Sunday, August 16, 2009

Beverages May Be Fatal to Your Diet

How many times do you go to the kitchen, grab a glass and fill it with your favorite beverage? Yes - me too! It's something that we all do. But do you ever ponder how much liquid that the glass holds? One cup, two cups, three cups or more? If the glass holds three cups and you're drinking grape juice, that healthy tidbit is probably costing over 400 calories if it's the typical 160-calories per 8 ounce variety. Here are a few tips that may help:
- 1 cup equals 8 ounces
- Measure out 1 cup of water and pour into your favorite glass. This will provide an idea of how far you need to fill your glass for future needs.
- A smaller one-cup glass will make you feel like you're enjoying more as it can be filled to the rim.
- Opt for fruit over juice to save calories while dieting, as well as skim dairy products over full-blown. The added perk is an extra burst of calcium intake.
Smacking Snacks for Weight Loss
Those little candy jars that you may pass at work that reside on your thin-coworkers desk may be responsible for a stall in weight loss. Every little calorie adds up to create big calories. A small candy treat may contain up to 40 calories per pop. Enjoy 3 and you could have enjoyed a banana and a plum.
In Summary
Although weight loss plateaus are notorious for creating pockets of slow weight loss when dieting, an overage of calorie-consumption is typically the culprit. Keep close tabs on serving sizes - particularly beverages, and retain control when it comes to snack time. Get into the Great Outdoors and tell those stored calories to 'Burn Baby Burn!"
If these weight loss tips and suggestions do not appear to be the culprit of your stalled weight loss, please see your doctor as there are many hidden medical conditions that could be contributing factors.

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