6 Effective Ways To Lose Weight While Still Drinking Soda

Let's be honest: there's nothing better than cracking open a can of soda on a hot summer day or having a big cup of it with buttery popcorn at the movies.

But if you're trying to lose weight, you might have to change a few of your favorite treats. The good news is that you don't have to give up your love of soda completely. 

All you have to do is stick to smart habits that let you drink your favorite soda without risking your health or weight. 

1. Enjoy sparkling water with soda ice cubes.

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2. Find healthier alternatives that still give you that "soda" feel.

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3. Infuse your water.

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Keeping yourself hydrated is key to managing your weight. Even the littlest bit of dehydration can make you thirsty, which can easily be mistaken for hunger, resulting in eating rather than rehydrating.

4. Opt for diet soda over regular.

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If you really don't want to give up your go-to soda brands, consider opting for diet soda. McIntyre points out that diet soda isn't for everyone, since it contains artificial sweeteners such as aspartame or stevia.

5. Start cutting back.

For all the soda diehard fans out there: If you consume it regularly, a solid tip is to start cutting back on your intake.

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6. Take a step back, and consider your diet as a whole.

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