Sunday, September 30, 2012

Juice and Soda Detox


Gave your kid a bit of juice everyday and now it's all they want to drink? It's a problem for lots of people! You are not alone. The trick is watering it down. Now we know what you are thinking, yeah yeah, but my kid can taste the difference. Start gradually and water it down more and more every few days. You can start with as little as 2 tablespoons of water and slowly graduate to half the serving. The goal is to get your child to actually drink water on it's own. We know right now they seem like crack addicts. This method WILL work for you. You just need patience, consistency and a bit of sneakiness.


Soda detox is hard, but not impossible. It doesn't help that everywhere you go there is a Coke ad. First things first, you have to clear your fridge of soda completely. Or hide it, REALLY, REALLY well (if they see you drinking it, game over). Then, wean kids off sugary high calorie sodas by making healthy 'sodas' at home. Just a very small amount of 100% natural fruit juice with sparkling water. This is a great alternative to soda yet it still gives that bubbly experience that we all love. Eventually you can get your kids to drink sparkling water with a squeeze of fresh fruit juice such as grapefruit, orange or lime.

Do you have great detox ideas? If so please share!

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