Originally Posted by mosca
Just drink water. Even without all the sugar, all the other stuff in the soda's bad for you too. Americans just can't seem to drink anything unless it's sweet and "tastes good".
Another upshot to drinking plenty of water is you smell better. Water cleans your system out. People who are constantly dehydrated have nasty breath and their body odor is a lot more noticeable. Just think of anyone in your office who drinks nothing but coffee and sodas all day everyday. We had a fellow like that in my last office who drank coffee all morning and diet coke all afternoon - nice guy but I could smell his breath from 10 feet away. So addition to making you look better, it makes you smell better, too.