All these studies about what is good for us and what is not, leaves me wondering what they think we should eat. I suppose it is obvious that soda can't be particularly good, but nor is fruit juice as it packs a huge sugar punch. Coffee, only in small doses is recommended, and how much green tea can you take. Water is probably the best, but good water is not always available. I have been drinking diet ginger ale for some time and since I really can't stand the taste of water and tea and coffee contribute to heartburn then that leaves me still drinking soda, but I don't drink huge amounts unless we are having hot weather.
I have found what works for me and when I do it I feel better, my weight stabilizes and I don't have water retention. So I don't eat grains, I like my veg and meat. I eat fats but hardly ever have dessert unless it is fruit and homemade ice cream, made with real cream. I have bacon and eggs with fried tomatoes every day for breakfast. I make up a protein shake for lunch since my husband doesn't eat lunch, or breakfast for that matter, and I have a regular supper but keep my portions moderate. If I snack at all between meals it is on nuts.
So I should be a disaster in the health department, but my blood pressure is good to excellent, my good cholesterol is high, my bad is low and my tryglycerides are fine. I recently had a medical complete with stress test and I am a rocking 60 year old. I exercise every day for anything from 30 minutes to an hour, winter and summer. That means if I don't want to go out I walk around the house briskly, up and down stairs, dance to music, whatever it takes. I wear size 12 to 14 depending on the cut and I watch that I don't gain weight. I would like it down a bit since that is healthier but I am about 10lbs over the recommended weight for my size and height, maybe I have to live with it.
I think there should not be a blanket diet and health regimen of everyone, we are all different and we have to find out what works for us. So I will probably still have my soda and not worry about it.
So what do you do about diet, exercise etc?
Bulletin: Soda Not the Best Thing to Drink