Top 4 Drink Swaps to Help You Lose Weight

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Cocktails – Cocktails are extremely high in sugar and some even contain a lot of fat, think pina colada. If you are making cocktails at home you can substitute coke, pop and sugary syrups for fresh fruit juices to mix with the liquor. So for example, if you want to make a cosmopolitan use fresh orange and cranberry juice instead of bottled pre-made mixers which are high in sugar. Caesars are a great example of a "healthy" cocktail.

Energy Drinks – Popular varieties of these include Monster, Red Bull and Rockstar. People love drinking these to give their bodies a quick energy rush and the boost to do something. However, the reason why energy drinks work is not because they contain ingredients such as ginseng, it's because they are high in sugar. When you put a lot of sugar into your body it is inevitable that you go suddenly gain a lot of "energy" its from the influx of sugar being released into your body suddenly. If you want energy that is sustained and released over a long period of time, blend a tablespoon of flaxseed oil and 5 oranges for a delicious smoothie that will energize you as well.

Sports Drinks – Sports drinks are similar to energy drinks. If you want to drink something before and after you work out that will revitalize you drink pure coconut water, it has the highest source of electrolytes found in nature. Or try trying a fresh lemon into your water bottle.

Dairy Milk – Milk is disgusting, there is no way around this. If you like the taste you can substitute it for almond, soy, or hemp milk. It's easy to make your own; all you have to do is blend ¾ of a cup of your chosen nut with a dash of salt and a cup of fresh water. If you are drinking milk for calcium, you should realize that you need to drink 3 cups a day and while you are drinking it for calcium you are also ingesting tons of sugar, fat and unnecessary protein. Did I mention that there is also pus, white blood cells, in milk? If you need calcium, eat calcium rich foods such as beans, broccoli, kale, orange juice. You are doing your body no favours by drinking milk.

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Source by Katrina Kouli