Monday, October 22, 2012

Our Get Healthy Challenge: Week 4

Welcome to Week 4 of Our Get Healthy Challenge! If you're just joining us, here is what you missed so far - so you can get all caught up. This series is running for the next six months with pro nutritionists, The GetReal Gurls. They are helping us make small changes every week that build upon each weekly task. Our challenge this week?

Geting Rid of Liquid Calories!

The calories in regular pop, juice (even 100% natural, no sugar added), 2% or homo milk, cream and sugar in coffee, iced tea, frozen coffees, and alcohol add up quickly and can slow down weight loss progress or even cause weight gain!

Did You Know?

1 cup of juice has the same number of calories as TWO whole fruits, but whole fruits have fibre and therefore are more filling than juice.

A medium double double has over 200 calories! 200 extra calories everyday for a year can cause 20lb of weight gain. Yuck.
A 6 ounce glass of red wine has 135 calories and a standard margarita packs in 250+ cals!

Stick To:

Water, milk (1% or skim), tea or coffee with milk, skim milk lattes or cappuccinos, diet pop, crystal light, low sodium V8, or any other beverages with zero calories (and yes, the odd glass of wine is cool too!).

Give This A Try : 

Water or club soda with fresh lemon or lime for a change!

Aim For:

8-12 cups of fluid each day, with most being from water.

If you’re dehydrated, you might have trouble concentrating, and you might feel hungry even when you really aren’t. In fact, thirst is often confused with hunger!

Do it! Identify any “diet wrecking” high calories drinks and substitute for low calorie alternatives or water.

Post it! What's your fave low calorie drink? How much water do you drink in a day?

- A & M,

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