Tips on Losing Weight and Keeping It Off

Don’t Drink Your Calories

Many people forget to consider their drinking habits when attempting to lose weight. Beverages may not appear to have much substance, but they can contribute enough calories to single-handedly break an otherwise effective diet. Alcohol, soda and energy drinks can be especially problematic due to their high amount of calories and relatively low nutritional content. The average American drinks 1.5 cans of soda a day, adding more than 240 empty calories to their diet. Studies have linked regular soft drink consumption with an increased risk of obesity, certain cancers and even rheumatoid arthritis. While researchers still don’t know if these links are causal, it is still a good idea to replace your sugary beverages with healthier choices like tea or water.

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May 27, 2014

Last Updated:
July 1, 2014