By Lisa Hannam Are your favourite drinks making you fat?
If you're trying to lose weight, here's a great reason to log what you drink in your daily food diary : New research suggests that beverages such as pop, alcohol and sweetened and unsweetened fruit drinks may account for a too-large proportion of our recommended daily calorie intake. In an 18-month study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, subjects consumed more than 350 of their daily calories from beverages-that's about 20 percent of their total daily intake.
Scientists and dietitians are suggesting that having fewer of these drinks could be an easy step for weight loss. Study subjects who cut out just one sugary beverage a day lost about one pound of body weight in six months, and one and a half pounds in 18 months.
Plus, interestingly, study participants who cut liquid calories lost more weight than when they eliminated the same number of calories in food. The Calories in Watermelon
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