Best Sugar-Free Drinks

Often when people are looking to lose weight it is easier to start with something small. One of the easiest small steps you can take is to eliminate sugary drinks like sodas, juice and sweet tea.  Several years ago before I even started my Keto lifestyle, I gave up sodas. As a bonus, I quickly dropped about 10 pounds. But more importantly, I felt much better overall. I had a lot more clarity. It seems that the added sugar in many drinks was giving me brain fog. So if you feel the same, you might want to eliminate sugary drinks.

But then there is always the question, What do I drink if I don’t want to eat sugar? If you think all you will be drinking is water, you are wrong. There are lots of refreshing drinks that don’t contain any sugar.

Here is my list of The Best Sugar-Free Drinks

First, of course, the healthiest drink of all:  Water

Water is very good for you because it keeps you hydrated. When your body is fully hydrated, you are much less likely to get headaches. Water helps to prevent constipation. But I love water because it plays a huge role in helping people maintain a healthy weight. When you drink water, it helps to get your metabolism going so with the help of a healthy low carb diet, you will turn into a fat burning machine! Water also you feel full so you are less lightly to overeat or binge. But, the most important thing water does is it helps to clean your body of toxins and it is great for a clear complexion. Water makes you beautiful!

It is important to drink pure water. I never drink plain old tap water. Instead, I choose natural spring water or filtered water. You can install a good water filter like this Pur Water Filter. A good water filter can help eliminate the chance of getting any kind of stomach or gastrointestinal disease. You get to avoid some of the chemicals that may be added. Plus it makes your water taste better.

If you are like me and have a difficult time drinking plain water, you may want to try adding some Stevia Water Enhancers also known as water drops. I love them because they taste delicious and come in a variety of colors. It just seems to give water an extra little kick.

Lately, I have been drinking a lot of soda water because I enjoy the fizz. It reminds me of soda. I always get the lemon-lime flavor or simply add a slice of lime to my drink. Soda water is especially refreshing in the summer. It reminds me of drinking Sprite although this is a lot healthier since it is sugar-free.

Many people enjoy drinking infused water. I’ve never really done this as I don’t normally have fruit in my kitchen. But I wanted to mention it because it may be helpful to those of you who like a variety of sugar-free things to drink.

To make infused water, you can simply use an infuser water bottle or an infuser pitcher to get fruit flavored water. All you do is add your favorite fruit to the infuser and then fill the pitcher or bottle up with water. I recommend the OMORC 32 OZ Sport Fruit Infuser Water Bottle because it is a good size, is easy to grip and comes with some recipes to get you started with infusing.

Actually, I would say this is low sugar, not no sugar. Because since you use real fruit, you may get some of the natural sugars, however, this is way better than the processed white stuff!

Hot Lemon Water is an amazing drink which is good for your digestive system. It is a natural diuretic as well. Lemon water is very soothing to drink first thing in the morning. Plus it is good for your liver. It also gives your body a good dose of vitamin C. And of course, hot lemon water can help with weight loss.

My favorite Morning Drink – Coffee

I love coffee. There is nothing more enjoyable to me, first thing in the morning than a nice hot cup of coffee. I love it! I like to add a little bit of butter or heavy cream. A lot of people who live a Keto lifestyle like to drink bullet proof coffee. You can actually make your own bulletproof coffee. This is when you add fat like coconut oil or mct oil to give you some extra fat. This keeps you satiated all day long.

More importantly, coffee is full of antioxidants and vitamins. Yes, coffee is good for you. It is best to go for the organic because it will not have any pesticides or dangerous chemicals that may be in regular coffee.

Let’s not forget iced coffee. This is a favorite of mine in the summer when it is hot. I go for the decaffeinated coffee and enjoy every drop. Sometimes I like to ad a cinnamon stick for an extra kick.

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Coffee also helps to keep me regular. Not to be gross, but I have found that I have a bowel movement shortly after I have a cup of coffee. It almost seems as if coffee makes me poop. I was curious about it and I discovered that this is the case with many people. I was curious about this and I found an interesting article called, Why Does Coffee Make Me Poop? You may find it interesting.


I saved my favorite for last. I love tea. I drink hot tea all day during the cool months and I enjoy iced tea during the hot months. The thing that is great about tea is that the flavors and kinds of tea are endless. And there are many different ways to make tea. I had such a huge collection of teas that my boyfriend got me a tea box organizer chest to organize all of my different kinds of teas.

My favorite teas are black tea blends, green tea and herbal teas. These all have powerful antioxidants which help you fight of sickness. But to me, they just taste amazing. I love all kinds of teas. Most black teas I like to add heavy whipping cream and a bit of Stevia. My green teas I add lemon and the herbal teas, I just sip them the way they are. The flavors of tea are endless.

