I predict that by early 2010, you’ll see something surprisingly new – small cans of Coke. How small you ask? The cans will run 7.5 ounces and come in at only 90 calories. These are “mini me” versions of the the real thing. Typically if you buy an individual bottle of soda you’re looking at 20 ounces, 2.5 servings, and a lot of excessive calories from sugar. But with these smaller cans, you get portion and calorie control. If you replace one 20 ounce soda (240 calories) with their 7.5 ounce mini-can (90 calories) you’re saving 150 calories.
Watch my video review of the small Coke cans and another new product, Sprite Green, sweetened naturally with Truvia, the sweetener made from the Stevia plant. Sprite Green has 70 calories in 12 ounces.
If you are someone who is trying to lose weight and know you are drinking too many liquid calorie beverages, this may be just the solution you need to help cut back. These may also be a good idea for parents who don’t want to give their kids artificial sweeteners or a “big soda.” They will be sold in packs of eight at grocery stores nationwide.
I think this is a step in the right direction. When you are trying to lose weight, you need to nourish yourself, and too many sweetened beverages get in the way of getting healthy foods that fuel your body. Cutting portions and calories are important strategies. So now you have no excuse. If you love your sodas, get the smaller cans, sip, and save calories.
October 23rd, 2009