If you have read my other blogs I am a firm believer that you don't have to give up anything completly unless it controls you. But the only thing I strongly recommend letting go is are diet colas and real colas or pops, whatever you want to call them. There is nothing positive about them and all they do is cause problems. If the carbonation is what you need, just get a sparkling water and 100% juice. Then you have an all natural drink without all the crap! Even the sugar is natural which will be better on your body. Enjoy!