drakutis saidYou have to make a conscious decision when you reach for that Coke to say "Naw, I'll have water with lemon instead." That's why I don't drink alcohol any more, because I would literally blow up.
Yes. That's the ticket.
Also, if you really have a craving for a bit of sweetness, try this. Get club soda (or plain Calistoga water). Stick some crushed ice in a tall glass.
Then, you can get these incredible Italian fruit syrups, made from real fruit. I have orange, strawberry, and raspberry. You can put a very small amount in the glass (yes, there are some calories there, but they return a lot of flavor/bang for the buck), and then fill with club soda.
It's incredibly refreshing.
Incidentally, I run 50-55 miles per week and weight train about 4 hours per week. But, cutting out alcohol to a large extent (not totally, but to a large extent), sugared sodas (not totally, but to a large extent) and cheese on sandwiches (totally)...I've lost 8 pounds since November. And that is fat. Since I have gained muscle during that time, I figure I've lost more than 8 pounds of fat, given the weight/density of muscle tissue.