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1. Swap store-bought smoothies for homemade smoothies

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If you’re making the smoothie at home, you can control what goes into it. Langer recommends Greek yogurt, a bit of fruit and extras like peanut butter or flax seeds. (Need some more inspiration? Try one of these delicious superfood smoothies–your body will thank you.)

“Any pre-made smoothie with more than one to one and a half servings of fruit or filler juice tends to be a sugar bomb—avoid.”

2. Swap pop for sparkling water with a splash of juice

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“Instead of soda, try sparkling water with a splash of a natural juice with no added sugar,” says Langer. Her pick is POM Wonderful pomegranate juice, which has no added filler and it a good source of potassium. Learn the differences between seltzer, club soda, and tonic water.

 

3. When it comes to coffee, ditch the sugar

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Adding sugar to your coffee every day could be seriously sabotaging your health and weight loss efforts. Try ditching the added dose of sugar completely—but if that proves hard, start by cutting the amount of sugar you add in half. (Here are some other ways to make your coffee habit healthier.)

4. Swap our low-quality juices with filler to fresh-pressed juice

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Though we admit, freshly pressed is more expensive, it’s also better for you. Looking at a label to make sure you’ve got 100 percent juice with no filler or added sugar will actually make a difference in your juice-drinking habits.

A juicing cleanse that allows you to eat real food—for real.

5. Forget sweetened ice tea and brew your own

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You can buy unsweetened ice tea, but we recommend brewing your own. Simply pick out your favorite tea, brew it with a bit less water than you’re used to, and then add ice. This is a great way to replace juice entirely when you pick herbal tea options too. (Don’t miss these things experts won’t tell you about weight loss.)

 

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