Hopefully, I gave you some ideas of the best sugar free drinks you can enjoy while living the low carb lifestyle. What about you. What is your favorite low carb drink?

Does coffee make you poop?

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27 thoughts on “Best Sugar-Free Drinks”

  1. All of these drinks I love! Water, Coffee, and tea! I`m not usually fond of soda but sometimes i crave for sweetness. So, i just put sugar or honey in my drinks. Thanks for sharing this article. It just made me more confident that coffee is really good! Cheers!

    1. I think coffee is good too but I certainly wouldn’t add sugar or honey. I know its hard giving up sugar. I used to be able to drink my coffee without sugar but needed it in my tea. I switched over to stevia which doesn’t raise your glucose. Have you thought about trying it? I may take some getting used to, but I don’t mind it at all now. I use the liquid stevia.

  2. Great post! I think it’s very important to drink your water and versions of… I’ve recently stopped drinking soda, I still have one now and again. When I do though it does nothing but upset my stomach and feel run down. I also stay away from artificial sweeteners and products with high fructose corn syrup in them. My family has a horrible history when it comes to diabetes and I’m only getting older.

    What sucks is I recently had to have 2 molars removed. One on each side. I couldn’t eat anything but soft food, but early on it was just liquids. So I had to turn to Ensure, Gatorade, and eating soft foods out of bags, cakes, and ice cream that I normally wouldn’t have eaten. Now all I crave is nothing but sweets!! So today is a shopping day. I’ve eaten enough of my fill to make up for the month where I couldn’t eat, so it’s back to reality time lol.

    Thank you for the informative post 🙂

    1. Thanks, Sabrina. You are doing your body a huge favor by staying away from the artificial sweeteners. Good for you.

      I can relate to the dental work. I have had a few teeth removed this month as well. a molar and two wisdom teeth. Fortunately, I only had to eat soft food for a few days. I did intermittent fasting (I only ate one meal a day, dinner) and ate a lot of scrambled eggs. I just knew that if I did other things that contained sugar it would have me spiral out of control meaning trigger cravings and I would feel horrible later.

      I’m glad you are getting back on track. I wish you all the best.

  3. Great article! I am on a sugar-free diet and this article certainly helps me to pinpoint what I can actually drink in between meals – apart from water that is. Hot lemon water seems very quenching, but I tend not to have something too sour in the morning as it gives me a bit of a gastric issue. I love coffee but can only take decaf. Will try it with coconut oil – been hearing great revies about this. Thanks for this!

  4. Definitely one of the best ways to lose weight naturally is by drinking lots and lots of water. As a health enthusiast, I love drinking water, it’s my favorite drink actually, not only because it is the healthiest drink but also it keeps me refreshed and hydrated.

    I drink coffee and tea regularly also but I cannot drink them without sugar. Do you have any suggestions on how I can enjoy my coffee and tea time without having to add sugar?

    1. I’m the same way with my tea. I prefer a little bit of sweetness. So I recommend stevia. It is a better alternative to sugar because it doesn’t raise your glucose like sugar does. And it is 100% natural unlike most of the artificial sweeteners that were created in a lab.

  5. I read your post about sugar-free drinks with interest and was pleased you mentioned Stevia. As a sweetener, it is really the only one that has no bad press or harmful properties, according to research. Hopefully, none of your readers will use the likes of aspartame and sucralose (Splenda). So many of us have a sweet tooth and the toxicity of some of these sweeteners is not known by the unsuspecting public.
    Of particularly interest was the infuser water bottle and I will certainly be buying one of those OMORCs, thanks for the recommendation.
    I do like herbal teas but do find them a little incipid and weak. Would you recommend some teas that are a little stronger than the norm?

    1. Like you, Ches, I only use Stevia since it is natural and doesn’t have all of the chemicals that the others have. As for teas, If you like a stronger tea then you would probably prefer a black tea. Black teas do have more caffeine in them than herbal teas, but they are good. My two favorites are constant comment. It has just a unique spicy taste. I love it with a little bit of cream and a drop of liquid stevia. Another good black tea is Earl Gray. It is strong but so good. I like to drink this tea with just a bit of heavy cream. Tea is so good for you and its full of antioxidants.

  6. Hi! Nice recommendations!
    I just want to add in my personal experience. I start drinking 3L of water every day, since the beginning of March and I have at least lost 4 kg. I didn’t carefully track my weight but I was definitely above 70 kg (maybe 73) last year, now I am at 66. So, yes, drinking water does make me slim.
    I also like coffee and tea. I drank coffee every morning, but it doesn’t make me want to poop unless I add a lot of milk.
    Thank you for these recommendations! I will definitely try the soda water! Are they the same as bubble water? carbonated water?


