When you start to drink more water, you’ll find that you drink less fizzy drinks and fewer high calorie drinks. There are a few major benefits to this:
- Swapping water for fizzy drinks helps decrease your daily caloric intake.
- The more water you drink helps you feel fuller, reducing the impulse to snack more.
- Drinking water instead of heavily flavoured drinks helps trains your taste buds to enjoy the subtle tastes of whole foods that are less processed and lower in calories.
- Drinking sufficient water will have a noticeable and remarkably fast effect (for the better) to your physical well-being.
- Drinking water instead of reaching for the fizz will fatten your brain cells and not your body’s fat cells.
- Fizzy drinks can act as a diuretic whereas water does not dehydrate you – it in fact achieves the complete opposite.
- Drinking water, while you may not initially register it, is incredibly refreshing, whereas drinking fizzy drinks can increase your thirst and need for more sugar.
And while you might drink water to lose weight, you’ll find that it’s also good for your pocket. Have you ever thought about the annual cost of your fizzy drinks habit? For many people, it is substantial. A single diet fizzy drink during the day may not seem expensive, but over the course of a year, it adds up to a few hundred pounds.
Right now is a good enough time as any to embark on a drink more water, less sugary drinks campaign. Use your fizzy drinks money to buy a water bottle. Or, buy two – one to leave at the office and one to keep on you if your workplace involves being out of the office throughout the week.
Use the office water cooler to replenish your water bottle before you head out or often during the day if you work in-house.