In a recent episode of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa Giudice made a true statement to Melissa Gorga when she said that wine has calories while she was sipping on herbal tea. Since Theresa’s prison sentence, she has been trying to keep up her weight loss by watching her calorie consumption.
Wine and other beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) contain calories, unless they are made with artificial sugars. Most people do not think about this when they are enjoying their favorite glass of wine or latte from a nearby coffee house.
A glass of wine has between 115 and 144 calories per 6 ounces, depending on the alcohol content. It may not seem like much, especially when most people are able to consume an average of 2,000 calories to maintain weight, but it can add up. Most people will drink more than one glass of wine, and that can add up to as many calories as a small meal.
A latte at Starbucks is 240 calories for a Venti and 190 for a Grande. This is as much as two snacks throughout the day. When you add that to everything else you drink and eat, you could end up consuming much more than you need in a day. This leads to weight gain.
Keeping Calories at a Minimum While Enjoying Your Favorite Beverages
Even though your favorite beverages contain empty calories (calories that do not provide any nutrition), you can still indulge in them once and a while. Moderation is key.
Consider these tips as you choose your drinks throughout the day.
- Instead of ordering a Venti Starbucks latte, stick to a Tall.
- Don’t drink three glasses of wine; have just one.
- Swap out calorie-filled drinks with non-calorie drinks such as lemon water and caffeine free teas.
- Stay away from non-diet soft drinks.
By paying attention to how many calories you’re consuming with each sip, you may start to see the scale go down. This may motivate you to adopt a healthier diet and exercise regime. From there, you can tone your body. Always speak with your doctor first before changing your diet, or before adding in an exercise routine. Medical professionals have the most accurate information when it comes to your nutrition and exercise.
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