Thanks to Dr Pepper Snapple Group for partnering for today’s post. All opinions are my own.
With each new year, comes resolutions and changes that we want to make. The new year is just 2 weeks away and many of us are thinking about those things right now. I stopped making resolutions because I always break them and then feel like I failed. So instead, I try to make small changes that are doable and this year it’s all about finding your balance.
Rather than saying I’m going on a diet (and failing at it), I’ll be finding a better balance between my calories in and calories out. You know what that means? It means that I can still enjoy some of my favorite things! Instead of constantly watching my calories, I’ll be making sure that I’m more active so that I can burn the calories from the things that I love.
I had the pleasure of joining a discussion with the Dr Pepper Snapple Group last week and it was great to have my questions answered. I learned so many interesting facts, some of which I’ve shared below.
- If you aren’t drinking a cola, there’s a pretty good chance you’re drinking one of DPS’s products.
- Out of its 14 biggest brands, 13 are #1 or #2 in their respective category.
- DPS is the third largest beverage manufacturer in the U.S., but the LEADER in flavors.
Interesting facts, right? I hadn’t realized just how large their brand was until I had that chat last week. But the best part is that DPS as a brand is committed to balance and believes that healthy living is all about balance – balancing the calories you consume when eating and drinking with calories burned when you get physical. And that’s not saying that you need to go run a marathon or anything. Take your kids (or your dog) for a brisk walk around the block and you’ll burn some calories.
During our briefing, the DPS team debunked some popular myths and that was really interesting. One of the most shocking discoveries for me was that all natural doesn’t even mean what you think. In fact, if something is said to be “all natural” it’s actually filled with chemicals! It’s said that sugar-sweetened soft drinks are unique contributors to obesity but only 7% of the average daily caloric intake is from soft drinks. Check out LetsClearItUp.org to learn more about myths vs. facts.
As a brand, I’m really proud of DPS because the voluntarily took their full calorie beverages out of schools and are working in the Clear the Calories initiative by putting calorie counts on the front of all beverage containers. How’s that for transparency?
Which Dr Pepper Snapple Group beverages are your favorite?