People are always asking me what I've done to lose the weight. One of the first changes I made that has really paid big dividends is not drinking calories. I used to really enjoy my coffee in the morning, until I realized:
- Coffee: 5 calories
- Creamer: approx. 200
- Sugar: approx. 60
Ouch! Sticking to 1200 calories a day and enjoying food as much as I do, it was a no-brainer to quit the coffee habit. I have learned to drink it black. It's still not my preference, but neither was the size I was in!!
I've long-since given up fully loaded sodas, and they are certainly big no-no's when it comes to dieting. There's about 100 calories in a one-cup serving of cola. One cup is 8 oz. How many ounces are in those big cups at the convenience store or drive through?
Drinking water has so many health benefits, and the calorie savings to dieters is assuredly worth it. It takes a little getting used to doing the swap but after a while you really crave water. And the good news is you can eat more yummy stuff when you're not drinking all your calories.