Beverages and Weight Directory
If you're trying to lose or maintain weight, or even if you just want to be healthy, what you drink matters. Occasional sugary drinks are fine for most people, but drinking a lot of sodas, high-fat coffee drinks, sugary fruit juices, whole milk, and sweet tea can really sabotage your diet. Luckily, most drinks come in low-sugar or non-fat options that are much better for you. Water, of course, should be your main drink every day. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how drinks affect your weight, how to find healthier versions of your favorite drinks, and much more.
Slimfast Diet Review: Shakes for Weight Loss?
Will drinking Slimfast shakes help you lose weight and keep it off? Read the review to find out.
An Overview of Coconut Water
Coconut water is a good source of B vitamins and potassium, plus it contains electrolytes, various plant hormones, enzymes, and amino acids. Should you be drinking it?
WebMD explains the health benefits of protein shakes and who may want to use them.
Learn how liquid diets work, whether they're safe, and how they may be used for medical purposes.
Healthy and Unhealthy Summer Drinks
Which alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks are the healthiest for summertime drinking? Experts give their advice.
Skinny Sipping: Drink Pounds Away
You can trick your metabolism with calcium and fill up with low-calorie beverages to help weight loss.
What's the deal with sports drinks?
Are energy drinks healthy?
Top 10 Ways to Stay Hydrated
Water is best, but fruit -- even meat -- can help hydrate you
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Skinny Sipping -- Best & Worst Beverages for Weight Loss
See the best and worst drinks for weight loss. From coffee to cocktails, learn which beverages can help or hinder a healthy lifestyle.
Slideshow: 7 Wonders of Water
Pure water can help you stay slim, boost your energy, and keep you healthy. See the 7 wonders of water in this slideshow.
Slideshow: Your Guide to Eating Healthy Carbs
WebMD shows you how to choose the healthiest carbs, including examples of simple carbs and complex carbs.
Slideshow: 10 Ways to Control Your Eating
Do you have control of your eating? Find out how a few simple tweaks can make healthy eating a whole lot easier.
Avoid Weight Gain: Watch What You Drink
Here's how to keep from drowning in liquid calories.
The Buzz on Coffee
The latest research shows your morning pick-me-up may be brimming with health benefits.
The Truth About Beet Juice
Research finds potential health benefits from drinking beet juice. Learn more.
The Truth About Beer: Calories, Bellies, Nutrition, and More
Bone up on the calories, contents, risks, and possible health benefits of moderate beer drinking.