One’s diet can make or break them when it comes to hitting their goals. If the person is eating a certain way to achieve a certain look or simply to perform a certain way, being mindful of what goes into their body is critical.
The word “diet” has taken on a taboo identity recently with the restricting of reducing of calories being usually thought of when one hears the word. One’s diet by definition is simply how they eat. So, making sure your diet is in line with your goals should be the primary focus.
Drinks are of course a part of one’s diet. Drinks can make up a lot of one’s calories because drinks are easy and convenient to consume. Drinks can also be extremely unhealthy as well and are easily overconsumed. In other words, drinks can be a hidden culprit in sabotaging one’s diet plan.
With that being said, here are some things you want to avoid when dieting:
This is one of the biggest issues, especially amongst men. Soda has turned from an occasional treat, to an everyday drink for many Americans. And do not be fooled by diet soda, it is not any better with the addition of unhealthy artificial sweeteners. Soda in abundance will do nothing but add to your waste line and spike your sugar levels. Do yourself a favor and stay away from it all together if you are trying to be smart about what you eat.
- Coffee Shops
Without throwing any organizations under the bus, this one will be basic. Coffee has become even more of a cultural item the past 15 years. With so many different flavors to choose from and even having the option of getting it cold, these flavorful drinks are loaded with sugar which means calories you do not need. If you are going to enjoy a cup of Joe, keep it black and do not go back.
- Fruit Juices with Sugar
Sugar does have a purpose and a benefit for folk involved in an active lifestyle. The issue with fruit drinks that are loaded with sugar is that it is usually over consumed which leads to an array of health issues such as weight gain and even diabetes. If you do have a drink of juice, keep it sugar free and minimal.