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Beverage Calories Can Add Up Quickly on Restricted Plans
Hidden Calories in Drinks
Sugary beverages add up to hidden calories which add up to either:
- zero weight loss
- big weight gain
- no weight loss; no weight gain
Creamy beverages, such as malts, milkshakes and floats also do a lot of damage to the bathroom scales and the situation can end up to be a genuine tear jerker with lotion infused tissues involved.
Consumption Time of Beverages
Ask yourself the following question, 'How long does it take me to drink a sugary soda?' or for that matter, 'How many minutes does it take to eat a donut, cupcake or pastry?'
Most of us can do away with any of these foods and drink in less than five minutes. Yes indeed, the human body is capable of consuming quite a number of caloric values within a very short space of time, yet it is incapable of burning off the same number of kcals in the equal amount of time.
For example, Fred was working outdoors mowing his overgrown lawn. It was a very sizzling hot day. He is in need of some quick energy and one can find such in any food or drink which is high in sugar content. Because Fred is working so hard, should he opt for a low calorie drink containing sugar substitute? Actually, no. When one's body is in serious need of refueling, calories count. But should he grab a pastry or giant sized candy bar to go with his regular soda?
Let's see how that might play out.... Let's say that he does just that; he enjoys one soda for 150 calories along with a candy bar - and let's make it a single size 200 kcals bar rather than the king. His total energy intake equals 350 kcals. It took him less than four minutes to enjoy the energy refueling foods; it will take him about one hour to burn off the food and drink.
Caloric Values in Alcohol Based Beverages are Extreme
Alcohol and other vibrant spirits also do their part in ringing up the Diet Cash Cow. Furthermore, alcohol consumption can lead to serious health risks. Just one drink per day for a woman puts her at high risk for liver disease.
And if alcoholism runs in the family, it's like playing with a rattlesnake. It runs in my family history and I've lost beloved family members due to this disease. If it runs in yours - avoid it like the plague. You certainly don't need to drink to be included in 'the in crowd'.
Healthier Beverage Suggestions
Fact is, many times, all an individual needs to do is alter their beverage habits for weight loss to ensue. It's something that you may wish to try, although don't make the blunder of adding more 'food calories' to your diet because you've ditched beverage calories. You can't fool your scales. I know; I've tried. Twice. I know...
While dieting, here are a few beverage suggestions to implement into your diet program or weight loss plan:
- diet soda
Your best choice for diet and zero calorie beverage? Water.