So you want to lose weight and are willing to give up your daily dose of cola for something that'll help you along in your goal? Try V8. The funny thing about liquid calories is that while some beverages tend to quench thirst, others go even further by sating hunger. Drinking a glass of V8 15 to 20 minutes before a meal can reduce the number of calories you consume quite drastically. Researchers still don't completely know why, but it may have something to do with calorie density - but be sure to drink up before a meal. Consuming a V8 during a meal just doesn't work the same way.