Liquid Calories

I wanted to post about this because it’s something that I think all people who are just starting out should be aware of.  People often don’t realize how many calories they are taking in solely from things they drink.  The problem is that liquid calories can add up very fast and can really keep you from seeing good results.

Now I think it’s pretty obvious that you need to cut pop out.  I would even suggest cutting diet pop.  I know there are no calories, but artificial sweeteners are not good for you either.  But if you want to see good results you absolutely have to cut pop out of your diet.  Even if it fits into your calorie budget it will be harmful.  They are all empty calories and give you no nutritional benefit.  Plus, it’s really easy to drink a lot of pop and not feel full so it’s an easy way to go over your calorie budget as well.

So pop is the obvious thing.  But what about other drinks?  If you’re drinking lots of milk or juice everyday that can also really hamper your results.  Juice is actually full of sugar giving you lots of simple carbs.  That can be very detrimental to weight loss and losing body fat.  So in my opinion, keep it to a max of one small glass a day if you can’t cut it out completely.  I would say the same goes for milk, especially if you don’t drink skim milk . It can be a big source of saturated fat and the calories can really add up fast.

So if you really want to find a place to cut calories, look at what you’re drinking every day. You might be surprised how many calories you consume just through drinks alone, and cutting those out can really help you see good results!

2 comments
Aaron
Aaron

OMG! i drink coffee with skim milk almost everyday and shakeology always mix with orange and cranberries juice ....lol no wonder lol

Coach Tom
Coach Tom

As long as it's not more than 8 oz. of either I would say you're fine, but it's just something to be aware of with all the sugar in both milk and juice.

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