The Plan to Quit Diet Soda

Learn how to quit your diet soda addiction for good!

The Plan to Quit Diet Soda

Quitting diet soda can be a hard decision to make, as you may be addicted for many reasons. It could be the fizz, caffeine or the flavor and because the withdrawal symptoms are so intense, eliminating it from your diet can be a challenging life decision. Ditch soda once and for all with this plan that focuses on combatting the withdrawal symptoms while simultaneously weaning you off for good.

Develop a Quitting Schedule

Set an end date for your diet soda addiction, whether it’s in one day or one month. Once you've reached your date, start cutting back slowly, rather than quitting cold turkey. Reduce your soda intake by 25% during the first week, 50% the second week and 75% the third week. By the fourth week, you should cut it out completely.

Exactly How to De-Escalate Aggression From a Stranger

Follow security Expert Bill Staton's important advice to keep yourself safe.

Have you ever had a tense interaction with a stranger in public? Perhaps your shopping carts accidentally knocked into each other or there was a misunderstanding in communication and the other person gets angry. You may wonder how you can de-escalate the aggression and exit the situation safely. So security expert Bill Stanton has your go-to advice for staying alert and protecting yourself in the face of verbal aggression and physical attacks.

THE INITIAL INTERACTION

Bill Stanton: "It always starts with something small, like someone being too close to you, or even more common, you get bumped by a shopping cart. You want to look at their eyes first -it may reveal emotional changes. But you can't rely on just that. Look at what their trunk is doing; a person's torso will reveal their intent. Body language like raising hands, heightened expression, tense shoulders — these are natural responses to a person who is feeling threatened and will escalate. They may begin to zero in on the space between you and them, and their voice will get louder and louder. You want to read this before it gets further and becomes explosive."

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