I think everyone knows that drinking water at a restaurant will give you a lot lower calorie-count than drinking an extra-large soda, but unfortunately there are also a lot of other drinks that seem appealing that can be just as damaging to your diet.
Calorie count in 8 ounces? 120! Yikes!
However, while it’s great to say “don’t drink all your calories,” it’s harder to make yourself drink low-calorie beverages when usually the high-calorie ones look really, really appetizing.
My tip: Keep Low-Calorie Drinks Handy
1. I like refrigerated water. We have a pitcher of water in the fridge, and therefore water is more appealing to me.
2. Drink tea! I hadn’t make enough tea recently because my tea was not in a convenient place. Keep a few bags close to the stove in a drawer – tea is healthful and low-calorie. If your house is really warm in the summer, make brewed iced tea (with no sugar, or very little).
3. If you don’t really care for plain water, go for the True Lime or True Lemon flavor packets rather than sugary (or artificially sweetened) water flavoring.
4. Keep a water bottle with you. If you have a water bottle with you you’re less likely to want to stop at McDonald’s for a soda or Starbucks for the newest oh-so-delicious-and-sugary frappachino. And hey, it’s good to drink a lot of water, anyway!