10. Drink Water-rich Beverages

Drink Water-rich Beverages

You don’t have to limit yourself to only drinking water, but drinking more water-rich beverages is overall important. Get rid of soda and caffeine, with the exception of one to two cups of coffee a day and green tea if you want. Just leave out the cream and sugar!

I like to flavor my coffee with a touch of cocoa powder, unsweetened almond milk and stevia for an easy mocha coffee that I love, and I sweeten my herbal and green tea with stevia and lemon instead of sugar. Herbal teas, flavored waters, etc. are fine to drink in place of water as long as they don’t have added sugar. You should never be drinking your calories. Calories are made to be burned for fuel and your body doesn’t burn calories just by you sipping on them. Eat your calories, don’t drink them. I also find it helpful to keep water flavored with lemons and limes in my fridge so I don’t tire of the plain stuff.

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