Yes, the colas can make you put on a lot of weight, but did you know about the other surprising culprits --fruit juices and other 'health drinks'? According to nutritionist Urvashi Sawhney, if you are on a weight loss goal think twice before you take a sip of these drinks.
Coffee drinks: Those lattes and mochas may energise you in the morning, but they will not help you get any closer to your weight loss goal. The cream, the sugar, and also the flavoured milk that is put together in the coffee can make you consume a lot of extra calories. If you totally cannot do without your cup of joe, drink black coffee straight-up.
Skimmed milk: According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition those who drank skimmed milk or one percent milk showed more weight gain over time than those who drank whole milk. So if you are trying to lose weight, just stick to whole milk.
Iced tea: The iced tea might seem healthy, and light but the amount of sugar added to it is a lot. In fact, store bought iced-teas contain several teaspoons of sugar and many calories in just one single serve bottle. Just brew your tea at home and add some fresh lemons to enhance the taste.
Smoothie: Yes smoothies are a healthy meal option but it all comes down to portion control. A smoothie with a cup of bananas, a cup of berries and a cup of whole milk is automatically going to up your calorie intake. So if you are adding bananas to your smoothie, blend it with some low-fat yoghurt and flaxseeds instead of making loading it with fat and sugar.
Fruit juice: You should know that most natural juices are loaded with sugar and calories. According to HealthifyMe, just one glass of grape juice contains around 153.8 calories, and a glass of apple juice contains a whopping 197.6 calories. So limit your fresh juices to one cup serving per day.