Being properly hydrated by drinking adequate water is a critical part of nutritional health. We recommend you drink water even before signs of thirst appear (8-10 glasses daily). Minimize (or eliminate entirely) your consumption of alcoholic beverages (particularly for weight loss plans) and add in green tea daily. Coffee is permitted (please avoid artificial sweeteners and adding cream or sugar). Diet sodas are not recommended, however, an occasional sugar free beverage will most likely not affect your results.