Training and your diet go hand in hand. When someone asks how to start eating healthy again, my first “fix” always involves beverages. More specifically, calorie containing beverages.
Just about everybody knows that drinking soda is not the best thing for their health. Many people that I work with have already taken a great first step in eliminating soda from their diet. However, soda isn’t the only drink that’s loaded with sugar and useless calories. And a side note about the calories: it’s usually a much better idea for someone to eat their calories than to drink them, especially when trying to lose weight. The empty calories contained in these drinks come with no nutritional benefits and they’re very easy to over-consume.
A grande Mocha Frappuccino from Starbucks has nearly 400 calories and a whopping 61 grams of sugar.
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Fruit juice is another culprit. It’s nothing more than concentrated sugar (just like soda). Just 8 oz. of apple juice has 120 calories and 28 grams of sugar.
Alcohol is something else that you should limited. Just like soda and fruit juice, alcohol contains a lot of calories with minimal nutritional benefit. On top of that, when alcohol is consumed, the liver works hard to metabolize and excrete it. While this process occurs, the body can’t burn fat.
I’m not saying you should never drink Starbucks/fruit juice/alcohol again. Moderation, as always, is key. However, if you’re one of those people who always struggles to lose weight/fat, try eliminating the calorie containing drinks from you diet and replace them with water. This will set you on the right path.