Who put the fat in that drink?
Here is a sneaky way to sabotage your waistline.
I just saw a nice piece on channel 2 news about drinking calories and obesity. It seems obvious when you think about it.
I can’t find the link but I did find this on Fox News, Are you Drinking too many calories?
Caution: In the article they say whole milk has too many calories and you shouldn’t drink it.
True or false?
The next few sentences are going to totally confuse you.
Fact: The body can only process so many calories at a time, the rest turns into fat.
This is why you need to avoid drinking high calorie drinks while you eat. Too many calories at once equals fat creation.
Fact: Drinking fat won’t make you fat.
You can actually have a higher fat diet and not gain fat. Don’t avoid Omega 3 fats.
They are your friend. Omega 3 fats reduce inflammation and help with a number of body functions.
This is why people on Paleo diets can eat high fat and lose fat at the same time.
So if you were to drink whole milk you would be ingesting more calories but it would also be more healthy fats that your body can use.
Whole milk will also fill you up.
Fact: Drinking beverages high in sugar (i.e. empty calories) will make you fat.
- Excess sugar gets converted to fat.
- Sugar will spike your insulin levels and screw up your hunger signs.
I am by no means a purist on these matters. My rule of thumb is to take a second and ask, ” What is this going to do for me?”
And if I am trying to drop a few pounds, I will avoid sugary drinks.
Other than they taste good, you just can’t make a good argument for drinking soda. There is no nutritional value and it plays havoc with your insulin.
But if given the choice, I would always choose regular soda over diet. Even though you aren’t technically ingesting calories, you are dumping a slew of toxic waste down your throat with artificially sweetened beverages. Better yet, avoid both if you can except on cheat days.
Take a look at this.
- Water 0
- Gatorade 75
- Propel 15
- Juice 140-210
- Soft Drinks 149-154
- Red Bull 110
That may not seem like a lot but remember when you are adding this to your meal, you are dumping empty calories into your body and right to your butt or waistline.
You are also wrecking your health.
3,500 calories in a pound of fat
2 sodas per day 300 calories x 7 days a week = 2100.
2100 x 52 = 31.2 pounds of fat.
Bottom-line: Don’t do that.
But are there any exceptions to this? What about just drinking your meal?
No, I am not talking about booze, I am talking about giving your digestion a break and drinking one meal a day.
This is a great way to get maximum absorption of nutrients and get quick energy.
1. Protein Drinks and meal replacements.
Find a good one and get a couple good shake recipes and you are set. Morning, lunch, snack, before workout, after workout, before bed, the protein shake can’t be beat. Feed the muscles, replenish your blood sugar.
In fact, the good people over at ProGrade Nutrition are offering a free sample of their ProGrade Workout formula for you to try. Click here and try a free full size bottle. You just pay shipping and handling. That is fair, isn’t it?
2. BulletProof Coffee.
This has been my favorite drink of choice in the morning. BulletProof coffee in it’s simplest form is:
- Pasture based butter such as Kerry Gold.
- Coconut oil