I’m new to this lovely App & recently 3 days sober…just wondering if anyone has any good non-alcoholic beverages to recommend that help curb cravings at all…I’m used to drinking more sugar daily than I’d like to admit and have been drinking loads of tea and water but thats amping my nerves up a bit too much right now. Any ideas are much appreciated and we’ll recieved
Welcome to the community and congrats on your 3 days. I been drinking a good amount of ginger ale since I quit alcohol. I’m really not much of sugar person but since I stopped the alcohol I’ve been craving sugar. At least it’s hangover free.
Thank you, I love gingerale and could see this helping to ease down on the sugar withdrawal right now too!
Hi! I’m a newbie here too. I love the sparkling water brand, Bubbly, and my favorite flavor is blackberry. I like to put it in a fancy glass!
When I first chose sobriety, I would drink Irish style tea. It’s a bold enough flavor to satisfy my cravings. I also drank (and still do) lots of water. I would add sugar to the tea, but over time I grew tired of the sugar, as I realized it ruins the flavor of the tea. Now, I realize that tea has caffeine and if you don’t want any caffeine you could try something else such as a soda.
If you’re trying to limit your sugar intake, also consider some of the foods you eat. If you go out to eat a lot, some restaurants use sugar in their recipes (tomato sauce, etc…). Making soup is generally good (if you make it from home, not buy it pre made), as it can satisfy hunger while being low calorie but packed with nutrients (depending on what you make).
These are my suggestions that worked for me, but it may not work for you.
Yum, that sounds tasty!
What is Irish style tea? Right now I’m drinking Chai but it’s not doing much for me except for making feel like I gotta pee every cpl hours lol
I forget the exact brand, but it was called Irish breakfast tea. It was a bold flavor. It did the trick for me. I’m sure it’s not unique to one brand.
Okie I’ll do a Google on it! Thanks for the recommendation!
Well coffee butttt unless you feel like being hyper constantly I got used to drinking carbonated flavored water but I also have the water flavor drops you can get pretty cheap compared to booze
Black coffee with no additives for me. Anything other than alcohol really…
LaCroix sparkling water is now my go-to bev. Lots of delicious flavors, yet there’s literally NOTHING in it: no sugar, no sweeteners, no sodium, no calories!
Welcome to TS!
I like herbal teas, they don’t have caffeine unless it’s green or black tea. I also like tonic water as I’m into the bitter taste
You can search for non alcoholic beverages using the magnifying glass. There are lot of threads on TS on the topic, I even remember one with mocktail recipies.
Keep us posted
Soda water and lime or just good old tap water here in Scotland its soft and tastes like nector not like England were its hard and gritty ,
Congratulations on 3 days! I’m only 1 week sober so my experience is very limited, but I’ll tell you what I’ve been trying. Also, I pretty much always stuck to wine, so I don’t find making mixed drinks to be triggering. So please take that into consideration if it might not be a good idea for you.
I went to the dollar store and bought some new glasses that I liked so that kinda makes my drinks feel special lol
Besides that I bought a bunch of different kinds of juices(you can find low/zero sugar), sugar free sprite, grenadine, cherries and I got ginger beer (which is NA) which is something I’ve never tried before. So I have plenty of options to look forward to making something interesting to drink in the evenings instead of thinking about alcohol.
During the day I drink water, coffee and I’m not much of a tea drinker but I’m trying to get into it.
You could also try some of those flavor packets or little squeeze bottles to flavor your water and make it sweet, as they are usually sugar free.
Let us know what you find! I’m looking for NA drinks to try too.
Thank you, I appreciate your suggestions
I drink a lot of flavored seltzer in cans. No sugar, no sodium, no alcohol. Helps keep you hydrated, tastes good and no guilt.
@Bfdeirish Welcome and I’m drinking a Grapefruit Bubbly as I type! I’ll have to add Blackberry to my next purchase.
3 years sober, here’s my go to:
- Sparkling Ice w/caffeine
- Arnold Palmer
- Iced tea