When it comes to winning the battle, you can make a big difference just by drinking water instead of soda. The results can be dramatic; in fact, research shows that cutting beverage calories results in more weight loss than cutting food calories. It’s not just soda, fruit drinks and those Latte’s are all laden with sugar. Drinks like orange juice, apple juice or Gatorade along with the sodas and coffee drinks can account for as much as 2000 calories a day, especially in the hot months when you drink more. All can or bottled beverages except for water contain real sugar or some form of artificial sweetener and they all contain calories except water, plain tea or black coffee. And even the drinks that say they have 0 calories still have trace amounts. Fructose contained in drinks has also been found to boost fat storage and leads to hormone changes that increase overall food intake.
People who keep sipping those drinks while there dieting will find they can’t shed any weight and they don’t get it. But losing weight is about reducing your calories. Many people who don’t need to diet are still cutting calories, just because now research shows that reducing calories and living on the minimum amount of calories will extend your life.
So, what’s the magic number of calories? Well, the number is different for everybody. But one thing scientist know is that the number is less than 2000 calories a day for everyone. And the number is less for women than men. Naturally, the smaller a person you are the fewer calories you need and smaller doesn’t mean shorter, a smaller person is a term used to indicate how big you might be if you were the proper size for your skeleton.
This is really where your doctor comes in. He can tell you exactly how much you need to lose, and how many calories to eat to lose that weight. It doesn’t matter how old you are, you shouldn’t put off losing weight. Get down to the right size and you’ll be healthier, live longer and spend a lot less money in the doctor’s office.
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