Cut back on liquid calories
Make these simple drink substitutions to start shed ding fat
Lowering your daily intake of energy from drinks can help you get lean. Try these three simple tricks
Become a water baby
The easiest habit change you can make to start shrinking your waistline, and looking and feeling better instantly, is to drink more water. Subjects who drank 450ml of water saw their metabolism spike temporarily by 30%, according to a study in the Journal Of Endocrinology And Metabolism, with researchers suggesting drinking an extra 1.5 litres of water a day would increase daily calorie expenditure by 200.
Cut milk from tea time
A cup of black coffee has fewer calories than you have fingers, so ditching the milk or cream (as well as the caramel syrup and chocolate sprinkles) will radically reduce the amount of liquid calories you consume – especially if your working day is powered by frequent coffees. If you’re a tea drinker, bin the sugar – obviously – and try switching some cups of milky tea for green tea or other low-calorie flavoured brews.
Win the booze battle
A pint of beer might quench the thirst like no other drink known to man, but each one packs a big calorific punch - anywhere between 200 and 250 of them, depending on the strength. And be honest: how often do you stop after just one? If you are going to drink, opt for clear spirits and zero calorie mixers to cut down the calories to as few as 50 per round. And stay well away from those pork scratchings.