Coke & Pepsi Want You to Drink Fewer Calories

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The American Beverage Association and Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Coca-Cola, Pepsi Co., and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc., will soon begin promoting smaller portions and lower-calorie beverage options in response to the rise of obesity in America.

Obesity and the health risks associated with the condition, including diabetes, are often linked to sugary treats like sodas and bottled juices. And, for many MyFitnessPal users, noticing just how many calories they consume while sipping is one of the first “A-ha!” moments on their journey to weight loss and better health.

But for beverage manufacturers to admit their products might be contributing to the unhealthy state of Americans is a surprising step. The voluntary pledge to cut beverage calories by 20 percent by 2025 will certainly impact industry sales, and could put the brand viability of regular Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Dr. Pepper into question.

Are you thinking about cutting back on liquid calories? Here are two great articles full of tips to help you do just that.

Share your thoughts on the news about Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Dr. Pepper in the comments below!

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