Today I’ve got a very simple, yet overlooked weight loss tactic. It’s one of the first things I tell my clients to eliminate when trying to lose weight. And the results are instantly felt and seen. It’s something you can do right now and it won’t cost you a penny. In fact, you’ll SAVE money.
Don’t drink your calories!
One of the worst things you can do is drink your calories. This means NO:
- No Coffee drinks at Starbucks (300-550 calories)
- No sodas (150-200 calories)
- No juices (120-150 calories)
- No smoothies or shakes (250-850 calories)
- No alcohol (125 to 200 calories)
This is because it takes you just a few seconds or minutes to drink these caloric beverages. These are typically empty calories, filled with sugar and fat.
Another problem is that these drinks quickly shoot up your blood sugar and insulin levels, causing the calories to quickly be stored as body fat, more specifically, that ugly and unhealthy belly fat!
I’d much rather you ATE the calories, than to drink it. At least eating can cause an increase in your metabolism and decrease hunger for a few hours.
So what should you drink?…- stick to clean water, green tea and a little bit of black coffee.
If you don’t like the taste of water, add in some lemon juice, mint, cucumbers and maybe even a little bit of Stevia for taste and sweetness.
It’s been estimated that overweight people drink about 15-25% of their calories. That’s roughly 500-900 “hidden” calories daily…
And yes, this includes alcohol calories, which actually turns into body fat much quicker than even sugar calories.
Anyway, just something for you to pay attention to if you’re looking to lose weight, especially around your belly. You’ll save money and have more energy at the same time.