Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Guest Post: Drink Water, Not Sugar

You’ve probably heard that one 12-ounce soda has about 150 calories and 10 teaspoons of sugar. But did you know that juice can have even more sugar than soda?

Drinking sugared soda, fruit drinks, and juice can add up quickly. It’s easy to consume several hundred calories a day without realizing it. Research suggests that people who drink soda or other sugary beverages on a regular basis are more likely to gain weight than those who don’t, and that switching from these to water or unsweetened drinks can reduce weight.
Without a doubt, drinking water is one of the best ways to stay hydrated and manage your weight. It’s thirst quenching and calorie free. So, drink up! And to determine your individual fluid requirement, divide your body weight in half – that’s approximately how many ounces you need daily. For example, a person who weighs 180 pounds needs about 90 ounces of fluid per day. Please share in the comment section below. Your ideas could be very helpful to other readers.
Guest post provided by Lorraine Matthews-Antosiewicz, MS RD.
Lorraine is a food and nutrition expert specializing in weight management and digestive health. She is committed to empowering people through education, support, and inspiration to make real changes that lead to optimal health and lasting weight loss. Take her Free Self-Assessment and learn how you can lose 20 lb. – or more. Jump Start your weight loss today! http://njnutritionist.com/freeassessment

14 comments:

  1. Good points. Agree with you that to seriously contribute to your weight loss efforts you must drink water. Staying hydrated is an important part of losing weight throughout the course of the day. Drinking water will keep you from getting hungry as often and prevent you from eating as much. Drink the recommended amount of water every day. Usually, this is eight glasses of water. Weight loss is nearly impossible without water.

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  2. I find it difficult to drink enough water.

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  3. We are all encouraged to drink a lot of water from an early age, but very few people form the habit of drinking it regularly.

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  4. Water is a great tool for weight loss, and not only because it replaces sodas. It is also a great appetite suppressant.

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  5. Is drinking water really necessary for weight loss? I don’t like drinking water. It reminds me of the situation at the doctor’s office. I forced myself to drink a lot of water to produce enough urine for the urine test. It was terrible experience.

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  6. I don't like drinking water much. I force myself to drink it. I know how important it is, but I am telling you, water is not my favorite beverage and nothing can get me to drink water natural.

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  7. Water is your best friend and it tastes pretty darned good when you’re really, deeply thirsty. No juice, soda or other flavored beverage matches the rush of refreshment you get from a tall, icy glass of water. Water is basically all I drink. I love it. And yes, I urinate a lot.

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  9. I drink water, I was warned about the dangers of juice early on in my quest to lose weight so I do avoid it, and I'm not a fan of other soft drink options. I do enjoy drinking water, but I do know some people do not like it much.

    Enjoy the journey.

    Mandy

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  10. I drink a lot of water but I also like light sparkling fruit beverages. They make a great treat. The key is to look for those that are low in sugar.

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  11. This guest post is amazing. Can you ask Lorraine to keeping giving her valuable inputs? Since she has a lot of experience and done a lot of research it can be of great help to lose weight.

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  12. I used to take canned fruit juice very morning since I thought it was nutritive and a quick fix for breakfast. I am amazed how much sugar I have consumed. I will take to water as soon as possible.

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