Do you want to lose 10-20 pounds in a year without giving up a bite of food?
My motto is “drink nothing but water and wine”…with some exceptions.
Many beverages have an obscene amount of sugar added to them. Sugar equals empty calories, mood swings and cravings for more sugar. The USDA’s guidelines and the American Heart Association’s advice recommends an intake of added sugar between 3 and 9 teaspoons a day depending on your weight. That’s between 12 – 36 grams of added sugar a day.
Here are some scary statistics I found on the Woman’s Health Magazine web site:
Snapple Lemon Iced Tea– 20 oz bottle has 250 calories and 58 grams of sugar
Starbucks Coffee Frappuccino– 290 calories and 46 grams of sugar
Minute Maid Lemonade– 20 oz bottle has 250 calories and 67 grams of sugar
Sunkist Orange Soda– 20 oz bottle has 325 calories and 88 grams of sugar
Nesquick– 16 oz bottle has 400 calories, 60 grams of sugar and 10 grams of fat…6 grams of saturated fat.
Check out this chart that represents the facts you read above to put them into visual perspective.
Yikes, I need a glass of water! Cut out the drinks and save your sugar allowance to filling foods and treats. Check out my Learn Vest post for some alternatives to soda.