Yes, some common daily beverages pack the calorie count of serious junk food! Back in 2010, experts reported that women were downing 56 percent more calories a day from drinks than they had been 30 years ago. Now a new study from Purdue University tells us why: Researchers found that when subjects ate solid food, they mentally registered the calories they were taking in-but when they drank a liquid form of the same food, they didn't. "We often equate consumption with chewing, not drinking," explains Joan Salge Blake, R.D., a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. But guess what: Calories are calories, whether you chew 'em or chug! Check it out.