Wet your whistle with drinks that promote good sleep, hydration, kidney function, and promote healthy immune function. Un-sweeten your life and your tastebuds will adapt and change in just a matter of days.
This change may be extremely difficult for some, while others of you may be shrugging your shoulders and saying, "Not a problem". Either way, you'll want to try this challenge for a single day.
Avoid artificial sweeteners as well if you can - as these may set you up for an expectation of sweet when you drink.
As I look at my dog, I think, "Wow, he only drinks water, and he is doing just fine." He doesn't know what he's missing, so he doesn't care.
Don't get me wrong, I love my hot, steamy coffee in the morning - sometimes it's the main reason I get out of bed! Choosing to drink beverages that are unsweetened can shave pounds off of your form without any extra effort or exercise.
Beverages to Choose:
Seltzer water (flavored or plain)
Herbal Tea - try ginger, chamomile, or tumeric teas
Freshly brewed coffee
Milk (Dairy or Plant-based)
Kombucha Tea - look for lower sugar option
4oz of freshly juiced foods (Lemon, grapefruit, beet, orange, etc) fresh out of a juicing machine or from your local juice shop.
Beverages to Skip:
Sugar-sweetened sodas of any kind
Packaged, Refrigerated Juices
Canned juices or juice boxes
Alcohol - includes Beer, Wine, Liquor
Sugar-sweetened Sports Drinks
Retraining your taste buds to appreciate the hydration power of pure water and unsweetened drinkables will provide health benefits for many years to come.