This is Stacey Licht, from Transformation Thrive, and I'm gonna talk to you about how to stop craving soda. When you drink soda, the high fructose corn syrup and cane sugar spikes your blood sugar really quickly, and then insulin comes in and moves it into your tissues and your blood sugar plummets. This leaves you feeling fatigued and hungry, and that's when you crave another soda. So, in order to stop craving soda, you need to get off the sugar roller coaster and deconstruct your cravings. So first of all, when you have a soda craving, there's always some kind of underlying emotional factor to it. Pay attention to what's going on in your life when you crave soda. Are you stressed out at work? Or is there something going on in your home life? Well I suggest trying something else, such as talking to a sympathetic friend or even a therapist, or maybe try a relaxing bubble bath, or better yet, try getting some exercise. Exercise release endorphins in the brain, and that makes you feel good, and it also helps to balance your blood sugar. Also, if you're feeling tired, do what you can to rearrange your schedule and get the hours of sleep you need to function and feel well. If you're still feeling tired and craving some caffeine, I recommend trying some green tea. Green tea contains a powerful antioxidant called EGCG which stabilizes energy and balances blood sugar. EGCG improves insulin use in the body to prevent sugar spikes and crashes that can lead to fatigue, irritability and cravings for sugary sweets like soda. Also, when you have cravings for soda, it may indicate nutritional deficiencies. So be sure to get plenty of protein, complex carbs and healthy fats. Also be sure to be, to drink plenty of water because you may be dehydrated. The next time you get a sweet tooth, try something natural, like a piece of fruit. I like to pair a banana with some almond butter because the almond butter provides protein and healthy fats that will keep you feeling full longer, and it will balance your blood sugar. Goji berries are another great choice because they reduce sugar cravings and they help to balance your blood sugar. They're actually used in traditional Chinese medicine for diabetes. And my favorite choice for a replacement for soda is something called coconut kefir. Coconut kefir is coconut water that has been fermented with good bacteria. It goes into your gut and helps to balance the intestinal flora, and it helps to get rid of candida, which causes intense sugar cravings. Coconut kefir's also bubbly, and in that sense it's similar to soda. I like to squeeze a bit of lime juice into it for flavor and some added vitamin C.