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    Liquid Calories Count
    Joe Piscatella posted:
    America's weight problem isn't just a product of too much food, high-calorie drinks also play a role. In addition, A previous tip liquid calories do not fill us up. We eat the same amount of food as we normally would, so the liquid calories are just extra.

    So, watch out for the amount of calories that you drink as they can be substantial. Most sugary soft drinks, for example, contain more calories per ounce than beer. And b careful with those fancy coffee drinks. A Grande (16-ounce) Starbucks Caramel Macchiato packs 240 calories and 4.5 grams of saturated fat. Grande, indeed!

    How do you manage your liquid calories?
    TampaBill responded:
    I rarely drink anything but water. If I "splurge" it is on ice tea. Not sweet tea. Having lost a ton of weight I learned I would rather have a cookie once in awhile rather than a sugary drink. Sugary drinks seem to engulf people. They cannot live without them. I know people that just have to have a diet coke in the morning! So.. since water is a key ingredient to weight loss, better health, and for me just overall more refreshing than a mouth full of sugar, I just learned to stop drinking other drinks. I do not even drink sugary "recovery" drinks after I do my P90X.
    ArikoSan replied to TampaBill's response:
    Hey Bill, I did the same as you, I almost eliminated sugary/diet drinks from my meals and the pounds started to melt away, I also incorporated quality vitamins and supplements, an hour plus of cycling a day, never felt better and my weight is perfect the only problem I experienced is that I also needed to buy a complete wardrobe, none of my old clothes fit!!

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