caused by metabolic syndrome. 
  • The mold inhibitor ingredient sodium or potassium benzoate cause damage to your mitochondrial DNA causing cell death.  
  • One 12 oz. bottle of regular soda contains 16.5 teaspoons of sugar!  Would you eat that many spoonsful of sugar by itself? And yet we don't even think about it when it's something we are drinking.
Healthy Options


This is the easiest one; 

try it infused with fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices.

My favorite is pear and star anise, so tasty and refreshing.  (let infuse for minimum of 24 hours for best flavor)



Hot or cold, green, herbal   and rooibos.  

For a touch of sweetness add

pure whole leaf stevia = 0 gm sugar, raw coconut palm sugar 1 tsp = 4 gm sugar, raw organic honey 

1 tsp = 17 gm sugar, but is loaded with health benefits 



Made from 

raw almonds, pumpkin seeds, coconut, etc.  

These offer a delicious and nutritious alternative to dairy milks. Homemade milks are preservative free and loaded with healthy nutritional benefits



 Unsweetened and without added ingredients with juice from a lemon or lime, add a touch of sweetness with whole leaf stevia 


Using a juicer, juice high water content vegetables like cucumber, celery, zucchini, radish, peppers, spinach, broccoli, tomato and cabbage


Look for zero to low sugar content and no added sugars.
My favorite is GT's Organic Raw.  If you are are really adventurous you could brew your own at home

The Bottom Line

The misconception that diet soda is a healthy option is truly just a marketing ploy presented by the manufacturers so they can earn huge profits without regard for the health of those that drink their products.  


Sodas and other sweetened drinks are intentionally created to make them as addictive as possible by instilling a false level of sweetness and hunger in our minds. Real, whole foods do not taste as sweet as the artificial sweeteners used in processed foods and sweetened drinks causing us to be ever searching for more sweetness. 


Our brains send signals telling us to feed that sweetness but this cycle can be broken!  


Wouldn't you rather pad your own pockets by saving on health care costs due to chronic disease by fueling your body with nutritious foods?  




With support and the best tools tailored specifically for you it can be done and you will discover a healthy new you.

Would you like help learning how to choose and cook healthy foods and make better food and lifestyle decisions?  How about help with weight loss, joint pain and stiffness, low energy and brain fog? Curious about how health coaching can help you to have a healthy life?  


Let's talk! 

Schedule an initial complimentary consultation with me today--or pass this offer on to someone you care about!



In Health, Happiness and Gratitude,



Kim Jones


Certified Holistic Health and Wellness Coach
Nourish Your Healthy Life

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