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Lose Weight by Tracking Your Drinks

It's equally important to pay attention to what you drink, and Sunnyside is here to help with that! Track your drinks daily and check your progress, including the number of calories you've cut back on. With Sunnyside, you can evaluate your drinking habits and receive personalized action plans based on your weight loss goals.

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Can you lose weight while drinking alcohol?

Yes, you can drink alcohol and still lose weight. However, the key is to drink in moderation and to choose drinks with fewer calories. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans define moderate drinking as two drinks or less each day for men and one drink or less each day for women. The caloric content of drinks also differs wildly. For instance, a standard 5oz serving of red table wine contains around 125 calories. Meanwhile, a Piña colada can pack over 500 calories! Tracking your alcohol helps you get a better picture of your calorie intake. And you can generally lose weight by consuming fewer calories than your body burns.

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Can cutting back on alcohol cause weight loss?

Yes, cutting back on your alcohol intake can lead to weight loss. But the significance of this depends on a few things. How much alcohol you drink, to begin with, determines how many calories you can cut. You'll also need to consider other lifestyle factors. Are you cutting back on alcohol but replacing those calories with a bunch of sugar-coated donuts? Adopting a healthy diet, getting exercise, and cutting back on alcohol will likely lead to better outcomes. Nonetheless, reducing your alcohol intake leads to fewer calories consumed—which is a step forward if you're trying to lose weight.

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Should I track the calories in alcohol?

Yes, it's best to do so. Even moderate drinking can rack up 1000 extra calories in a week, depending on your drink choices. Sugary mixes are the biggest culprits. A margarita contains over 200 calories, while a chocolate martini packs over 300 calories! Ultimately, the calories you chug matter, too. Of course, there's no fun in obsessing over calories. It's perfectly okay to have an occasional cocktail without feeling guilty. Sunnyside can also help you track your intake in a supportive and judgment-free environment.

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Why should I track my drinks?

Tracking your drinks lets you know if you're drinking too much. It also helps you stay informed of the calories you drink. Perhaps, you had two beers, three servings of wine, and three shots of tequila in a week. Logging this helps you track the estimated number of calories in these drinks and evaluate if you'll need to cut back to achieve your weight loss goals. It's not an easy habit to build, which is where Sunnyside comes into the picture. Sunnyside is a reliable companion and a fantastic accountability partner on the go. You'll get daily texts, reminders, and prompts to help you create new habits that last.

How can Sunnyside help with drink tracking and weight loss?

Sunnyside makes drink tracking simple and convenient. You can get started with drink tracking with the app in just three minutes. You'll receive reminders to track the drinks you have each day. Additionally, you can text emojis, numbers, or words (beer, wine, vodka, etc.) to track your drinks as you have them, which will be automatically logged through the app. Plus, Sunnyside helps you monitor the estimated number of calories you've cut out of your routine.

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Set your high-level goals

Tell us a little about yourself and your goals so we can personalize your experience. This is a judgment-free zone.

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Commit to a weekly plan

Every week we’ll give you a recommended drink plan for the week ahead to help you reach your goals, which you can adjust.

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Track your drinks

Via a simple text-message interface, we’ll remind you to track your drinks every day, and provide nudges to stack on target.

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Get daily motivation & tips

Our upbeat and positive eduation, motivation, tips, and tricks will keep you on track every day of the week.

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Text real coaches

Our real human coaches are available for you, no matter what you need. Text them for help or a nudge at any time.

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Measure your progress

See how your new habits add up to better sleep, money saved, and an improved diet in your web dashboard.

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Why People Are Saying Sunnyside Is The Best Drink Tracker App For Weight Loss

You’re joining a community of members who have been through exactly what you’re going through and have achieved amazing results. Here’s what some of them have said about using Sunnyside to evaluate and improve their drinking habits.

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These guys are not trying to change you, just your drinking habits.

When I first started I was a bit leery about the whole thing. I am 70 years old and retired and didn’t think that I needed someone to tell me how much to drink. So I took the 15 day free trial and found out that it really helped me control my drinking. These guys are not trying to change you, just your drinking habits, which has help me a lot. Sometimes I would drink just to drink and that came to a stop. I still do what I want to do, I'm just doing it differently and it really working well for me. - Rene

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The transition was easy

Over the last two years I became a bit of a heavy drinker. After 84 days with Sunnyside, I'm now a moderate drinker, on my way to becoming a social drinking. The transition was easier than I thought. -Ted

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I cannot believe it actually worked.

I've been trying to cut back on my drinking for years and this is the only way I've actually done it. I'm so extremely happy with just the mindfulness that it has provided me. It's not judgy. It doesn't make you quit immediately. It is just a way to cut back and be mindful of your drinking and I really appreciate it. It's honestly transformed my life. -Stefani

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Simple & sustainable

I love this program - it’s simple and supportive. I feel like I’m on my way to making some lasting changes without ever feeling shamed. Also the coaches are real & respond personally (not just bots). -Lucy

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Lose Weight With The Sunnyside App

Sunnyside members see big results in their first 30 days, and it only gets better from there. Start with your 15-day free trial, then stick with it if it’s right for you.

