When it comes to meals, we have you covered, but obviously you need something to drink with it! There are a few different options for drinks, so let’s break down what our choices are:
- Water – This is the best choice when it comes to fluid intake. We recommend drinking a minimum of eight glasses of water each day. This can be in the form of regular water or flavored water (like Propel or Fruit 2.0 etc.).
- Flavored Drinks – There are many types of flavored drinks out there, so generally, we recommend cutting back gradually on your use of these products. Things like soda, coffee, tea, and other drinks containing caffeine are diuretic, and though you are drinking, can cause you to lose water and make you become dehydrated. We don’t recommend more than two of these types of drinks a day and slowly cutting back on your personal intake will greatly help your body.
- Alcohol – Right away, yes, you can have alcohol on program. But we strongly suggest you do so in moderation, as serving sizes can really sneak up on you over the course of a week or out at dinner. Dr. Cederquist recommends that women consume no more than 3 alcoholic drinks a week, and no more than 4 a week for men.
If you have any questions about what drinks may be best for you, feel free to reach out to our dietitians!