Just like it is important to plan for your food, it’s also important to plan for your drinks. Make no mistake, even healthy drinks can be filled with sugar and other ingredients that will hinder you in your new way of eating. If you are not used to drinking water, then it might be a bit overwhelming for you to drink nothing but water. Thankfully, there are a few easy ways that you can set yourself up for success when it comes to drinking.
For starters, set up your daily water goal and make a plan for achieving that goal. In other words, if your goal is to drink eight bottles of water, then think about how you will accomplish that. What time will you start drinking? How long will you wait between each bottle? How often will you need to drink to meet your goal? These things might seem simple now but when you’re going through the craziness of your day is important that you have a strategy. After all, if that huge brief is due on your boss’s desk at 10 o’clock and you haven’t set your water schedule for the day, you can easily forget to drink until after you’ve met your work deadline.
For many people, the thought of nothing but water can seem like a prison sentence. But drinking and keeping yourself hydrated is important. So it might be a good idea to try and find a healthy alternative to water. For instance, herbal teas and homemade lemonades can be a quick and easy drink when you need one. While these drinks might not be as powerful as plain water, they could still keep you hydrated and keep you on your healthy eating path.
Smoothies are another great way to drink throughout the day. Not only can they keep you feeling full, but they can also be a nice sweet treat. If you find yourself having sweet tooth cravings, smoothies would be a great way to counteract that. Many people turn to smoothies when they have cravings for coffee, sodas, and other sweet drinks. Even though smoothies aren’t meant to be your staple drink, they can be a wonderful treat after a hard workout or at the end of a hard day. It’s best to enjoy these sparingly though, as part of your whole in 30 transition is to refrain from anything that can be thought of as a desert.
Your whole in 30 journey is about more than just food. If you don’t plan your drinks, you could greatly hinder your success. Reaching for just one sugary drink after you begin your whole in 30 routine could trigger your body’s craving for more sugar.