Thursday, May 19, 2016

Drink Calories, Diet Killer

I bet you that you never thought that just drinking something would help you lose weight, right? Well, I would also say that you can lose even more weight by removing something from your diet. I'm going to keep it short and to the point. There is a reason that soda is the most popular beverage in the world today. We will take a look at why you should be looking at what you drink, as well as what you are eating.

1. Calories
When it comes to soft drinks or sugary drinks, the calories could be through the roof. According to Harvard University, "A typical 20-ounce soda contains 15 to 18 teaspoons of sugar and upwards of 240 calories. A 64-ounce fountain cola drink could have up to 700 calories." We face a growing problem with consuming too many calories in soda. 

2. Diet Killer, Obesity Feeder
The reason that drinking sugary drinks that have a lot of calories is that sugar converts directly to fat. Eating or drinking fat doesn't make you fat or overweight, eating or drinking sugary foods and drinks make you fat and overweight. Here is the evidence from Harvard University, "Two out of three adults and one out of three children in the United States are overweight or obese, and the nation spends an estimated $190 billion a year treating obesity-related health conditions. Rising consumption of sugary drinks has been a major contributor to the obesity epidemic. A typical 20-ounce soda contains 15 to 18 teaspoons of sugar and upwards of 240 calories. A 64-ounce fountain cola drink could have up to 700 calories. People who drink this “liquid candy” do not feel as full as if they had eaten the same calories from solid food and do not compensate by eating less."

3. What Can I Drink?
Water, drink just plain water! There are 0 calories, 0 grams of sugar, 0 fat, 0 everything! There are so many health benefits to drinking water, many of these include the facts that water is the key to life in the body and it promotes a healthier life. TIME magazine mentioned a study done that encapsulated this fact by asking 84 people to take part in the study for 12 weeks and they said this about the results, "The group that loaded up on water lost about three more pounds than the group that didn’t up their water intake. And the more they drank, the better the results; people who drank 16 ounces before every meal lost about 4.3 kg, or 9 pounds, over the course of the experiment. “That’s about what you get from going to Weight Watchers for 12 weeks,” Daley says. “That’s a real success.”"

To wrap things up, we can gain so many more benefits from drinking water and watching what we drink as well. Cutting these calories and filling up on water before meals can cause us to eat less without even trying. Why do we not utilize this trick more often? For more information on the astounding amount of money spent on advertising for soft drinks that get our minds to buy the sugary drinks and for more information on the study in TIME magazine, click on the links below. Please comment on your successes in drinking water instead of sugary drinks in your weight loss. Now is your time to show off and share with other people to help other people reach their obesity killing goals!

~Obesity Overload


Resources:

Sugary Drinks Facts and Statistics (Harvard University)

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