Filed under: Food and NutritionWhen counting calories on a diet (or as part of a healthy lifestyle), do you remember to count all the calories in those soft drinks, alcoholic beverages and other drinks? Be sure that you do!
Soft drinks and "fake" fruit drinks often have a ton of calories in them, and these are called "empty calories" since they don't really do anything for you besides going to the gut or waistline.
A solution? As hard as it sounds, try an all-water beverage lifestyle. It's fine to have an occasional glass of wine or something similar (like 100% real fruit juice) in moderation, but nothing is as refreshing as ice-cold water. And surprise -- there are no calories here.