Thursday, July 8, 2010

Stop The Pop! Or at least switch...

For those of you who just can't kick the Coke habit, or worse, the DIET COKE habit... there is hope.
 First of all, I want to reeeeally encourage you to work towards cutting soda out all together. 
It's making you chubbier. There, that should help stop. 
But really, "diet" food are stocked full of fake, genetically modified products that your body doesn't recognize and just downright can't break down or metabolize. 

But again, transitions are a beautiful thing. "Little by little" is a common phrase here in our household because that's how long lasting changes are done. So while kicking the habit...get you some of these bad boys. 
Zevia...nothing fake, nothing unnatural, and it's still Diet! (Because it's sweetened with Stevia, a sweet leaf plant)

Sold at, again, Ozark Herb & Spice if you're local.
For those days that you are trying to quit but are CRAVING a Sonic Diet Coke....open the fridge to an ice cold Zevia instead! They are DELICIOUS!

12 comments:

Julie Kiehn said...

Mom just read this and said " Jessica, saving the world one blog at a time"

jessica kiehn said...

haha yes, that's the plan, Janet!!

Leslie McDaniel said...

NEVER!!! Diet Coke FOREVER!!! Hahahaha...

Sheryl said...

Diet Coke reigns!!!!

jessica kiehn said...

you guys are missing the point of this post...

Lauren said...

Love this! After months of being nearly bedridden and going to doctor after doctor and being put on many dangerous medications... I finally went to a naturopathy doc who told me to get off of diet coke (I was drinking atleast 8 a day)... Within 3 days I was a new person!! I can't even tell you how sick I was, some scary symptoms and possible diagnosis'!! I had cat scans, EKGs, chest xrays... No one could find what was wrong. It was a very scary time! I was literally poisoning myself... As much as I loved it... I'm a pretty big fan of health and that poison will never touch my lips again! I'm going to have to try Zevia!

KimKlip71 said...

Hey Jessica, I have been working on cutting out the diet pop. I have been drinking unsweetened tea and if I need to sweeten it I use Truvia (which is made from Stevia). It's been a big change because I have almost always hated tea or like it with a LOT of sugar. Even those diet green teas still have all the stuff in diet coke. I wonder if they sell Zevia or anything like it up here...hope so because I can't see the tea thing going into winter, it's easy in the summer.

KimKlip71 said...

Guess what? Just looked on the website and there are like four stores within 15 minutes that carry it...had never heard of it. I will have to go get some.

Leslie Shelton said...

For those of you hooked on Diet Coke, I want you to know that 2 years ago in Sept. I gave up a 20 year addition to DC. I didn't think I could do it. When others warned me of the dangers, I ignored it because I thought if this was my one vice in life, that wasn't so bad. God delivered me! Aspartame is a toxin. Research it online. The FDA has recorded over 90 physical complaints, mostly neurologic, some extremely serious and life-threatening. Splenda is no better for you. Thank you, Jessica for encouraging others! If you research aspartame and Splenda, you would surely be convicted to stop. God gave us one temple. I went cold turkey when God led me to purify, and you can too!

Dennis said...

If the body doesn't recognize the "fake, genetically modified products that your body doesn't recognize and just downright can't break down or metabolize" how is that making you fat? Since your body isn't metabolizing it, right? It would be like eating wood, which your body can't digest. I don't mean to point out a mistake but rather get you thinking about WHY you think what you think. Is it an emotional reaction or a well-thought out and researched idea?

Anonymous said...

"Diet Coke reigns!!!!"? Hahahahahahahah Mom!!!! This could become a Christian radio song, starring Sheryl Carman. Better yet, just drink water, juice, milk, and herbal tea.

Juli said...

I cut out pop after i had landon and realized i wasn't going to be able to button my work pants...well, i havent had a pop in a full month, and i've only lost like 3 pounds...annnnd i still can't button my pants.

:(

i do feel healthier...but that beautiful bubbly soda pop beverage calllllls to me EVERY day! i think it was harder to kick the soda habit than when i quit smoking...

i've only been drinking water since i kicked my habit. i just close my eyes and imagine its a soda! :)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Stop The Pop! Or at least switch...

