Drink seltzer water
viennetta/Shutterstock Attention Millenials: Sparkling water was a thing long before you discovered La Croix. Grandmothers know it as seltzer water or mineral water, and they understood its power to add interest and flavor without adding pounds. This is a diet “trick” we should all steal from older generations, says Jill Weisenberger, MS, a registered dietitian and author of The Overworked Person’s Guide to Better Nutrition, adding that sparkling water is a good alternative to sugar-sweetened beverages, helping you stay hydrated and satiated between meals. “At parties, alternate alcoholic beverages with seltzer water,” she says. “To make it more ‘fun,’ ask for a twist of lime, but always start with water and end with water.” Hint: Not only will this help you slash empty calories from booze, but it is also one trick to avoid binge drinking.