Drinks that can ruin your diet
1. Sport drinks – sport drinks are full of sugars and carbs to fuel people for there exercise, which will usually be over an hour and sport specific.
Some people drink sports drink after half a hour in the gym and haven’t even built up enough sweat to counteract the need for the calories.
Sport drinks are full of calories and can soon tip you over the scales if you are misusing them.
Water is enough for most people so try and stick to that unless you are an athlete.
2. Smoothies – these can be a good replacement for breakfast or a meal, but be careful when adding the ingredients and weigh them out before throwing them in.
Smoothies can soon turn into calorific drinks that can set you back 500calories so be sure it’s healthier than the meal you would be eating.
3. Regular fizzy drinks – these are so high in calories and sugar! Stay away!
Having one 500ml bottle of coke can set you back 320calories or more and have lots of sugar in them causing your body to store fat. You will also be on a sugar high and be looking for your next sugar fix when you come down, leading to bad nutrition choices.
4. Diet fizzy drinks – these are usually the alternative to full sugar fizzy drinks. Yes they contain less calories and sugar but they contain artificial sweeteners. These sweeteners can make people eat more or make them think they can drink more.
5. Coffee – full fat coffee, loaded with calories and sugar. From syrups to full fat milk, it’s all added calories you probably don’t account for. Try low fat coffee or not adding syrup to your coffee. Try reducing your coffees as well, and not only will you notice the pounds you will notice the pennies too.
6. Alcoholic drinks – alcohol is very calorific. Wine, beer and calorific cocktails are a distaste towards your diet. Try having vodka or gin as these are the clearer less calorific spirits, containing only around 50calories a shot. Add these spirits with slim line tonic and you have reduced your drink calories.
7. Fruit juice – fruit juice is high in sugars and calories. Having a simple glass of orange juice can set you back 200calories or more. They can be acidic and not provide good nutrients for the amount of calories you are drinking. You could have a decent snack with better macro nutrients.
So what can you drink?
Answer is water. Aim to get your 2 litres a day in. This can be done by filling 2 litre bottle in the morning and drinking it throughout the day or scribbling times on the bottle to break up the amount you take in into easier chunks.
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