Maybe you’re keeping track of every bite you eat, but what about that Iced Caramel Macchiato you just inhaled? Try these 7 suggestions that will help you to keep liquid calories from messing up your diet.
Break the soda habit: Soda sales are way down as more and more studies publicize the adverse effects. Now, in addition to empty calories, bone loss and tooth decay, there’s a new report that drinking a 20 ounce soda a day is similar to smoking when it comes to premature aging.
Be smart about juice: An orange has about 70 calories while an 8 ounce glass of orange juice totals 110. Plus, the whole fruit has beneficial fiber.
Drink your milk: Many women cut out dairy products when they diet. Big mistake. Calcium helps your body burn fat so choose low and no fat milk and other dairy products.
Lighten up your cocktail hour: Watch what you order. A Bloody Mary has about 125 calories. A White Russian has over 700.
Make your own smoothies year round: Feel free to drink your breakfast. As long as you’re making it yourself, you can avoid sugar and fuel up on goodies like kale and berries.
Forget about calorie burning drinks: You may see products at the supermarket claiming special weight loss ingredients. They’re usually just caffeine and green tea extract. You’d be better off saving your money and drinking coffee, tea or water instead.
Drink more water: Speaking of water, it’s your best choice for what to drink. It makes you feel full, it keeps your muscles strong, and it revs up your metabolism. Drink it on its own or brew a cup of tea. For a treat, add in a little mint or fruit juice.
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