Another very good reason to drink water is that it’s the world’s best diet drink … it has ZERO calories!!
By comparison, the typical ‘2 unit’ alcoholic drink contains between 200 and 300 calories, and a bottle of cola or an energy drink over 300 – and what’s worse, they’re ‘empty’ calories, devoid of any nutritional value.
So, if you’re #5stepping (and, if you’re not, you should be), you’ll see why replacing one alcoholic and one caffeinated drink per day is going to help you lose weight – to put it into perspective, 500 calories a day is ONE-THIRD of the average daily requirement for most adults, it’s the equivalent of two Mars Bars, it’s 3,500 calories a week, it the equivalent of a whole meal, it’s 182,000 calories a year!
Who needs to diet if you’re #5stepping?
It’s not just your general health and your waistline that’ll benefit – you could save yourself some serious money too. A glass of water needn’t cost you a penny extra if it comes out of a tap; by comparison, a cola is around £1; a coffee shop cappuccino, £2.50; a typical glass of something cheering about the same (assuming you’re drinking at home). Start #5stepping and you’re not going to lose money, start #5stepping and you could easily save yourself between £1.50 and £5 every day of the year.
Could you do with an extra £550 a year, because that’s the equivalent of one home brewed cuppa and a glass of plonk a day? If you imbibe your poisons whilst you're out and about, then the two drinks you’ll be giving up amount to well over £2,000 every year of your hard-earned, heavily taxed income – you could either work a lot less or holiday a lot more for that sort of money, and enjoy better health at the same time.
…And, if you can’t, share it with someone who can and get ready to see if you can start #5stepping with the second step, out next week.