* The outcomes of this diet depend on the person's individual predispositions and cannot be guaranteed in every person. We advise you to consult your doctor before you start a diet programme.
Drinking regime crystal clear. Find answers to all your questions
How much water should I drink? Forget the universal 2 litres and try a simple calculation of your drinking regime
We always hear we should drink at least 2 litres of water per day. It is true that most of us won’t make a mistake with this popular rule. But it is much more precise to calculate the recommended amount of water on the basis of your weight. Try out a simple drinking regime calculator.
You should drink 30-40 ml of water a day per 1 kilogram of your weight.
Drinking regime calculator
1 kg of weight = 30–40 ml of water per day.
Have you got your drinking bottle?
A water bottle is a great buddy in following the drinking regime.
How to make water taste better so it tastes good even in cold weather?
Even though you have drinking tap water, some of you may not like its taste. What is more, we have different types of water– “soft”, “hard” – with different ratios of minerals. In order to have water with neutral taste and without any harmful substances, it is good to filter it.
If you mind even filtered water or bottled plain mineral water you can try to make water taste better. Liven up your drinking regime with one of the sugar free syrups, which will not threaten your weight loss. Apart from syrups you can flavour plain water also in other simple ways, e.g. with herbs, fruit as well as vegetables.
What can I drink apart from water, and not only when on a diet?
Plain water should become the basis of your drinking regime. Even during weight loss, you can add thin fruit or green tea, mineral water or very diluted vegetable or fruit juices not only for more variety but also to replenish important minerals. Just watch the carb content if you follow one of the three steps of KetoDiet. Apart from drinking regime juices can make a light snack.
What shall I (not) include in the drinking regime?
Your favourite coffee will supply your body with fluid and energy but at the same time it will dehydrate you. It has a diuretic effect on your body, therefore do not include it in your drinking regime. Compensate one cup of coffee with at least as big glass of water. Of course, you can drink it while on the diet, coffee will not spoil your drinking regime or weight loss.
Yes, in contrast to coffee, tea counts in the drinking regime. You can vary fruit, herbs or rooibos tea. Be more careful with green and black tea. It contains theine, so it has some alert and diuretic effects. But it is not as diuretic as coffee. And if you follow a diet plan, do not drink detox lymphatic tea since KetoDiet itself is sufficient detox for your body.
Soup will supply the body with approx. 2 dcl of liquid. And broths can fill and warm you up. But do not include them in the drinking regime. And watch what other substances apart from fluid you get into your body. If, for instance, you have a really salty soup, you will be thirstier afterwards. And cream and creamy soups may give you as much energy as the whole main course.
What about having one of the protein soups for lunch?
Sweetened soft drinks, juices
Sweetened soft drinks and juices count in the drinking regime, but watch the amount you drink. And if you are on the diet or follow healthy lifestyle try to avoid them. Sweet drinks contain hidden sugar and apart from “fast” energy will give your body also loads of calories. For example, one glass of coca cola – only 200 ml – means 5 lumps of sugar in your body.
Protein drinks, yogurts and yogurt drinks
What can I have instead of permitted milk when on the diet?
Permitted food on Ketodiet includes 200 ml of milk per day. Some people take it in coffee, or add it to a dietary recipe, but what if you do not want to drink coffee with milk or milk alone? Did you know you can replace it in your diet with e.g. time to time?
- 150 g of plain farmhouse yogurt with 3.5% fat,
- 80 g cream plain yogurt with 10% fat,
- or 80 g semi-skimmed curd cheese.
HINT! Milk alternatives go well with a protein pancake.
Fruit and vegetables
Most types of vegetables (e.g. cucumber, tomatoes, ice lettuce, broccoli) and fruit (strawberries and grapefruit) contain more than 90% of water. Therefore, they can complement your drinking regime nicely. And you will get loads of necessary vitamins, minerals and important fibre for better digestion to your body. However, do not count them in your drinking regime.
If you want to lose weight or live healthy, do not drink alcohol at all. With regard to fluid intake, the same applies to alcohol as to coffee. You get fluid into your body, but with a diuretic effect, so always compensate it with plain water. Do not include it in your drinking regime.
Did your mouth go dry after reading all the information? There is nothing complicated about the drinking regime. Just watch that you drink enough and are not dehydrated but do not overdo it so that you feel well in your body.
Author: Nikola Nevečeřalová