Monica Wants It: A Lifestyle Blog: #ClearAmerican Water = Less Diet Soda {Weight Loss}

Sunday, October 2, 2011

#ClearAmerican Water = Less Diet Soda {Weight Loss}

I hate drinking water. HATE.

I love soda. LOVE.

Combine those 2 things and what do you get? Well, you get a girl who is hooked on flavored water. Especially if it’s fizzy like soda, has 0 calories/caffeine/sugars/sodium.

Enter Clear American water.

The past 2 weeks I’ve been slowly cutting out the soda (not entirely…yet) in an effort to help whiten my teeth and lessen my dependence on diet soda. In return, I’ve been trying to drink more water. Since plain bottled water is just not my favorite thing in the world, I also drink Clear American water, exclusively from Walmart.

My favorite thing about this water is that it is carbonated, they have a lot of flavors and they’re CHEAP. I used to buy 2 diet sodas from the machine a day, which costs me $2.50 ($1.25 each), and now I have 2 servings of Clear American water for $1.28 (64-cents each). Look at all the flavors! And this is because some of them were sold out (like my beloved lemon!).

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Some flavors even had added benefits like vitamins, etc.:

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Every Sunday I go (just me, not with the husband…he takes forever when grocery shopping) and I buy 5 greek yogurts, light wheat bread, lunch meat and Clear American water so that I have stuff easily accessible to help me stay on track during a busy work week. Honestly, I do this every Sunday because when it comes to trying to lose weight or be healthier, planning is of the essence, right? Right.

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I take 1-2 bottles with me to work, per day, and it has helped curb my diet soda habit a smidge. Even better? My husband really likes them, too! We drink them during our family meals or when we’re watching some of our favorite TV shows during the week. At 0 calories, a ton of flavor and not a ton of money, Clear American water is quickly becoming my favorite beverage to help me stay on my weight loss plan. My favorite flavors are the lemon, key lime and golden peach. The key lime water makes a great addition to a margarita. No, not joking. It does. Add a splash to a margarita for a nice tangy, tart lime flavor without any calories if you don’t have limes on hand. Or make some frozen popsicles using popsicle molds.

Even as I am typing this blog post, I am drinking some Clear American water (yes, I have a framed photo of Bob Harper and I on my desk…)

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I am drinking the tangerine lime flavor that will give me more energy. I sure hope so because I am doing a lot of crafting/blogging today and feel a bit under the weather. So, I know many of you have a diet soda addiction like I do, and hopefully you’ll consider Clear American water a good alternative (in addition to plain bottled/tap water).

You can follow Clear American on Twitter or Facebook.

Have you tried Clear American water? What are your favorite flavors?

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias (#cbias) which is a vendor for Cott Beverages Inc., the manufacturer of Clear American® brand beverages.

7 comments:

  1. #1 - How did you meet Bob Harper? JEALOUS!

    #2 - Good for you for making the switch (at least part of the way) for the money savings AND health aspects!

    My family made the switch early on in the summer and it's not the only thing we drink, but we LOVE it!

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  2. I really like the cranberry flavored water, especially with a splash of vodka ;)

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  3. Loving the framed picture of you and Bob! Wonder what Bob would say about Clear American!? I know I sure love it! And it really does help to curb those soda cravings!!

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  4. For me, it wasn't about dropping the soda pop habit but rather learning to develop a water habit. I hate, hate, hate water because I grew up on well water. I'm getting better now that we installed a reverse osmosis system but I totally prefer to drink Clear American because it tastes so good!

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  5. the chances you will reply are slim but can i ask a question? I have been drinking these none stop. I know it says NO Calories and zero fat but how does it fizz and doesnt the flizzing make you look bigger (bloating in your stomach?) and can you really lose weight on this if you drink it like 2 or 3 67oz a day?

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  6. the chances you will reply are slim but can i ask a question? I have been drinking these none stop. I know it says NO Calories and zero fat but how does it fizz and doesnt the flizzing make you look bigger (bloating in your stomach?) and can you really lose weight on this if you drink it like 2 or 3 67oz a day?

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  7. I am in love with the white grape flavored water. I do not drinking regular water, tasting those dust particles. The sad thing about the water is, it's in Walmart and I don't have it where I live. Luckily, my dad brought back four from the states when he visited. He also got strawberry, but that's not my favorite. It tastes like strawberry yogurt. If you haven't tasted the white grape I absolutely recommend it!

