1. Forgetting about Liquid Calories
It’s easy to forget that beverages have calories, some even more than what you could imagine. Actually, some drinks contain more calories than an entire meal.
It is estimated that about 20% of the daily calories you consume are coming from the things you drink. So as you drink your fruit juice along with breakfast, cool down your thirst with a sports drink at the gym, or have a glass of wine at dinner, you should think about the number of additional calories.
It’s best to avoid all sweetened or flavored coffee drinks, sodas, sweetened tea, and smoothies. Although they taste great, liquids don’t satisfy hunger and are just empty calories. Better alternatives are skim milk, water, and unsweetened herbal tea.