*All these drinks are “diet” drinks because they have no or negligible calories, but you can certainly enjoy them whenever. I also probably would not be able to diet successfully without them.*

1. Holiday Mocha

These taste fantastic. I’ve been drinking one every morning, especially since the weather has turned here in Chicago.

Mom, theres a Christmas tree in my Power Mocha!

2. Hot Green Tea

When dieting, I take green tea extract (as should you), but I love hot green tea as well. I feel this “heats me up” just as well as the extract. Usually I buy an enormous 100-bag matcha blend from Costco’s Kirkland brand.

3. Yerba Mate Tea

This is a unique tea that contains the full “theo/thea” line of amino acids: theanine, theobromine, and theophylline (you may recognize theanine from green tea and theobromine from chocolate). I think I read somewhere that it is the only known source that has all three, or maybe the only tea, but don’t quote me on that. In any case, it’s not common to find all three together and you get a really smooth energy/alertness from it.

From rainforests so it must be good

We sell this one, and I’m also enamored with Cruz de Malta Yerba Mate. Finally, there is an awesome offer from Tim Ferriss and our friends at Samovar where you can buy this 4-Hour Workweek Organic Mate Set; 100% of profits go to charity and you can pick the charity of your choice through DonorsChoose.org. The last one makes an awesome holiday gift.

4) SoBe 0 Cal Life Water

Unbelievable taste for something that contains no artificial sweeteners or sugar. Uses stevia and a natural sugar alcohol called erythritol. My favorites are Açaí Fruit Punch and Yumberry Pomegranate.

sobe-lifewater5) Diet Wild Cherry Pepsi

I’m sure that I’m going to catch a lot of flak for this, but I really don’t think that aspartame is proven dangerous in humans. Before you throw PubMed links at me, remember: humans aren’t rats. Aspartame is irrefutably less deleterious than diabetes, so don’t throw the “regular pop is better than diet” argument at me, either.

Look, the jury is still out and there’s no body count; no coroner has ever pronounced death from acute or insidious aspartame poisoning. And damnit, these are great when you’re starving on a diet. File this last bit under “things I know, but can’t prove”: the carbonation in pop fills you up and blunts hunger, too.

6. Xyience Xenergy Drinks

These things are sinfully good. An indulgence with just enough caffeine to wake you up, but not enough that you can’t drink 3 per day and stack with Cytolean V2. The kicker? These don’t have any aspartame or artificial coloring, either, so if I wasn’t able to talk the anti-aspartame zealots off their pedestal, no worries with these.

Seriously, try one. This list isn’t in any particular order but if it was, these might be my #1, especially Blueberry Pom.

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7. Kukicha Tea

This one’s a bit more unorthodox, but it’s an awesome tea that not many of people are aware of.  Kukicha is made from twigs and it has a sweet creamy flavor. It’s also great because it has the lowest caffeine content of all traditional teas so you can drink it later in the afternoon/evening in lieu of undesired snacking. I enjoy Eden Foods’ organic offering.

Ooh, Organic

Ooh, Organic

8. Crystal Light

Do I really need to explain this one? An absolute staple to keep in your refrigerator at all times to fend off moments of weakness and kick a sweet tooth to the curb. Cran-Apple is the best, in my humble opinion.

9. Diet Snapple Iced Tea

There are three great flavors: peach, lemon, and raspberry. Crack one open and pour on ice after workouts to quench thirst. Repeat as needed.10. Water

Like that girl (guy?) you dated in high school you always call when you’re home on break from college, water is comfortable, familiar, and tasty (hopefully). And it’s also always there when nothing else sounds appealing. So drink it (or, you know, death is imminent).

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