becoming less: don’t drink your calories


I’m laughing right now because I know that this post will probably be taken seriously, um, not at all.

But, this ismyseries on weight loss success, so you know, I can write about whatever I want.

Here’s the deal: I know that you all love your coffee, and soda, and juice, and whatever else, but there’s only one drink you should be consuming on a regular basis in large quantities: water.

I read an article once about how water helps you lose those “last five pounds” and it went something like this: We’re all dehydrated {If your urine isn’t almost clear, you’re dehydrated. Period.} and so whatever water we actually do drink, our body holds on to. But if you drink water, amounting to half of your body weight in ounces every day {example: if you weigh 100 pounds you should drink 50 ounces of water every day} and you make that a habit, your body will start flushing out all of the water it’s been holding on to, and you’ll lose just about 5 pounds almost instantly. Of course, you have to keep up that level of water consumption.

I’m going to attack you soda-drinkers, because frankly, you make up like 99.9% of this country: You’re killing yourself. Whether you’re drinking diet or not, soda is just terrible for you. You may as well just smoke cigarettes as far as I’m concerned. There is nothing beneficial about soda. Nothing. Just stop, ok? It’s not worth it.


No matter what kind of non-water drink you’re consuming, you’re putting unnecesary calories into your body that just aren’t worth it. Save those calories for something really worthwhile – like a weekend dessert, or a yummy steak dinner or something.

Just like with a food addiction, you’re absolutely going to go through withdrawal {especially you soda/coffee drinkers, because you’re most likely addicted to the caffeine – also not good for you.} and you’ll probably go through the whole “But water just doesn’t have any flavor…” whine session. But eventually, you’ll get over all that and you’ll find that it’s almost like you have super-powered taste buds, because once you make water your primary drink, everything else tastes extra-flavorful.

So this challenge is really two-fold – stop drinking crap, and start consuming much more water.

It may be tough – but who doesn’t want to lost 5 pounds?


4 Responses to “becoming less: don’t drink your calories”

  1. 1 lifelemons March 19, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    This is the one thing I’m struggling with lately. Darn lattes!

  2. 2 littlemisskeri March 22, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    I really appreciate this blog post! Seriously. I decided to give up all sodas a few months ago, just to see if I could do it. It’s easier then I thought it would be. Being on campus every day, especially, has been a challenge, but I’ve succeeded so far. I’ve been drinking close to 50 ounces of water a day (sometimes, more then that, but on average, 50) and I’ve noticed that not only do I feel healthier, I look healthier, too. Water helps the skin, as well as the extra weight loss… and it helps hair, too. It’s weird, I know, but that’s what I’ve noticed. My hair and my skin are healthier now that the excess sugary crap is gone! I do have starbucks once a week (on fridays to celebrate another week of college down! haha), so I’m not completely perfect on this yet, but I’m getting there! :)

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