Healthy Drinking Is Important Too

It is not at all uncommon to meet a person who cannot understand why they are unable to become healthier, and although they are eating all the right things, their weight hangs around the “few pounds overweight” area. They will tell you all of this and wonder what they are doing wrong, and, in the next few moments, will take a gulp from a can of soda, a glass of beer or something similar, and admit upon questioning that it is their third of the day or night.
Now, it is far from impossible to maintain a healthy diet while continuing to enjoy the occasional glass of wine or can of soda. 
Now, you don't need to stop drinking these things entirely, however, it is important to realize that issues with weight gain or weight loss can often come down to what you drink, as much as what you eat. You will not be at a healthy weight if you drink a bottle of wine a day, or get through a family-sized bottle of soda. You know what they say, 'everything in moderation'.

If you must have a drink with food, then often a glass of water will be the best option. There are more reasons for this than just the weight issue. A glass of water will keep you from getting thirsty and will help you digest the meal, but will not interfere with the taste. And if you are thirsty, a glass of water is the best thing you can drink – it replenishes the body’s hydration levels.  Then, when you do have the occasional glass of wine or soda, you can enjoy it more, because you get to really savor the taste.