You are probably looking at the title thinking what are Naughty drinks, well that’s the name I have decided to use for this post with regards to sugary drinks and alcoholic drinks.
But why “Naughty” your asking well these are the drinks we crave, but know are bad for you….so Naughty I thought was a fitting name….anyway lets continue…
One thing I noticed was I was drinking on average 24 to 60L of fizzy drinks a month (average 1-2L bottles of coke or Irnbru a day), and with a few beers mixed in throughout the month. Money wise this was a lot, plus a lot of sugar which I love but too much.
So sugar and money this was too much, so its time for a change.
Obliviously the old saying is “in moderation” so I am keeping that in mind and making these changes.
So I love having a glass of Diet Cola or Irnbru, and at work the big glass bottles some times two a day. Lets say a bottle is £1 and I have two a day that’s £10 just for Monday to Friday so £40 a month that’s a lot of money just on fizzy drinks…and sugar etc
Most of these drinks have Aspartame and depending on what you read, its either ok-ish or VERY bad for your health. Again that saying “in moderation”. Drinking the odd fizzy drink here and there am sure isn’t too bad for you, but if your a big drinker then that little amount of Aspartame and sugar etc soon builds up.
So what changes to fizzy drinks have I made?
I am not completely stopping fizzy drinks, but during the week I am solely having water. My aim is to try to have zero fizzy drinks and have water but I may have say 4 glasses of something fizzy a month (for nights out, social events etc.) but if I don’t attend any then it will just be 100% water.
So this is something I have been cutting down on in 2019, and will continue in 2020.
I love my craft beers, and funky flavoured beers but too many beers again isn’t good for you and give you a wee beer belly which sadly I have now so I would like that to go.
Again just like the coffee I will only now take a beer at a social event, or a special dinner night out or one every few weeks if I am at home.
A wee treat every now and then will be a good change.
I love a good strong coffee in the morning to wake me up, but I have too many throughout the day which isn’t good for you but mmmm I love my coffee.
I decided to look for a coffee alternative, which I found and will do a wee review on soon. This reduces my caffeine intake and its heather for my stomach.
It smells like coffee, and has a very close taste….if you fancy trying here is the link on Amazon (Link Here)
I mentioned I am now drinking a lot of water daily, but you may say that’s boring as it doesn’t have a taste well that’s where your wrong.
I purchased this water infuser from Amazon (Link HERE) and purchased some lemons and limes from my local supermarket.
Cut them up, put them in the middle compartment, filled with water and left in the fridge overnight for a nice cool and flavoured water for the next day.
The flavour isn’t super strong, but it does have a nice flavour and helps make water even nicer to drink….plus lemon and limes have health benefits to.
These little life changes can make a big difference, and I look forward to feeling healthier and due to not spending as much saving some extra cash.
Let me know how you flavour your water at home, for some ideas 🙂