Liq­uids are impor­tant to con­sume on any diet. But what if you are not a fan of reg­u­lar water?

To get the body of your dreams, you need to change your lifestyle and diet, and drink plen­ty of flu­ids. If you like vari­ety, here are 6 drink options (includ­ing water) you can drink while on a diet.

Water

Yes, water has long retained its sta­tus as an ide­al drink for weight loss. The water you drink does not have to be fil­tered, puri­fied, alka­line, arte­sian or moun­tain. It could even be tap water, the qual­i­ty of which you are sure of.

Water is essen­tial for the prop­er func­tion­ing of our bod­ies, includ­ing main­tain­ing nor­mal body weight. You can “spice up” your diet by adding fruit juice to your diet. These can be fla­vors like straw­ber­ry and kiwi, blue­ber­ry and mint, or even “lemon­ade”, but only with the addi­tion of real lemons.

Seltzer

We are not talk­ing about alco­holic drinks called seltzer, but about spe­cial healthy car­bon­at­ed water. It can be com­bined with unusu­al fla­vors such as orange vanil­la, blue­ber­ry acai and beach plum.

These drinks are 99% water and will help you meet your dai­ly flu­id intake, which is 11.5 cups per day for women and 15.5 cups per day for men (includ­ing water in reg­u­lar meals). These drinks con­tain no calo­ries, added sweet­en­ers or sug­ar sub­sti­tutes, which helps con­trol weight.

Seltzer is ordi­nary water that has been arti­fi­cial­ly car­bon­at­ed. It does not con­tain sodi­um salts, and noth­ing affects the taste of the final prod­uct. For many Rus­sians, the name “seltzer water” is more famil­iar.

Herb tea

Herbal teas are made from plant components—roots, flow­ers, and bark. Pop­u­lar com­bi­na­tions include chamomile, hibis­cus, orange zest and mint. You can exper­i­ment and find the tea you want to drink every day. After all, herbal teas do not con­tain caf­feine and help keep you in shape.

How­ev­er, remem­ber that ingre­di­ents in herbal tea may inter­act unpre­dictably with some med­ica­tions. And also harm cer­tain cat­e­gories of peo­ple — for exam­ple, preg­nant or breast­feed­ing peo­ple. There­fore, be sure to con­sult your doc­tor before drink­ing even the most harm­less tea on a reg­u­lar basis.

Black coffee

Cof­fee is often crit­i­cized for being full of unwant­ed calo­ries, exces­sive amounts of sug­ar and fat. It’s gen­er­al­ly a bad idea to add it to your diet if you want to lose weight. How­ev­er, cof­fee itself is not to blame for any­thing.

Addi­tion­al calo­ries are found in many of your favorite addi­tives (sug­ar, cream, syrup, etc.). Try switch­ing to black and unsweet­ened cof­fee, mea­sur­ing the amount of ele­ments you add to the drink. Grad­u­al­ly reduce the amount over sev­er­al weeks until your cof­fee tastes bet­ter.

Smoothie

A small, well-pre­pared smooth­ie can be a great low-calo­rie snack idea. A smooth­ie typ­i­cal­ly con­sists of water, low-fat dairy, with the addi­tion of fruit, some­times veg­eta­bles, and pos­si­bly pro­tein to increase sati­ety. Here are some snack ideas:

  • 1 medi­um banana + 1 cup unsweet­ened soy milk + 1 scoop vanil­la pro­tein pow­der + ¼ cup canned pump­kin.
  • ½ cup man­go + ½ cup pineap­ple + 1 cup skim milk + 2 table­spoons chia seeds + 1 cup fresh spinach.
  • 1 cup blue­ber­ries + 1 cup light oat milk + ½ cup silken tofu + ½ cup cau­li­flower.