Resolution #1: Drink fewer sugary drinks!!

Struggling to lose weight? Sugary drinks are one of the major contributors to the obesity epidemic!

Sugary drinks increase the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and gout.

What does 3 cans of soda per day look like?

Two out of three adults and one out of three children in the United States are overweight or obese, and a significant amount of excess calories from sugar are consumed in the form of soft drinks.

If you drink soft drinks, decreasing or removing them from your diet will immediately make a significant impact on your health and weight. However, not every high-sugar drink is as obvious as a soda… even some drinks that advertise as “healthy” might suprise you. Here are a couple tips to avoid these pitfalls:

Look at the order of the ingredients

The ingredients are listed in descending order, meaning there is more of the first ones you read… Look at the above picture, yes, you’re reading that right: it says you’re drinking syrup, with some added water…

When you drink this “liquid candy” you do not feel as full as if you had eaten the same calories from solid food which leads to eating an excess of calories.

Know the serving size!

Also, beware of fruit juices. Be sure that you buy juice that is 100% juice (to ensure you aren’t buying “juice flavored sugar water”, which is actually a soft drink in disguise) and look at the serving size. Many juices contain just as much sugar as a soft drink and the small amount of antioxidants do NOT negate the harmful effects of the sugar.

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