Day 2 - Inspect Your Beverages


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:

Water

Seltzer water (flavored or plain)

Herbal Tea - try ginger, chamomile, or tumeric teas

Black Tea

Green Tea

Freshly brewed coffee

Milk (Dairy or Plant-based)

Coconut water

Kombucha Tea - look for lower sugar option

Unsweetened teas

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

Diet Sodas

Packaged, Refrigerated Juices

Bottled juices

Canned juices or juice boxes

Sweet Tea

Lemonade, Limeade

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.


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