‘Everyone wants that one life-changing moment.
I had mine three years ago’ Michael Freidson (41) wrote in an article for Men’s Health – declaring that his moment occurred when he gave up the sugary beverage for good.
Freidson – who drank multiple cans of Coke daily into his adult years and who considered the creation of Coke Zero one of his ‘happiest days’ quit his habit once he realised that his soda intake may be ageing him prematurely.
According to Freidson it was after seeing the headline ‘Soda May Age You as Much as Smoking’ on a 2014 study that he decided to quit once and for all – as only then did he realise the impact that soda was actually having on his body.
Prior to giving up his daily indulgence of Diet Coke – Freidson was 20 pounds heavier than he is today and had high blood pressure.
‘I felt unfocused – sluggish – bloated and depressed’ he wrote.