While WW is all about the things we eat, it's often the things that we drink that can get us off track. If you are looking for healthy drinks to lose weight, you have come to the right spot. Let's chat about upgrading your water, why smoothies aren't always the best choice and how to incorporate healthier drinks into your day.
Choose Healthy Drinks To Lose Weight
Are you a self-proclaimed soda addict like I am? It can be difficult to shift your focus away from sugar-packed, carbonated drinks. By preparing in advance to tackle your thirst with refreshing drinks, you can elevate your health and accelerate your weight loss.
By drinking healthier beverages, you can cleanse your body of toxins which will restore your health! Pair these drinks with exercise and following your WW freestyle points and you can stay on track without turning to diet sodas loaded with artificial sweeteners.
How Can I Drink More Water Every day?
I am the type of person that really doesn't like drinking plain water. Enter the Cirkul water bottle and its genius flavor technology. You screw in the flavor tubes and the dispenser top has a dial on it to adjust the strength of the flavors to your liking. The best part is all of the flavors have ZERO SUGAR and ZERO CALORIES which means ZERO POINTS.
What flavors does Cirkul have?
LifeSip: Enriched with Essential B Vitamins
- Fruit Punch
- Sweet Tea & Lemon
- Raspberry Lemonade
- Coconut Pineapple
- Berry Pomegranate
- Strawberry Kiwi
- Peach Mango
- Strawberry Lemonade (Stevia)
- Blueberry Cranberry (Stevia)
- Mango Grapefruit (Stevia)
FitSip: Contains Electrolytes
- Mixed Berry
- White Cherry
- Orange Tangerine
- Lemon Lime(Stevia)
- Tropical Blast
GoSip: Contains Caffeine
- Strawberry Watermelon
- Green Apple
- Black Cherry
- Cherry Limeade
- Citrus Twist
PureSip: All Natural Flavors, No Added Sweeteners
TeaSip: Premium tea blended
- Peach Tea
- Raspberry Tea
If you love drinking coffee, Cirkul has BrewSip!
One of the biggest things with drinking coffee is the cream and sugar that go into them. Now, you can get your favorite iced coffees with the caffeine boost you crave as infused waters in your Cirkul!
- Pumpkin Spice
- Peppermint Mocha
- Creme Brulee
- Classic Iced Coffee
Other Drink Options: What is Sassy Water?
A popular drink for weight loss is known as “Sassy Water”, which I stumbled upon accidentally. (Can I just say that I LOVE the name?) It was created by Cynthia Sass, a nutrition director for Prevention Magazine as a part of her Flat Belly Diet. The recipe itself is simple but the results are a refreshing beverage packed with health benefits.
Take a minute to watch this video to show exactly how to make Sassy Water.
What is in Sassy Water That Helps With Weight Loss?
One of the first lessons we are taught about nutrition is the importance of drinking water and staying hydrated.
Start with a pitcher that can hold at least 2 liters of water. Add in grated ginger root, fresh mint, sliced cucumbers and sliced lemons. Use a drink muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon to crush the ingredients together. Fill up the pitcher with water and refrigerate before drinking. That's it, I told you it was simple!
What about Smoothies?
Are smoothies healthy as meal replacements?
While it is true that smoothies made at home are high in nutritional value, they may not be the best choice for a meal. When you drink a meal instead of eating whole foods, it may not fill your stomach to satisfy your hunger.
However, with WW if you count your points (Yes, you have to count points in a smoothie but I'll explain that in a moment) and fill your blender with fruits and vegetables rich in fiber and protein, you will have a winner.
Why do smoothies have WW Points when regular fruit and vegetables are free?
This is a question that is asked all too often. On WW Freestyle, the majority of fruits and vegetables are considered zero point foods. However, those point values change when you turn it into a blended beverage.
In order to better understand why these points are counted, I want you to imagine the ingredients for your smoothie in front of you. If you were to eat all of those fruits, vegetables, yogurt, and juice separately, you would be snacking for an extended period of time and it would take up more volume in your stomach. However, when you squish it all down and consume it in one shot, it does not keep you as full for long.
What flavor of Cirkul would you want to try first? I'm loving the Cherry Limeaid!