Our numerical results are as follows. When social habits are taken into consideration, body weight is more responsive to taxes than if social habits are ignored. Additionally, the more aware individuals initially are of the calorie content of SSB relative to Non-SSB, the more they decrease SSB consumption, and thereby experience a larger decrease in their body weight following a tax. Thus, our results suggest that estimates relying on models without social habits or calorie consciousness might understate the potential of SSB taxes. Furthermore, the decrease in body weight is significantly larger for adult males than adult females. We find that a 20% tax on soft drinks, ﬂavored syrups and fruit drinks would result in a weight loss of up to 6.9 Kg for the average adult male and of up to 5 Kg for the average adult female. Simulations indicate that on average, women are initially more aware of the calorie content of SSB over Non-SSB than men and more inﬂuenced by social habits. However, the difference in body weight outcomes is explained by social habits being relatively more important than low calorie awareness for men, and by the fact that men are heavier initially.