Keeping fluids up

(5 Posts)
Kneejerk Mon 26-Sep-16 14:46:31

Ive been on the 5:2 for a year but always fall at the same hurdle;

Drinking!

I'm not keen on water :-(

Is there a low sugar cal alternative that isn't full of sugar or replacements (I find most fruit squash makes me crave sugar)?

Thank you

Blondie1984 Wed 28-Sep-16 22:12:20

Have you tried adding things like slices of lemon or lime? Mint is also nice

BigChocFrenzy Thu 29-Sep-16 00:13:32

Tap water may taste foul.
Make drinking more of a treat:

Try mineral water - still or fizzy - in a pretty glass.
Add ice, a slice of lemon or lime, a fancy straw
Aim for at least 4 glasses per FD and make these your me-time where you unwind for a few minutes.

Also boost fluids with low cal hot drinks:
+ Rooibos (naturally sweet) or herbal tea - e.g. ginger, mint, fenchel & aniseed.
Optionally sweeten with a pinch of stevia powder. Mosely says that stevia is a herb which does not alter your gut flora, unlike other sweeteners
+ Coffee - yes it counts as fluid (and does not dehydrate)
Have with unsweetened almond milk, which is only 4 cals for a 20 ml splash, much lower cal & lower GI than cows milk
+ Bovril. Only 10 cals per tesp.

Kneejerk Thu 29-Sep-16 00:21:41

Thank you

Joysmum Sat 01-Oct-16 09:15:28

If you're have Bovril or anything else salty, you may remain water thus disguising your fat loss wink

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