Ways to reduce soda intake slowly include switching to diet sodas and switching to caffeine-free versions of sodas. Transitioning to caffeine-free sodas makes it easier for caffeine-addicted people to kick the habit. Products made with artificial sugar allow users to cut down on sugar consumption while weaning off of soda.
Keeping plenty of non-soda alternatives on hand can also make it easier to minimize soda intake. Possible alternatives include skim milk, teas, coffee and waters infused with lemon, lime, cucumbers or berries. These options are flavorful and allow users to engage in the habit of sipping a drink without that drink being soda.