Hidden Drink Tax
No matter how you pour it, we’re slurping up way too many calories these days. A study from the University of North Carolina found that we are now consuming 450 calories a day from beverages, nearly twice as many as we were taking in 30 years ago. All told, this increase amounts to an extra 23lb per year that we’re forced to work off or carry around with us.
And it’s not just soda that’s stretching our waistline â€” it’s now coffee drinks, cocktails, beers, even smoothies that are doing much of the damage.
The good news is that they are the easiest calories to cut from our diet, as long as we know where they’re coming from.
Drink This, Not That
This short video snippet on the Today show this morning yielded information that really surprised me. Prepared by the Mens Health Magazine editor and author of “Eat This, Not That”, it includes great tips on switching drinks and opting for smarter, lower caloric options. I was shocked by the findings on beer and cocktails. This kind of information is gold to the determined new years resolutioner!