Your Guide to Beverages on NutrisystemArticle posted in: Nutrisystem for Men
As we navigate through our journey towards health and wellness, it’s essential to remember that what we drink is just as important as what we eat. Proper hydration is more than just quenching our thirst; it’s about nourishing our bodies, keeping our systems running smoothly and even aiding in weight management.
In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore the world of beverages through the lens of the Nutrisystem plan. We will delve into one of life’s fundamental elements – water – and provide clear guidelines for daily intake.
But hydration doesn’t have to be monotonous. We’ll also introduce you to an array of calorie-free beverages that can add a splash of variety to your daily hydration habits. From invigorating herbal teas to refreshing flavored waters, there’s a whole world of hydrating delights waiting for you.
Next, we’ll tackle the topic of popular beverages. Ever wondered how your favorite juice or protein shake fits into the Nutrisystem plan? Rest assured, we have the answers you seek.
And finally, for those who enjoy a glass of wine or a cold beer, we haven’t forgotten about you. We’ll discuss alcohol and its place within the Nutrisystem plan, including appropriate serving sizes and limits, empowering you to make informed decisions without compromising your social life.
So, get ready to raise your glass (of water, tea or whatever beverage you prefer) to a healthier, more hydrated you. Let’s dive into the wonderful world of beverages on the Nutrisystem plan!
Water and Other Calorie-Free Beverages
We recommend incorporating a healthy habit of sipping on water throughout the day. Not only is water naturally good for you, but it also aids in achieving a sense of fullness and satisfaction! Aim to consume a minimum of 64 oz. (equivalent to 8 cups) of refreshing water or other calorie-free beverages daily to maintain optimal hydration levels.
In addition to water, you can also enjoy these calorie-free beverages:
- Black coffee
- Iced tea, unsweetened
- Seltzer, plain or flavored
- Tea, all varieties, including black, green or herbal
Pro Tip! For a delightful twist, try enhancing your water with a burst of flavor by adding lemon wedges, cucumber slices or mint leaves. These simple additions will elevate your water-drinking experience, providing a refreshing and fruity taste that will keep you hydrated and invigorated throughout the day. Check out these healthy infused water recipes for some inspiration!
Other Popular Drinks
If you’re wondering how to easily keep track of the various common beverages on the Nutrisystem plan and ensure you’re staying on top of your goals, you’ll find all the information you need in the comprehensive Nutrisystem Grocery Guide. Discover a wide array of popular choices, including their recommended serving sizes, and learn how to properly count them on your personalized plan. With this helpful resource, you can confidently navigate and make the most out of your Nutrisystem journey, knowing that every choice you make aligns with your health and wellness goals.
Here are some examples of popular beverages and how to count them on Nutrisystem:
- 1 cup (8 fl. oz.) almond milk with added protein = 1 PowerFuel
- 1 cup (8 fl. oz.) fat-free/skim or low-fat milk = 1 PowerFuel
- 1 serving Nutrisystem Protein Shake = 1 PowerFuel
- 1 cup (8 fl. oz.) low-fat soy milk = 1 PowerFuel
- ½ cup (4 fl. oz.) 100% fruit juice = 1 SmartCarb
- ½ cup (4 fl. oz.) low-sodium vegetable juice/V-8 = 1 Vegetable
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk = 1 Extra
As part of your Nutrisystem plan, you can enjoy the pleasure of having up to two alcoholic beverages per week. When selecting, choose options such as dry wine, light beer or liquor mixed with no-calorie mixers. Keep in mind portion sizes and enjoy your drink in moderation to maintain a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Incorporating this into your Nutrisystem program allows for a flexible and enjoyable approach to achieving your wellness goals.
Alcohol Portion Size Guide:
- Dry wine = 4 oz.
- Light beer = 12 oz.
- Liquor (80-90 proof) = 1.5 oz.
Keep these key tips in mind when drinking alcohol:
- Always have your drink with a meal or snack.
- Alcohol is a natural diuretic; be sure to have a glass of water after you drink.
- While you can enjoy up to 2 alcoholic beverages a week, we recommend not having both on the same day