Combine your daily water intake with other drinks such as tea and coffee and diet soft drinks, in moderation, throughout the day.
Fruit and herb teas are a great choice as they are calorie free and come in a range of flavours. Other fruit-based drinks such as pure fruit juices, fruit smoothies and full sugar soft drinks are high in sugar and should be avoided.
While there is nothing wrong with having an occasional alcoholic drink, drinking too much can be harmful to your health. Research shows that drinking too much alcohol increases your chances of having high blood pressure and heavy drinking can also lead to a wide range of health problems. Keeping your alcohol consumption at a sensible level will help you develop positive habits for the future. In addition to the associated health risks, alcohol often has a high calorie content and we recommend you reduce your consumption to maximise weight loss and improve overall health.
Within the Celebrity Slim programme guidelines you can still treat yourself to a glass of wine or a small, low-carbohydrate beer, 2-3 days per week. Use a smaller glass (125ml) and choose a dry white or red wine rather than a sweet white or rose, as these contain more sugar and therefore more calories. Similarly if you prefer to drink a spirit, ensure that it is a single measure and try to mix with a diet mixer such as slimline tonic, soda water, diet coke or diet lemonade.