Sweet Drinks = Liquid Calories

by admin on June 3, 2010

sweet drinks, liquid calories

Liquid calories (particularly those from sweet drinks) can really pack on the pounds

Remember this, when we’re talking about gaining weight. Everything you put in your mouth, if it’s got calories, will add weight. But we also said that most people don’t overeat. Why, because weight gain doesn’t happen rapidly, it happens slowly, imperceptibly – two or three pounds a year, then after twenty years you’re pounds you’re twenty or thirty pounds overweight. So it’s those twenty and thirty and forty calories a day that add up. Now that being said, let’s take a look at what you’re drinking throughout the day. You know most people are running around with bottles of water, great no problem, drink all you want – no calories. A lot of people take in a lot of extra calories in the forms of colas, sweetened teas, juices, and coffees. Now I’m not picking on anybody, because there’s nothing wrong with a coke – one hundred and forty calories in a coke not a huge issue, but have five of them and that’s a lot of calories. Nothing wrong with a glass of orange juice, have six of those – it adds up. There’s absolutely no calories in coffee, but you add sugar, cream, whip cream, caramel, and chocolate and now you have dessert. So, my point is, if you take in a lot of calories in the form of liquids throughout the day, take a look at it – cut back. If you cut back on what you drink throughout the day you’re definitely not going to have to cut back on what you eat nearly as much. And I’d much rather cut back on my calories from drinking then on my calories from eating.

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