Are liquid calories getting in the way of your weight loss? We talk about tracking BLT's (bites, licks and tastes) but what about your liquids....we all drink water and we know that is zero points. Sugar sweetened beverages are the number one source of calories in the United States. In fact, most american's down an average of 11/2 cans a day....that's 600 a year!!
Consider this, a 12 ounce can contains the equivalent of 10 teaspoons of sugar. Over the course of a year that adds up...indulging in just one can of regular soda a day can cause you to gain as many as 10 pounds a year. If you have already made a switch to diet soda your not alone, in a recent survey 59% of soda sippers have opt for diet over a regular soda.
Keep a log of all the beverages you drink in a 24 hour period. Also, take note of the times of day you tend to crack open a can. Your goal? To do away with mindless guzzling, whether it's in the car, at your desk, or in front of the TV. If you drink only regular soda try to make an effort to switch to diet. Start by swapping one can of regular for one can of diet per day.
Once you've switched to diet soda, the next step is to dial down the amount you drink to a few servings a day. If you're finding it hard to cut back opt for an occasional glass of iced green tea, which is mildly caffeinated and has been shown to boost immunity.