We often don’t think of drinks as something that makes us overweight or unhealthy because we typically associate weight gain with eating, but there are plenty of popular beverages out there that can pack on the pounds without much effort! You might be super surprised by some of these, too. Did you realize that your breakfast smoothie or mid-day coffee drink could contain more than 500-calories per cup? In order to lose weight, we need to burn more calories than we consume, but if we’re guzzling down half of our daily caloric intake in a frothy espresso or fizzy orange soda, then the goal gets pretty unattainable.
People who are trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight should reconsider cutting the following beverages from your diet, because these are the worst every day drinks in North America…
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Mmmmmmmmmmm beer! There’s nothing like a cold, tall pint after a long hot day at work. However, when you consider that most beers top the charts at almost 200 calories a bottle—not to mention all of the empty carbohydrates from the hops and barley, you might consider opting for a glass of dry white wine, or better yet, a vodka and sparkling water with a twist of lime to refresh after a tedious workday.