TOTAL HEALTH TRANSFORMATION SYSTEM
Make each drink a conscious choice, rather than a mindless one.
Are the calories that you’re drinking making you better?
- add value to your body and life? Or detract value?
- make your body, performance, and/or recovery better? Or worse?
If you’d like to make some adjustments, you have a lot of options to choose from on how to do it.
If you’re aiming to use beverages to stay hydrated, make it easy for yourself.
- Start your morning with a glass of water.
Leave an empty glass on your bathroom sink so you’ll see it when you wake up in the morning. Before you jump in the shower, fill the glass and drink.
- Sip water between bites of food.
This will also help you slow your eating, and eat more consciously.
- Buy a slick water bottle and carry it with you.
Or recycle a glass bottle or jar.
- Substitute water for other calorie-containing beverages.
You can go through the same actions of reaching for and sipping on a drink, without zero added calories.
If you’re aiming to make your beverages slightly better for your goals, start with awareness. Then, improve one small step at a time.
- If you normally have a double-cream coffee, try cutting to one cream or using homogenized milk instead.
- If you normally have a full-fat latte, try a skim milk latte or just a regular coffee.
- If you normally have regular soda, try a diet soda. If you normally drink diet soda, try soda water with some lemon or lime.
- If you normally have 3 glasses of wine in the evening, cut it to 1 or 2 glasses.
- If you’re looking for something a little tougher, try cold turkey on caloric drinks.
It’s not a set of rules or restrictions on what’s good or bad. It’s a game for you to figure out how to move along your continuum, according to what “a little bit better” is for you.