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Sunday, June 8, 2008

Say No to Juice

Listen up (okay, I know you can't really "listen" because you're reading, but whatever, you get my point). If you're trying to lose weight, you definitely want to stop drinking empty calories. So cut out the juice because it's full of them. By the way, an empty calorie is basically a calorie that your body can't use and will turn in to fat. Juice labels might brag about their vitamin content, but they aren't saying how the drink is loaded with sugar. And sugar is not what you want. If you eat healthy foods, you'll get all the vitamins you need. And then if you're still concerned that you're not getting all of your vitamins, take a multi-vitamin.

Juices aren't the only beverages that are full of empty calories. Stay away from specialty coffee drinks, alcohol and soda. You'd be surprised how many calories you will save from cutting these out.

For example: Let's say you're out and about running errands and it's hot because it's summertime and you want a cool, tasty drink. So, you decide to go to Starbucks and get a frappuccino. Sounds yummy, right? Okay, so let's say you get grande double chocolaty chip frappuccino blended crème. Delicious. Well, that sucker will set you back 510 calories and 19g of fat. Wow. See for yourself. Too many of those will make the back of your arms jiggle so bad, I don't even want to get into it. I mean, seriously, if you drink these regularly, I guarantee that you won't be too eager to stip down at the pool. Can you say sarong? Might taste good, but so not worth it.

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