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Improve Health & Wellness

Feel your best, inside and out.

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Sleep more restfully

Enjoy more restful sleep and brighter mornings.

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Improve your diet

Every month you'll be cutting out unnecessary calories.

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Gain more energy

Greet the day with increased energy and focus.

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Save money

Save real cash every month by spending less on alcohol.

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Judgment-free support

We support you on your journey, despite any ups and downs.

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Join the #1 community of mindful drinkers

The Mindful Drinkers is a group for people who want to cut back on their drinking. The group is a judgment-free zone grounded in positivity. The community aims to cultivate a sense of connection for those who prefer mindfulness over the traditional “all-or-nothing” approach. You’re invited to share your story about how you integrate mindful drinking into your daily life, offer encouragement, and ask questions.

Why use Sunnyside?

Every Sunnyside membership includes all the features below, plus a free 15-day trial to make sure it’s right for you.

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Drink tracking

Sunnyside gives you simple, accurate tools to track your drinks that you’ll actually love to use.

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Weekly planning

Every Sunday we’ll share your plan for the week ahead that you can adjust and customize as needed.

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On-demand coaching

We have real human coaches available for when you need a nudge or a bit of motivation. But only if you need it.

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Daily motivation

We’ll share advice, education and motivation on a daily basis to keep you on track with your goals.

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Insights & analytics

Drinks cut, money saved, improved sleep... we’ll help you measure success in the terms that matter to you.

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Science-backed techniques

Sunnyside is easy and simple to use, but is backed by proven habit change techniques reviewed by our advisors.

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Trusted by Experts

Sunnyside utilizes proven behavior-change techniques to help you reach your goals, and it’s all reviewed by our team of experts.

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Dr. Hrishikesh Belani

Associate Medical Director of the South Los Angeles Health Center Group

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Kate Bonham

MS, LPCC, LADC - Mental Health and Chemical Health Specialist

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Nir Eyal

Habit expert, author of Hooked and Indistractable

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Adi Jaffe

Mental health & addiction expert, Author of The Abstinence Myth

"As a doctor, I've seen firsthand the difference that a better relationship with alcohol can make in a person's overall health outcomes, which is why I recommend Sunnyside to my patients."

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Frequently asked questions

Our goal is to be transparent and honest with you about Sunnyside. It’s in our DNA. Here are a couple common questions, but please email us if you have more.

What is a drink tracker app?

The Sunnyside app tracks how much, how often, and what you drink. Based on your goals and drinking patterns, the app will create a personalized weekly action plan for you. You'll also receive daily reminders to log your intake. A Sunnyside subscription starts at $8.75/mo, less than the cost of two drinks. Everyone starts with a 15-day free trial to test it out. And we’re nice about refunds if it’s truly not right for you.

What are the benefits of using a drink tracker app for weight loss?

Sunnyside makes drink tracking easy and hassle-free. This helps you to monitor the calories you drink. We also employ proven habit-change techniques like pre-commitment, conscious interference, and belief and positivity to help you practice better drinking habits. Our methods are reviewed by habit-change and alcohol-use experts.

Is Sunnyside a free drink tracker app?

We believe that everyone who drinks can benefit from more mindfulness and healthier habits. You can join Sunnyside no matter what your starting point is, and we’ll help you hit your goals, even if it means stopping drinking entirely. Sunnyside offers a 15-day free trial, and you can cancel at any time.

Is my data secure?

We take data privacy and security very seriously. We never sell your information or use your drinking data for marketing tactics. Review our Privacy Policy.

Do I have to talk to a coach?

Definitely not. Talking to a coach is completely optional. You can take advantage of the planning, tracking, behavior change, analytics, and amazing results without ever talking to anyone.

Who uses Sunnyside?

The Sunnyside community is made of thousands of people who enjoy drinking but want to create more mindfulness around their consumption, whether it’s to cut back or stop entirely. We’re moms, dads, professionals, students, and everyone in between.

Can Sunnyside's app help me lose weight?

Sunnyside supports thousands of members who have cut an average of 1500 calories from their diet in just the first month! The app keeps track of your alcohol intake and provides valuable insight into your drinking patterns. You'll learn to redirect your habits to improve your health, wellness, mood, and sleep.

Is it easy to lose weight with the help of an alcohol tracker app?

Losing weight can be challenging. But Sunnyside aims to make your journey smoother. The Sunnyside app motivates, supports, and helps you to reach your weight loss goals through personalized plans and drink tracking. The app also measures your progress, so you can see the calories saved.

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