Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Cutting Calories? Drop the Soda!

If you are cutting calories, you may want to take a look at what you are drinking. It is easy to lose track of the calories you are consuming in the drinks you have. Cutting back on sugary drinks can cut over 600 calories a day! Check the nutrition label on your drink. What you find may surprise you!

For a general idea, check out the chart below. (Find more information by visiting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.)

Imagine, if you skipped drinking your soda 2 times a day and replaced it with water… You could save up to 284 calories every single day!

If you are watching the drinks you consume, you may also want to pay attention to your caffeine intake. Especially when it comes to energy drinks. Keep in mind that these drinks are not only loaded with caffeine but other stimulants like vitamin B and sugar. For more information, see the Jefferson County Public Health brochure on caffeine.

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