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The Sneaky Calories You're Sipping On

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  • I'm with salty chocolate (but don't like salty chocolate). Black is the ONLY way to drink coffee. Froo-froo coffee is well over the top on everything, especially price. If I want vanilla, I'll have vanilla ice cream and enjoy it once and awhile. I seldom drink juice - doesn't quench thirst.. I do drink diet soda but limit myself, wish I could say for health-for me its cost. It's not good for me, but I do like it. We also drink seltzer water by the gallon. Same fizz but low sodium. - 12/23/2016 9:01:47 AM
  • I don't drink any of those. I drink my coffee black; I've never been into any of those coffee drinks. Seltzer water is great and there are some really interesting flavors out there. - 11/26/2016 2:07:11 PM
  • AZURE-SKY
    One of the best weight loss tips told to me about 30 years ago was "never drink your calories."

    I drink water, coffee, tea - hot or iced, with no sweeteners. I don't like sweet drinks, and I don't use any artificial sweeteners. I haven't had a glass of juice in years. And, I don't miss all that sugar. - 11/25/2016 10:42:04 AM
  • "Juice drinks"???
    Like Sunny-D?
    Sunny-D was something I looked at ONCE, and once only.
    As a new immigrant some 22+ years ago, with two young children, I had to learn about what was available here. A neighbor told me about Sunny-D, and I shopped for it.
    Thankfully I'm a label reader.
    I NEVER bought it...it's a sugar bomb!

    In recent years, we've mostly switched from dairy milk (12g sugar per serving) to Almond milk (1g sugar per serving) for our "Milk and cookies."

    I prefer to eat my calories rather than drink them...with the exception of a glass of wine, occasionally...or a beer...wine, and beer are always part of my balanced diet. ;-) - 11/25/2016 10:09:06 AM
  • I prefer to chew and crunch my calories not drink them. So after my morning coffee (black) and 4 ounces of OJ, it's only water for me. - 11/25/2016 9:00:36 AM
  • My main drink is water. Skim milk sometimes, an occasional clear tea, one or two alcoholic drinks per month, 4 oz. of juice once in a while... I eat my calories rather than drinking them. - 11/9/2016 9:57:21 AM
  • Never been much of a soda drinker. Rarely drink fruit juice. Coffee in the morning is my go to drink of choice, with cream and a half teaspoon of organic honey. Have started fermenting Kombucha tea for the health benefits but not on a regular drinking schedule. I do not enjoy drinking water and never feel thirsty; however, I do try my best to drink water daily (although rarely reach the 8 glasses recommended). - 8/8/2016 3:56:14 PM
  • ADMIT2ACCEPT
    Mostly a Water drinker here, but I did find a brand of sparkling water that I really enjoy COLD! La Croix is the brand. It comes is several different flavers. Since I no longer use sugar or artifical sweeteners the selection of something different to drink is hard to find. La Croix works when I want a carbonated drink for a change. Just purified water, the natural fruit flavor ( my favorites are tangerine, cherry lime, mango, blackberry/ cucumber) and co2 for the bubbles. That's it. Love to mix orange and coconut together for a orange cream flavor. The cherry lime replaced my old drink from Sonic Diet Cherry Limeaid. It comes in other flavors too. The best part is no artifical flavers, no calories, no sodium. No other additives. I have tried many sparkling waters and this brand has the strongest flavor. I don't have feet swelling from these drinks like I did with diet carbonated drinks. Warning...If you are a heavy sugar user this drink may not seem sweet enough, but if you are use to just the natural sweetness of the foods...La Croix maybe your go-to drink other than water. For me, my tastes have changed and I now like the sweetness of nature fruit. That natural sweetness comes out in the La Croix brand.

    - 6/5/2016 10:48:39 AM
  • I drink mostly Herbal teas, water, and raw apple cider vinegar in hot water for mornings. My downfall is joining friends/family to eat. Soda pop is my curse. The refills doesnt sink the ship but blows the whole fleet out of the water on my efforts. I use to do two liters a day . latest plan is order coffee which is included with the senior meal and give it to my friend. She loves coffee. I do not! Think it will work:? All those family home get togethers are hard but I will probably loose ten pounds just stopping all soda. I am in my sixties and feel I need to get this weight of while I am still mobile with some stiffness. As the challenge says Small Changes. We can do this one step at a time. - 5/17/2016 12:27:22 PM
  • Mostly I drink black coffee. Do need to drink more water and will now that it is almost summer. Summers i drink mostly unsweetened iced tea. With meals, we drink water. - 4/30/2016 12:03:17 PM
  • I gave up all sugar and diet sodas about four months ago. Too many daily calories.
    I drink Snapple Diet Lemon Tea and it's about 10 calories and tastes good too. - 4/7/2016 9:16:17 PM
  • ETHELMERZ
    I hate plain water and those enormous amounts some fools say to drink everyday. That's ridiculous!! I have been drinking black coffee or plain tea, hot or cold, for years and years now. It's fine, does not mess with weight issues. But you don't have to drink huge amounts, at all. Don't believe it, it doesn't make you feel full so you eat less, at all, only momentarily. - 3/31/2016 7:03:22 AM
  • i drink a lot of water, I drink water with every meal. I do not drink tea. I mostly drink black coffee I am not a soda or juice drinker. These articles make me feel guilty because I stopped at McDonalds yesterday and had a medium sugar free French vanilla iced coffee. That is an occasional treat for me. Drinking calories is not my problem I have a problem with bread and sweets. My nemesis. - 3/20/2016 10:52:29 AM
  • A few years ago I was drinking coffee and energy drinks on a regular basis. It never entered my mind how I was drinking my calories...... - 3/15/2016 11:42:01 PM
  • I put juice in my smoothie and drink a small iced cappuccino in the morning. I drink a 24oz bottle of water on the way to work and then drink water all through the rest of the day. I'm actually being told when I run my nutrition report that I'm not getting enough calories and my clothes are definitely starting to hang so I'm just going to enjoy my iced capp until April 8th. After that - Tim Horton's doesn't exist where I'm moving to so I'll be saving money and calories then! It will be an occasional treat rather than a morning habit. - 3/10/2016 10:11:48 AM

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