Drink And Dieting - The Best Drinks For Dieters
When people diet they don't think carefully about what they drink - You need to though.
Eating and drinking are closely linked eat the right foods and
drink the wrong drinks and you will reduce your chances of losing
What are the best things to drink when on a diet?
Here we will look at the best drinks to aid weight loss and the
ones that can slow down, or make your diet ineffective.
Lets look at drink and dieting and start with the best
drink of all first.
Water pure and simple is the single best drink for losing weight
and is the most important catalyist for weight loss in ANY diet.
A dieter should drink at least eight glasses of water.
Water is quite possibly the single most important catalyst in
losing weight and keeping it off.
It acts as a natural appetite suppressant by keeping your stomach
full and fending off dehydration which can lead to hunger pangs.
Many times when you feel hunger signals, they are
actually thirst signals, so before eating, drink a
glass of water instead.
Most importantly of all, water helps your body metabolizes stored
fat by helping the kidneys flush out waste.
When you dont drink enough water the liver which works
to provide stored fat for energy also takes on the task of helping
out the kidneys and thus becomes less effective at metabolizing
Drinking eight glasses of ice cold water a day burns about 62
calories because your body has to work to raise that waters temperature
to body temperature - That amounts to about 430 calories per week.
2. Alcohol and soda
When dieting, dont drink to much alcohol or sodas that
are high in sugar. They contain plenty of calories and also make
you feel hungry. So moderation is the order of the day.
Not all alcoholic drinks contain the same ingredients and have
different affects on a diet.
Pure spirits are one of the best type of drinks to consume while
on a diet because they contain approx 100 calories and very little
in way of carbohydrates.
Examples would be shots of vodka, rum, Bacardi, or gin
With no mixer added.
If mixing these drinks when on a diet make sure you use diet
tonic and diet colas etc
Wine is ok in moderation and many people like a glass with their
meal a typical glass of red or white is both low in carbohydrates
Dont go for sweet wines though stay with dry as they are
not so fattening.
Beer is full of calories and really when dieting drink in moderation.
Keep in mind that a pint of beer can contain a whopping 300 calories.
3. Coffee & Tea
Coffee is fat-free, but drinking it can be detrimental to diets
why? Because even though coffee in itself is fat-free,
it is what can be added that hurts your diet.
Low and fat free milk is fine, but avoid cream. Finally, go easy
on the sugar, if you have a sweet tooth.
All you have to do is remember that without added sugar or cream,
coffee does not contain any calories.
Plain tea does not have any calories before you add your sweeteners
If you are looking for an option that does not contain caffeine,
you may want to check out black or green tea. Many herbal teas
possess a diuretic effect.
When it comes to the drinking of iced tea, you need to check
the label to make sure that it contains no sugar.
4. Green Tea
A favorite diet drink is green tea.
The benefits of drinking green tea can be seen through the high
concentration of antioxidants that can be found.
Studies have also shown that the benefits of green tea for dieting
are visible when drinking just one cup a day and weight loss is
5. Fruit Juices
When choosing a fruit juice while dieting, you should always
look at the nutritional information found on the label.
You need to make sure that the juice is made from real fruit
and not the sugar-filled concentrates that are loaded with calories.
Providing the juice is natural any fruit or vegetable juice can
be incorporated in your diet.
Milk contains calories but if used correctly in a diet can help
you lose weight. Make sure that you choose low or fat free varieties
that contain far less calories
One of the reasons that milk helps some to lose weight because
it makes you feel full. It also aids in bone strength, as well
as lowers blood pressure and provides a load of other nutrients
our bodies need.
When dieting we all have to drink and the choices we make can
have a big affect on how much weight we lose as you can from the
By all means enjoy any drink even alcohol but do so in moderation
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