For those of you who just can't kick the Coke habit, or worse, the DIET COKE habit... there is hope.
 First of all, I want to reeeeally encourage you to work towards cutting soda out all together. 
It's making you chubbier. There, that should help stop. 
But really, "diet" food are stocked full of fake, genetically modified products that your body doesn't recognize and just downright can't break down or metabolize. 

But again, transitions are a beautiful thing. "Little by little" is a common phrase here in our household because that's how long lasting changes are done. So while kicking the habit...get you some of these bad boys. 
Zevia...nothing fake, nothing unnatural, and it's still Diet! (Because it's sweetened with Stevia, a sweet leaf plant)

Sold at, again, Ozark Herb & Spice if you're local.
For those days that you are trying to quit but are CRAVING a Sonic Diet Coke....open the fridge to an ice cold Zevia instead! They are DELICIOUS!

12 comments:

Julie Kiehn said...

Mom just read this and said " Jessica, saving the world one blog at a time"

jessica kiehn said...

haha yes, that's the plan, Janet!!

Leslie McDaniel said...

NEVER!!! Diet Coke FOREVER!!! Hahahaha...

Sheryl said...

Diet Coke reigns!!!!

jessica kiehn said...

you guys are missing the point of this post...

Lauren said...

Love this! After months of being nearly bedridden and going to doctor after doctor and being put on many dangerous medications... I finally went to a naturopathy doc who told me to get off of diet coke (I was drinking atleast 8 a day)... Within 3 days I was a new person!! I can't even tell you how sick I was, some scary symptoms and possible diagnosis'!! I had cat scans, EKGs, chest xrays... No one could find what was wrong. It was a very scary time! I was literally poisoning myself... As much as I loved it... I'm a pretty big fan of health and that poison will never touch my lips again! I'm going to have to try Zevia!

KimKlip71 said...

Hey Jessica, I have been working on cutting out the diet pop. I have been drinking unsweetened tea and if I need to sweeten it I use Truvia (which is made from Stevia). It's been a big change because I have almost always hated tea or like it with a LOT of sugar. Even those diet green teas still have all the stuff in diet coke. I wonder if they sell Zevia or anything like it up here...hope so because I can't see the tea thing going into winter, it's easy in the summer.

KimKlip71 said...

Guess what? Just looked on the website and there are like four stores within 15 minutes that carry it...had never heard of it. I will have to go get some.

Leslie Shelton said...

For those of you hooked on Diet Coke, I want you to know that 2 years ago in Sept. I gave up a 20 year addition to DC. I didn't think I could do it. When others warned me of the dangers, I ignored it because I thought if this was my one vice in life, that wasn't so bad. God delivered me! Aspartame is a toxin. Research it online. The FDA has recorded over 90 physical complaints, mostly neurologic, some extremely serious and life-threatening. Splenda is no better for you. Thank you, Jessica for encouraging others! If you research aspartame and Splenda, you would surely be convicted to stop. God gave us one temple. I went cold turkey when God led me to purify, and you can too!

Dennis said...

If the body doesn't recognize the "fake, genetically modified products that your body doesn't recognize and just downright can't break down or metabolize" how is that making you fat? Since your body isn't metabolizing it, right? It would be like eating wood, which your body can't digest. I don't mean to point out a mistake but rather get you thinking about WHY you think what you think. Is it an emotional reaction or a well-thought out and researched idea?

Anonymous said...

"Diet Coke reigns!!!!"? Hahahahahahahah Mom!!!! This could become a Christian radio song, starring Sheryl Carman. Better yet, just drink water, juice, milk, and herbal tea.

Juli said...

I cut out pop after i had landon and realized i wasn't going to be able to button my work pants...well, i havent had a pop in a full month, and i've only lost like 3 pounds...annnnd i still can't button my pants.

:(

i do feel healthier...but that beautiful bubbly soda pop beverage calllllls to me EVERY day! i think it was harder to kick the soda habit than when i quit smoking...

i've only been drinking water since i kicked my habit. i just close my eyes and imagine its a soda! :)