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No Sodas

No Soda

There is a lot of media currently on the negative effects of drinking soda. I must admit that I loved Pepsi. I’ve given it up often, replacing the drink with tea, coffee, wine, etc. There is just something about the carbonated beverage that hits the spot that others do not. Still, knowing there is no nutritional value to soda and knowing that I usually drop 3 pounds when I give it up, I’m gave it up last year. After 3 weeks, it was easier, but those first 3 weeks were difficult for me.

If you are still drinking sodas, here are some statistics for you:

  •  53 million sodas are sold at a cost of $70 billion.
  • Drinking one soda a day equals 53 gallons and 49 pounds of sugar annually.
  • One can of soda a day equals 17 teaspoons of sugar which equals 91,000 calories and 26 extra pounds annually.


Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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