7 Alternatives to Soda with Far Fewer Calories ...

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7 Alternatives to Soda with Far Fewer Calories ...

Soda can be the source of many empty calories. It can completely sabotage your diet efforts if you aren’t careful. Simply cutting out soda can help you lose ten, twenty or even more pounds. These’re some alternatives to soda with far few calories in them.

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1 Water

water,drink,bottle,liqueur,soft drink, Water is the best choice of beverage that you can choose. It’s completely calorie free and your body needs it. Most of us don’t drink enough water. If you switch your soda out for water then you’ll see more benefits than weight loss. You’ll feel better and your skin will have a lovely glow that no skincare or makeup product can accomplish.

2 Hot or Iced Tea

drink,alcoholic beverage,produce,plant,food, I love water and it’s the main drink I choose. But there’re also times when you just want something different. Tea is a good alternative to water and is calorie free on it’s own. You can keep it low cal by choosing a sugar-free sweetener and skim milk. There’re so many varieties of teas to choose from that you could drink a different one each day and not repeat a flavor for at least a month, if not longer.

Elevate your salads, yogurt, or smoothies with the crunchy goodness of sunflower kernels! Not just high in Vitamin E, these little gems also provide a nice texture and a delicious nutty flavor. Versatile and healthy, they surely deserve a place in our diets! Let's start to appreciate these unassuming seeds a little more.

3 Hot or Iced Coffee

footwear,human positions,leg,shoe,spring, Coffee is the other beverage I sometimes choose when I want a change from water. I love coffee and would honestly drink more but too much coffee isn’t good for you. Coffee is another low calorie beverage to drink. It’s possible to add a lot of calories if you go crazy with creamer or milk and sugar but it’s easy enough to keep it light. A hot cup of coffee is perfect on a winter morning and there’s nothing better than iced coffee when the temperature is on the rise.

4 Low Calorie Hot Chocolate

food,dessert,drink,hot chocolate,chocolate, Hot cocoa is an amazing treat but it can really deliver a punch of calories. That’s okay on occasion because we all need a day where we can throw caution to the wind but you don’t want to do that frequently. However, there’re low calorie hot chocolate mixes you can buy to have as a change of beverage. Some of them are as low as 25 calories. You can also find low calorie apple cider mixes, too.

5 Fizzy

pink,drink,food,milkshake,produce, A fizzy is something that I used to fix my children to give them a treat without turning them loose on soda. Mix half a glass of ice water with a forth a glass of apple or white grape juice and a forth a glass of soda. Yes, there’re still some calories here but they’re less than a full can of soda. When you’re really craving the fizz of soda then this can give you your fix. It has enough flavor to hit the spot.

6 Low Calorie Gatorade

human action,person,woman,lady,beauty, Low calorie Gatorade is another option. It’s flavorful and something different if you don’t love water. It’s wonderful at keeping your body hydrated and is a good source of potassium. While it’s not as good for you as water, it has benefits. It’s certainly better for you than soda!

7 Crystal Light Packets

food,cocktail,drink,alcoholic beverage,strawberry, This’s a good way to up your water intake without drinking plain water. Crystal Light packets have around 5 calories in each packet so they’re very diet friendly. They’re also really good. I usually keep a box or two stashed around so they’re easy to grab. They’re great to throw in your purse or keep in your car to add to a bottle of water when you’re on the go.

8 Red Wine

drink,drinkware,beer,hand, If your drink of choice when going out is soda mixed with an alcohol (vodka sprite, rum and coke, etc) then skip the soda and order red wine. It has major health benefits-in moderation- and fewer calories than it's soda alternative.

9 Vegetable Juice

plant,produce,food,drink,juice, If you struggle with your daily fruit and veggie servings, than start juicing your healthy necessities and drinking that instead of a soda. There's tons of recipes online and tons of things you can add to spice it up, sweeten it up, and more!

10 Milk

candle,lighting,drink,bottle,drinkware, Soy, almond, cashew, cow, coconut... Your options of milk are endless-and so are its health benefits! Skip the soda and grab a glass of sweet tasting milk. It's healthy, vitamin fortified, and whether you go for a dairy-free alternative or not, you can find it in a variety of flavors; all of which are healthier than soda.

These’re low calorie alternatives to soda. Which ones could work as a soda substitute for you? Have you been trying to give up your soda addiction?

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I wanna try fizzy now haha

I'm working to give up my coffee addiction! I drink it all day long, it's bad. Thanks for these tips as they'll help for avoiding too much coffee too!

Flavored seltzer water! 0 calories

Sparkling mineral water with a squeeze of lemon and crushed mint leaves- super good for you. Matcha tea served hot or cold. Fruit infusions. My favourite is decaf tea with a tsp of ginger powder- spicy and satisfying!

I gave up my soda and coffee years ago sure I can treat myself every once or twice every couple months but that's it

I do all of his except for Gatorade and adding the small amount of soda to water. All I drink is water or even juice but it has to have no sugar or a little in it. I have changed this part of my life for about 4, 5 years now and I love it!

There is a great soda out there called Zevia! It's made with no artificial sweeteners.. they use all natural stevia! It comes in lots of flavors.. and it tastes great! I get them at Whole Foods...

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