Watch Your Drinks to Lose Weight

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Working hard to lose weight? Here’s a tip. Watch your drinks to cut down unwanted calories. That’s true. More than twenty percent of your calories come from your drinks or beverages. You cannot stop having certain drinks, but you can make them healthier to cut down on calories.

Here are few tips to make healthier beverages at home:

o Avoid fizzy drinks as they contain lots of empty calories. Do you know your favorite can of soda drink contains more than nine teaspoons of sugar? Though diet drinks contain zero calories, but you cannot ignore the health implications of artificial sweeteners used to make them.

o Milk is an important drink for many of us. But it is better if we drink low-fat milk to get rid of several hundred calories everyday. You can easily get all important nutrients and vitamins required by your body by drinking skimmed milk. Skimmed milk also helps you cut down on extra calories and fat.

o If you want to lose weight faster, you can switch to soymilk, which is low in calories. It helps you fight cancer, menopausal symptoms, heart disease, and osteoporosis.

o When buying fruit and vegetable juices, check the labels. Do you know even the real fruit or vegetable juice can contain only 10 percent real juice and seven to eight teaspoons of sugar. Therefore, go for 100 percent fruit juice for getting health benefits.

o Though energy drinks help you stay hydrated fro long, but they also contain a lot of calories. So, limit your intake of health drinks.

o Cut down on your alcohol intake. Only 12 oz. of beer offers you around 150 calories while a glass of wine contains around 100 calories?

o Water is the healthiest beverage available on earth. More than 80 percent of our liquid calories should come from water. You should drink between 4 to 6 glasses of water everyday. Add flavor to tap water by squeezing one lemon into your glass. This will also help you remain active throughout the day.

Source by Helen R. Miller