    1. I just recently saw the bubble water in the store. I think they are the same thing. I just check that it doesn’t have any sugar or added sweeteners. Thanks for stopping by, Kai.

  7. I also stopped drinking soda several years ago -not because of wanting to lose weight, but because of the health aspect.

    My favorite drink is actually water – know it is boring, but I really do love it and find it is the best way to hydrate and refresh:-)

    What about freshly squeezed juice? I think this is also great, if it is homemade and without added sugar.


    1. I do drink a lot of water, but as you know, it isn’t my favorite. I like to add a bit of lemon or lime to it if its plain or I go with the other options on this page. As for fresh squeezed juice. It is a better option then the packaged juice in stores that have added sugar, however it would probably be better to eat the fruit. This way you are getting all of the nourishment but not all of the extra carbs. I generally don’t eat fruits often although I do use them to infuse my water.

  8. I drink a lot of water. I’m lucky – I don’t like anything fizzy. I really wish I liked coffee, but it tastes like burnt toast to me! I managed to stomach it when I was a student, but never again. I’ve started drinking energy blend herbal tea in the morning – it has loads of caffeine as it contains Guarana. I now can’t get going in the morning without it, but it curbs my appetite too!

    I found your post very informative 🙂 thank you

  9. I really do think that drinking sugar free drinks is just something person has to get used to just like we had to get used to sugary drinks. Drinking is good beginning but the water is a must have.
    Thank you for a great article and some extra tips, I will definitely try the infuser bottles in summer it would be almost like a sugar free lemonade with some lemon.

  10. Sugar is such big contributor to weight gain and I really appreciate you bringing awareness especially to the older generation. Two of the biggest adjustments that I made to reduce sugar intake was to cut down regular soda intake and switch to black coffee. Just like you’ve mentioned so well here I agree that subtle adjustments can make a big difference over time. I like your suggestion of hot lemon water. Honestly I haven’t tried this before so I will look into it, thank you. I do like plain tea too. Thank you for a great post here, well done!

  11. Sugary drinks and soda are not good for the body. I read somewhere that sugar-filled sports drinks reduce sperm count in men. Who knows? So much of this stuff is not natural and is made in a factory instead of from nature. By the way I love your website because I get to tell my Mom your tips! Years ago I started adding Real Salt to my water, along with a few drops of honey and some lemon. It was soooo good. 

    1. Thank you for the compliment, Anilise. I am glad you are finding my site helpful. I love your electrolyte drink. It sounds like a keeper. I would just do Stevia instead of the honey but that is just me as I don’t do honey.

      I agree with you 100%! Sugary drinks like soda and juice are horrible. Actually milk is bad too especially the skim milk because they take out the healthy fat and add sugar. How dumb is that? You really got to read the labels. These sort of drinks are filled with all sorts of crap!

  12. I agree — I can no longer tolerate having a drink with a lot of sugar (real or artificial), but I do like for my drinks to be interesting. I’ve become a big fan of the sparkling flavored waters like bubly and fruity seltzers. Other than those, I really enjoy a good hot cup of black coffee or a refreshing tea in about any flavor. I’m happy there are so many options available that don’t involve sugars!

  13. Hey Wendy! I read your article with interest as I was waiting to see if you mentioned any low-cal/diet drinks that are loaded with artificial sugars. I’m glad that you didn’t and really enjoyed this list. I have a question. There’s a lot of talk about whether coffee is good or bad for you because it contains caffeine. What is your take/opinion on this?

    1. No, you will never hear me recommend artificial sweeteners. I prefer natural healthy foods. And I actually consider coffee a health food. I love it and drink at least 2 cups a day and tea in the evening. The caffeine in coffee doesn’t affect me in any way. I think it is a personal thing. If someone is sensitive to it, then they shouldn’t drink it. 

  14. I have never been a coffee drinker, so I am glad to see that you have tea on here. Though, I do like to add a bit of raw local honey, it really is a great drink when you want some flavor. I drink mostly water during the day and only once in a while have a sugary drink as a treat. I used to drink a soda every day and looking back now, no wonder I was more unhealthy and carried extra weight. 

    Even after I got married, we used to drink no sugar added juices, but those still have an abundance of the sweet stuff, even if it is natural. We cut those out a few years back and I really love the results. 

    Thanks for writing the article and giving me this info. 

    1. You are welcome and thanks for stopping by. Raw local honey is a good option however, it still raises blood sugar. It’s a better option than sugar but I just use stevia as my sweetener.  

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