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Drinking and Dieting - How To lose Half a Stone Quickly

If you want to lose weight fast then what you drink is just as important as what you eat.

Here we are going to look at drinking and dieting and how by making some simple changes in your drinks you can lose weight fast.

These drinking and dieting tips are easy so let's look at them.

1. Coffee

It's great that we have so many different varieties of coffee and specialist coffee shops have been one of the major growth industries in recent years.

Only one problem - many coffees contain up to 400 calories - the equivalent of a filling snack.

Also caffeine gives an energy boost followed by a slump, so you are then more likely to eat to satisfy your craving for energy.

If you must drink coffee take it black (or coffee with skimmed milk at around 10 calories it's the best option.

Or try drinking tea. Green tea is a great option.

It has been found that drinking 5 cups a day boosts the metabolism that can see you burn up to 70 extra calories a day.

2. Drink water

Drink plenty of fresh water. Water is an 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.

When we get "hunger signals", in many cases they are "thirst signals", so drink 1.5 - 2 liters a day to fend them off

Water also helps your body metabolize stored fat by helping the kidneys flush out waste.

Drinking eight glasses of cold iced water each day burns about 60 calories.

Your body has to work to raise that waters temperature to your body's temperature. This results in burning about 420 calories per week.

3. Carbonated Drinks

Here you need to consider that a can of coke has around 150 calories so 4 day means 600 the equivalent of a meal.

Switch to diet options or cut down. Carbonated drinks in terms of calories add up!

4. A tasty foiling lunch drink

Soup is fantastic for weight loss, is full of goodness and is filling and their great in the winter to.

Make sure you go for healthy options lots of vegetables, fish, beans and chicken are good options.

Vegetables have slow realise carbs for energy and the meat protein which makes you feel full for far longer.

5. In the morning get started with

Juice full of goodness and tasty but be careful. You need to drink juice with pulp in it (i.e the bits) as these are shown to keep you full longer and prevent snacking.

Buy fruit juice without added processed sugar make sure it's organic and full of pulp.

6. Alcohol

The killer on a diet but you don't have to give up entirely. Consider the fact that alcohol is laden with calories and increases appetite and you can see how it can ruin your diet.

Let's be honest though many of us like a drink, but you need to be sensible.

If you are out and want a drink then the best option is a sprit and a diet mixer or the occasioal glass of wine with a meal is ok.

How much can simple drink changes make to your diet?

When dieting drinking and dieting are closely linked and unless you are careful about your drinking your diet will suffer.

Follow the above tips though and you will soon be losing weight fast and feeling great so try them.

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