Here is an excellent article on cutting down on soda consumption – something we all know is a healthy change in our diets. The article stresses why and how you need to cut back. The best suggestion (in my opinion) is to try to cut down for a couple of weeks or so. When you do, you will retrain your taste buds and the next soda or sweet sugary food will be too sweet. I cut back on salt this way and it worked very well.