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Sunday, October 2, 2011

#ClearAmerican Water = Less Diet Soda {Weight Loss}

I hate drinking water. HATE.

I love soda. LOVE.

Combine those 2 things and what do you get? Well, you get a girl who is hooked on flavored water. Especially if it’s fizzy like soda, has 0 calories/caffeine/sugars/sodium.

Enter Clear American water.

The past 2 weeks I’ve been slowly cutting out the soda (not entirely…yet) in an effort to help whiten my teeth and lessen my dependence on diet soda. In return, I’ve been trying to drink more water. Since plain bottled water is just not my favorite thing in the world, I also drink Clear American water, exclusively from Walmart.

My favorite thing about this water is that it is carbonated, they have a lot of flavors and they’re CHEAP. I used to buy 2 diet sodas from the machine a day, which costs me $2.50 ($1.25 each), and now I have 2 servings of Clear American water for $1.28 (64-cents each). Look at all the flavors! And this is because some of them were sold out (like my beloved lemon!).

IMG_3613

Some flavors even had added benefits like vitamins, etc.:

IMG_3619

Every Sunday I go (just me, not with the husband…he takes forever when grocery shopping) and I buy 5 greek yogurts, light wheat bread, lunch meat and Clear American water so that I have stuff easily accessible to help me stay on track during a busy work week. Honestly, I do this every Sunday because when it comes to trying to lose weight or be healthier, planning is of the essence, right? Right.

IMG_3621

I take 1-2 bottles with me to work, per day, and it has helped curb my diet soda habit a smidge. Even better? My husband really likes them, too! We drink them during our family meals or when we’re watching some of our favorite TV shows during the week. At 0 calories, a ton of flavor and not a ton of money, Clear American water is quickly becoming my favorite beverage to help me stay on my weight loss plan. My favorite flavors are the lemon, key lime and golden peach. The key lime water makes a great addition to a margarita. No, not joking. It does. Add a splash to a margarita for a nice tangy, tart lime flavor without any calories if you don’t have limes on hand. Or make some frozen popsicles using popsicle molds.

Even as I am typing this blog post, I am drinking some Clear American water (yes, I have a framed photo of Bob Harper and I on my desk…)

IMG_3676

IMG_3616

I am drinking the tangerine lime flavor that will give me more energy. I sure hope so because I am doing a lot of crafting/blogging today and feel a bit under the weather. So, I know many of you have a diet soda addiction like I do, and hopefully you’ll consider Clear American water a good alternative (in addition to plain bottled/tap water).

You can follow Clear American on Twitter or Facebook.

Have you tried Clear American water? What are your favorite flavors?

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias (#cbias) which is a vendor for Cott Beverages Inc., the manufacturer of Clear American® brand beverages.

7 comments :

  1. #1 - How did you meet Bob Harper? JEALOUS!

    #2 - Good for you for making the switch (at least part of the way) for the money savings AND health aspects!

    My family made the switch early on in the summer and it's not the only thing we drink, but we LOVE it!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I really like the cranberry flavored water, especially with a splash of vodka ;)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Loving the framed picture of you and Bob! Wonder what Bob would say about Clear American!? I know I sure love it! And it really does help to curb those soda cravings!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. For me, it wasn't about dropping the soda pop habit but rather learning to develop a water habit. I hate, hate, hate water because I grew up on well water. I'm getting better now that we installed a reverse osmosis system but I totally prefer to drink Clear American because it tastes so good!

    ReplyDelete
  5. the chances you will reply are slim but can i ask a question? I have been drinking these none stop. I know it says NO Calories and zero fat but how does it fizz and doesnt the flizzing make you look bigger (bloating in your stomach?) and can you really lose weight on this if you drink it like 2 or 3 67oz a day?

    ReplyDelete
  6. the chances you will reply are slim but can i ask a question? I have been drinking these none stop. I know it says NO Calories and zero fat but how does it fizz and doesnt the flizzing make you look bigger (bloating in your stomach?) and can you really lose weight on this if you drink it like 2 or 3 67oz a day?

    ReplyDelete
  7. I am in love with the white grape flavored water. I do not drinking regular water, tasting those dust particles. The sad thing about the water is, it's in Walmart and I don't have it where I live. Luckily, my dad brought back four from the states when he visited. He also got strawberry, but that's not my favorite. It tastes like strawberry yogurt. If you haven't tasted the white grape I absolutely recommend it!

    ReplyDelete