Water, sure, but there must be other healthy drinks
Whenever we strive to make significant changes to our diets, we tend to focus on our meals and snacks — which makes sense given that we’re usually more able to feel the effects of what we eat (full, uncomfortable) more so than the drinks we have.
“Beverages almost always become an afterthought when thinking about lifestyle changes or weight loss,” says registered dietitian Abby Langer. “They’re consumed quickly, don’t require chewing and don’t generally contribute to feelings of satiety.”
But, it’s because of those characteristics that what you drink could be affecting your health and weight-loss goals. After speaking to both Langer and registered dietitian Vincci Tsui, we discovered that addressing what you drink has less to do with counting calories or a prescriptive diet, and more to do with mindfulness and awareness.