Are you drinking your calories?

According to calorie intake data released by The Food and Agriculture Organization, Americans eat an average of over 3,600 calories a day! How many of these calories are you drinking? I know when I wasn’t as cautious about what I was putting into my body I could easily drink 3 or 4 cups of coffee (with sugar and creamer) per day and 5 or 6 soft drinks. If I do the math that it comes out to approximately 1400-1700 calories! That is a massive amount of calories. It’s actually pretty close to the total calories that are recommended daily, but these are calories that have no nutritional value what so ever. Do the math for yourself and see just how many calories you consume from drinks each day. If you are consuming over 200-300 then you have a great opportunity to cut back drastically on your calories without even having to make significant changes to your calorie intake from food. Continue reading “Are you drinking your calories?”