Why change what you drink?
In an ideal world any nutritionist would love to see everyone drinking water. Nothing else… just. Water. But as much as I love water… I know for many people life would be bloody dull without a beer, a gin, or a latte… heck I’d be miserable without constant coffee!
Why is water ideal? It contains zero calories, and is effectively our life source with 60% of our bodies being made up of the stuff! It’s vital for our hydration requirements and life itself. Without it, we die, simple.
The other danger with drinking our calories rather than eating them, is it’s extremely easy to go overboard. If I gave you three oranges to eat, you might struggle. If I gave you those 3 oranges all squished into a glass of fresh orange, it’s a doddle to get them down. Yes those oranges are great nutritional value, and if you struggle to get your calories and carbohydrates up then fresh fruit juice can be a fantastic option. However it can also be enough to sabotage fat loss if you’re not careful and monitor how much you have.
I’m going to assume you don’t want to drink water only, so here we look at alternatives to some of the higher calorie drinks we like to indulge in. Remember there’s no right or wrong, and not all these suggestions will work for you. If you have any awesome suggestions you think I should add here please email [email protected]
I apologise I seem to be focusing on alcohol! There are other health impacts widely documented about the consumption of alcohol, I am not going to repeat them here. I’m just going to assume if you want an alcoholic drink then maybe consider the above changes. Also, I often end my day with a big gin glass full of flavoured sparkling water or mocktail from Aldi (I’m a proper posh gal)! The relaxation caused by simply hydrating is very similar without the alcoholic additions so I highly recommend trying some flavoured waters but in your favourite gin glass!
Manage your weight by creating your nutrition plan
I’ve been big. When I started running I was wearing mens 3XL tops because the 2xl felt too snug when I moved. I’ve done every diet under the sun, and the only way I believe I can help you is to find a lifelong nutrition plan that suits you and your food choices.
I don’t believe in restricting and I believe that no food is off limits, but I also advocate a “food is fuel” approach to selecting your nutritional choices. We all have individual goals and our bodies are unique in their own ways, what works for one person won’t always work for another. Therefore I work with my clients to help educate and develop their own individual plan they scan stick to for life.
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