Water is so delicious! Well, at least that is how I feel about it now but years ago, I cringed at the taste of water. Before I started my weight loss journey, I would only drink water as a last option. However, many of my daily calories would come from drinking soda and juice. I was completely addicted to the taste so much so that I didn’t care about the calories. When I decided to lose weight the first thing I had to do was kick the addiction. This was the most challenging part of the entire diet!
At first, I would not drink water until I was completely parched from the lack of liquid consumption. Or I would drink water with my food to camouflage the taste. After the first week, I became use to drinking water although I still didn’t like it. The next week, I was use to the taste of water and it was tolerable to at least try to drink the recommended 64 oz each day. The third week was a breeze, I could drink 64 oz of water like a professional and I was actually enjoying it.
But the next week, I was weak for my former life of drinking soda and juice. I bought an ice cold cherry coca- cola. I cracked the top and I was excited about having my favorite beverage. I took a sip and my excitement turned to surprise. The soda was just too strong. I sipped again, the same experience. After 5 sips I realized my beloved soda was no longer tasty. I had become use to the taste of the water and now my body preferred it. I learned a lesson, if you give 3 weeks without anything your body will adjust. From that day on I have not struggled to drink water. I still have my occasional diet coke but water is my beverage of choice.
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