Though we don’t often think about them, calories from drinks can add up quickly. If you start your day with a 12-ounce skim latte from Starbucks (100 calories), a coke with lunch (150 calories), and a glass of wine at dinner (120 calories) will lead to 370 calories at the end of day. Seven days a week of this and you’ve got yourself over a half a pound of weight gain just there.
But obviously we have to drink. Staying hydrated is vital for good health. And though water is the preferred drink, it doesn’t always hit the spot. So what are some ways you can change things up a bit without sacrificing too many of your daily calories? Here are some suggestions:
Superfood Smoothies: Delicious and deliciously healthy smoothies!
Why It’s Important: When trying to lose weight, it’s easiest to find ways to lower your daily caloric intake by taking out those that come from nonessentials. One such nonessential are liquid calories.
Your Challenge: What do you drink that contains calories? If it is something with high levels of sugar, calories, and/or fat, is there some way you can replace it? This week, challenge yourself to find a healthier alternative to all liquid calories you consume on a regular basis.