I have been conscious of my caloric drinking for some time, probably since 2009 when I tried Weight Watchers. It doesn't take long to figure out that drinking something is not a good way to intake calories. Calories do count!. I even cut my milk consumption to items that milk is a component of, such as cereal, and only 1/2 cup at a time. I'll drink 1/2 cup milk with a peanut butter sandwich. The rest of my calcium comes from supplements that I take with meals. My main beverage is ice water. I drink all teas, mainy green.
Sugar is a huge problem in our diet and so many drinks contain it. I have pretty much abandoned juices for that reason, save for some OJ once in a while. I found through tracking that I need more protein, and sugar/carb calories was the first place I went to substitute for protein calories.
I always bring ice water with me in the car. I won't consider buying drinks in convenience stores when on the road. Our lifestyle breeds craziness with what we put in our mouths.
- 9/19/2012 9:33:36 AM