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Water Instead Of Soda Will Save You $1,100 In 2011

It’s that time of year where many of us will make resolutions.  I don’t normally make resolutions anymore, but this one caught my eye. Drinking water, instead of soda, could save you $1,100 a year and countless calories! CNN.com listed 3 easy resolutions for 2011 to save you money, and replacing soda with water, was #1!

Resolve to drink more water.  Savings: $1,100.

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If you are a soda drinker, you can do more for your wallet and your waist with this one resolution than almost anything else. And better yet, it is an attainable goal, says Peter Moore, editor of Men’s Health magazine and author of the “Lean Belly Prescription.”

Consider this: Water is free, has zero calories and if you add ice, you will actually burn 500 calories a week or 26,000 calories a year just by switching from soda, he says.

Compare that with the average soda consumer, who spends $3 and sucks down 500 extra calories a day. That’s an astounding 182,500 soda calories a year that vanish if your New Year’s resolution is to switch to water. Switching from soda will save you $1,100 a year. How about pouring that in a 529 college savings plan instead of down your gullet?

See the other two money saving resolutions at CNN.com.

What are your resolutions for 2011? Will you cut out soda and drink water instead? Share your comments below.

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