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What low calorie beverages can help curb my food cravings?

Alexandra Jamieson
Nutrition & Dietetics
Many people mistake their thirst for hunger. So it's a great question -- you may just be dehydrated!

Water is the best low calorie beverage around, and it doesn't come with any solvent residue (like decaf coffee), suspicious food colorings or harmful chemicals (like diet drinks). 

Sometimes you may want more flavor than water has to offer.

Try an unsweetened coconut water, which is brimming with hydrating electrolytes and is naturally low in sugar.

Another easy option is to make your own herbal iced tea. Choose a fruity blend like chamomile, a red fruit blend or peppermint. Rooibos is another nice decaf herbal tea that tastes delicious chilled or hot!
Dr. Mike Dow, PsyD
Addiction Medicine

What can you quaff to quiet a craving? It's not diet soda. In this video, addiction specialist Dr. Mike Dow reveals which low-calorie beverages best curb food cravings.


Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Low calorie fluids are:
  •  Decaf coffee is a great low-calorie fluid when you're having cravings (and a great source of antioxidants).
  • Don't confuse thirst with hunger. Drink a glass of water when you feel hungry to see if that's what you're really craving.
This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com.

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