This week I have noticed the effect that diet soda has on my body. I went from having one diet soda a week to having one a day this week. It may be the food, the work, or the soda but I have been very tired. I can't wait to get home and walk around the house with my gallon of water and enjoy a quinoa and veggie meal.
The point of tonight's blog however is why the Ada offered so much soda!! I spent three days fighting for better diabetes care but the company I'm working for is offering diet soda?? It doesn't make sense to me, we need to look at people's diets, we know that a bad diet increases the chances of diabetes. A nationwide change needs to be made to we eat, I have seen some small changes but we need to make drastic changes to make a change. Having the calories of a meal on the menu helps but the fat in the meal is nowhere to be found. You can very easily have a 200 calorie salad but that tablespoon of salad dressing has almost eight grams of fat. (http://www.calorieking.com/foods/calories-in-salad-dressings-french_f-ZmlkPTYxNDM3.html) changing the way that people eat will not be easy, I believe that we will never see McDonalds offer a 36oz water with an apple and a BBQ chicken breast with no bread or cheese. For the time being we need to fend for ourselves when it comes to making healthy food choices. It isn't always easy but the healthy options are there if we take the time to find them.