Firstly, what do I mean by liquid calories?
Any calories that’s are in fizzy drinks, coffees, any liquid drink that has calories.
I think they should be minimised, what’s the point in wasting your daily/weekly limit on drinks?
If you have 3 teas a day that’s 198 ish calories per day but then you have a coke at lunch, and you have a special Caramel latte for lunch – this could very easily get to over 600 calories, from what?
You would have drunk all that and not feel any more hydrated, for 400 calories, you could have 2 large cookies and still have your tea.
When your dieting, especially if your dieting on lower calories ever calorie has to be used to maximize not only satiety but also your cravings for your favourite foods, its essential to a sustained deficit that you have something that you like in your diet, and if you’re wasting calories on a caramel latte, it’s just a stupid idea.
For some people by just cutting out or minimize liquid calories you can get into quite a large deficit, take the above for example, if someone has the 3 teas, 2 special coffees, and 3 cokes throughout the day that can reach over 1000 calories,
Now you can keep the teas as that would be habitual so stacking another habit on to the tea making process would be a good idea.
But swap the cokes for coke zero, diet coke, pepsi max etc so zero calorie versions of them, and completely cut the coffees or again swap them for lower calories options.
Eventually you want to try and minimize the fizzy drinks, just think about your teeth!
So, this week take a few days to log everything you drink, workout the calories, comment below with what you drink and the calories and lets try and workout what alternatives you could have.
I will write another blog about habit stacking next week, it’s an absolutely incredible tool for weight loss, muscle gain, health and general life success to be honest!
The Main Author is Dan Grimes, Guest authors will be posting too.