However, these are meal replacement products, so what else can you drink while following an OPTIFAST weight loss plan, without impacting your goals? Is coffee allowed? What about fruit juices? Should you avoid fizzy drinks? Let’s take a look.
Can I Drink Tea & Coffee on a Weight Loss Plan?
Most of us know that consuming too much caffeine can affect the quality of your sleep. But did you know this can also impact your eating habits?
Research suggests that when you don’t get enough sleep, either in quality or duration, you’ll be more likely to make unhealthy choices the next day. Therefore, if you drink a lot of tea or coffee as a way to keep you going through the day, you may not be getting enough sleep and might want to consider cutting back.
If you like to add milk or sugar to your tea and coffee, when you begin an OPTIFAST diet plan, you should start to use a calorie-free sweetener instead of sugar and use skimmed milk rather than semi-skimmed or whole milk. This will help to reduce the extra calories you’re consuming just in your drinks.
Other ways you can still enjoy low-calorie, sugar-free daily tea or coffee breaks are by switching to green tea or fruit teas. These types of tea are usually unsweetened or without added sugars and typically don’t require milk, meaning you won’t be consuming hidden calories.
And if you’re someone that needs a coffee hit in the morning, try our filling Coffee Shakes and tasty Cappuccino Bars, which will not only satisfy your coffee craving, but also make a quick, easy, go-to breakfast option.