Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Drinks can add more calories than you think
What did you drink today, juice, coffe, or maybe some iced tea? Those tasty beverages may seem like good thrist quenchers but they might be responsible for those extra inches on your waistline. A recent CNN.com article exposed the truth behind liquid calories. According to a study by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, " reducing liquid calories, especially from sugar-sweetened drinks such as punches, fruit juices and sodas, helps people lose weight and keep it off." In fact, if you cut 150 calories a day, which is usually the amount of calories in a regular soda, you can lose 15 lbs in year! And those who lost weight from cutting out liquid calories tended to keep off for at least 18 months.
I completly agree with this article. Many times people don't realize the amount of calories in their drinks and it slips away from them. This especially true of college students, they just don't think that their frappachino's or those smoothies from PAWS are loaded with calories and sugar.