With fat loss in mind, all of your fluid intake should come from non-calorie containing beverages such as water and green tea. Eliminate the fruit juices, alcoholic drinks and sodas. In the average American diet beverage consumption accounts for about 22% of daily calorie intake with most of that 22% coming from added sugars. Some popular beverages and their calorie and sugar content are:
• Minute Maid Apple Juice (8oz.): 118 calories, 26g of sugar
• Fresh orange juice (8oz.): 107 calories, 20g of sugar
• 20oz. bottle of Coke: 239 calories, 66g of sugar• 1 Budweiser: 145 calories
• 1 glass of red wine: 127 calories• 1 12oz. margarita: 556 calories, 16g of sugar
Aim for about eight cups of water a day as well as 1-2 cups of green tea a day. In addition to green tea’s anti-oxidant benefits it has been shown to have a positive effect your body’s metabolism.