Well, your cells need a certain amount of converted sugar to be able to do their job. When you get the right amount, your body is in harmony. You have a stable weight and you feel good. When your pancreas does not produce the amount of insulin that is needed to convert the raw food into a cell friendly product, you end up with excess sugar in the blood and a big part of it becomes fat. One way to cut down on the excess is to control the type of soft drink that you consume. I have a SodaStream unit and recommend it to replace the regular canned products from the store. SodaStream is an affiliate company and their link can be found in the Reference Page (see the Menu section above).