You’re hitting the gym, taking the stairs instead of the lift and eating "clean" (whatever that means!?).
You’re tracking your food with My Fitness Pal but you’re still not noticing a difference to the waistline.
What could it be!?
It could be not what you’re eating, but what you’re drinking.
Shock horror … calories in drinks count EXACTLY THE SAME as calories in food!
And if you are trying to reduce your calorie intake through diet then you absolutely need to look at drinks too.
Take a Starbucks grande vanilla latte at around 250 cals. Grab one on the way to the office and another mid afternoon to power you through those reports and you’re well on the way to an extra 500 cals a day from just two drinks. Over the working week that’s a whopping 2,500 calories.
Simply swapping the creamy, frappe-chino whatever for an Americano with a splash of milk and a sweetener instantly brings the calories down to a more waist friendly 20 cals per hit.
Booze. Yes unfortunately that glass/bottle of wine and those beerios contain calories. Your body counts them even if you don’t. If you're trying to loose weight then it maybe wise to reduce the amount of alcoholic beverages you consume.
Big night out coming up? Try alternating the alcoholic drinks with non-alcoholic calorie free soft drinks or water. Not only will you reduce calories but also the severity of the sore head in the morning.
Ditch the sugar laden soft drinks for their respective diet varieties. Instant calorie reduction. POP! (Piece of Pi$$!)
I’ve had clients lose weight by ONLY changing what they drink. Mad eh!?
See, that was easy wasn’t it? Weight loss doesn’t need to be difficult or complicated or involve starvation diets and detox teas. Sometimes simple little swaps can add up to make a big difference.