It’s a known fact that many beverages are loaded with sugars (which means extra calories too). So, it may not be much of a surprise that replacing your sugary drinks with water can reduce weight, especially if you’re consuming a lot of these sugary beverages.
But, how many calories can you actually cut by switching out your beverages for water? You may be surprised at how fast the calories add up!
Say you start your day with an 8 oz cup of coffee (including creamer and sugar), plus an 8 oz glass of orange juice. Your coffee would run you about 37-60 calories and the orange juice would add another 110-130 calories.
After that, you might have a can of soda at your desk and one more at lunch. That would add another 63 to 180 calories per can! Evening comes, and you decide to switch it up to an 8 oz cup of lemonade. This beverage will add on another 48 to 120 calories.
In the course of your day, you consumed 321 to 670 calories on beverages alone! Keep in mind, these figures are based on smaller portions of drinks. If you consume larger sized beverages, like 16 oz glasses and 20 oz bottles of sodas, your calories will rise pretty significantly.
When you consider what the average person should be consuming in calories, this amount can make quite an impact. For example, an average female (19-30) is recommended to consume 2,000-2,400 a day (depending on activity level).
Cutting back on sugary beverages or cutting them out entirely can save you big when it comes to calories. Yes, this means you can actually lose weight by switching them out for water. That’s because water is free from the calories and the artificial sweeteners that diet drinks tout. It’s a super simple way to lose weight and get a whole lot healthier!