'What Should I Drink?' The World's Best Buide to Liquid Nutrition.

‘What should I drink?!’ Your complete guide to liquid nutrition. [Infographic]

By Brian St. Pierre, MS, RD, CSCS

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Consider this graphic the uncomplicated answer to every question you’ve ever had about what to drink. And here’s a surprise: You don’t have to swear off the drinks you love in the name of better health and nutrition. Instead, use this guide to make beverage choices that match your lifestyle, taste preferences, and goals, no matter what your starting point. 

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“I’m not allowed to drink anything!”

Ever feel that way?

When it comes to improving our nutrition, many of us have been told, quite matter-of-factly: Cut out liquid calories.

No soda. No juice. No alcohol. (Oh, and no fun!)

This well-meaning advice is at least partially justified.

Most drinks don’t make us feel full, yet they compose about 20 percent of the average person’s daily calorie intake.

Yanking them out of your diet makes for a simple solution. The problem: It’s often not a welcome one.

That’s because it instantly limits your choices to water, unsweetened tea and coffee, and zero-calorie diet drinks. For some, this can lead to serious feelings of dietary deprivation and make it harder to practice healthy nutrition habits.

Thankfully, there’s another option.

Instead of making certain drinks entirely off-limits, think of all beverages on a continuum, from “drink more” to “drink some” to “drink less.” 

Need a visual? We’ve created just that with this easy-to-use infographic. (And if you want to make better food choices, check out our ‘What should I eat?!’ infographic.)

Here’s what to do:

Look at our continuum, and ask yourself: ‘How might I do just a little better?’ 

For example, if you’re drinking four regular sodas a day (“drink less”), maybe you swap one of those for a diet soda (“drink some”). Then gradually, you continue to make adjustments, exchanging some of your regular and diet sodas for carbonated water (“drink more”).

This is how you make lasting change.

But it’s just the start of what this infographic has to offer. You can use it to:

  • Strategically improve your drink choices (without a rapid overhaul)
  • Customize your beverage intake for your lifestyle and preferences
  • Create your own personal continuum and expand your drink list

All so you can work towards better nutrition, while still enjoying the drinks you really love. (Including milkshakes and jalapeño margaritas.)

Download this infographic for your tablet or printer and use the continuum to decide which drinks are right for you (or your clients).

If you’re a coach, or you want to be…

Learning how to coach clients, patients, friends, or family members through healthy eating and lifestyle changes—such as helping them make healthier beverage choices based on their lifestyle, taste preferences, and goals—is both an art and a science.

If you’d like to learn everything you can about nutrition—especially how to use it to help yourself and others—consider the Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification.  The next group kicks off shortly.

What’s it all about?

The Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification is the world’s most respected nutrition education program. It gives you the knowledge, systems, and tools you need to feel confident and qualified to coach nutrition with anyone.

Developed over 15 years, and proven with over 100,000 clients, the Precision Nutrition curriculum stands alone as the authority on the science of nutrition and the art of coaching.

Whether you’re already mid-career, or just starting out, the PN Level 1 Certification is your springboard to a deeper understanding of nutrition, the authority to coach it, and the ability to turn what you know into results—for yourself and your clients.

[Of course, if you’re already a student or graduate of the Level 1 Certification, check out our Level 2 Certification Master Class. It’s an exclusive, year-long mentorship designed for elite professionals looking to master the art of coaching and be part of the top 1% of health and fitness coaches in the world.]

Interested? Add your name to the presale list. You’ll save up to 30% and secure your spot 24 hours before everyone else.

We’re opening spots in our next Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification on Wednesday, April 8th, 2020.

If you want to find out more, we’ve set up the following presale list, which gives you two advantages.

  • Pay less than everyone else. We like to reward people who are eager to boost their credentials and are ready to commit to getting the education they need. So we’re offering a discount of up to 30% off the general price when you sign up for the presale list.
  • Sign up 24 hours before the general public and increase your chances of getting a spot. We only open the certification program twice per year. Due to high demand, spots in the program are limited and have historically sold out in a matter of hours. But when you sign up for the presale list, we’ll give you the opportunity to register a full 24 hours before anyone else.

If you’re ready for a deeper understanding of nutrition, the authority to coach it, and the ability to turn what you know into results… this is your chance to see what the world’s top professional nutrition coaching system can do for you.

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