How Sugar Filled Beverages Cause Weight Gain
Many people are aware that sugary beverages are not the best diet foods for losing weight. The reality is however, that beverages loaded with sugar are some of the worst things you can consume if you are trying to lose weight, especially when you want easy weight loss. Here are some reasons why you should avoid sugar-filled drinks:
- Liquid calories do not suppress your appetite like solid foods do, which is why these calories are often referred to as "empty calories". For some reason, liquid calories do not elicit hunger-quieting signals like solid foods.
- Drinks high in sugar content increase your blood sugar levels very quickly, followed by a steep and sudden drop in these levels which can cause hunger.
- Sugary drinks also drive up blood fructose levels, causing a number of consequences that can promote weight gain.
- Sipping does not trigger the same "orosensory satiety" that chewing does which makes it easier to take in excess calories quickly and effortlessly.
All these reasons make it incredibly easy to consume unnecessary calories that provide no nutritional benefit, so avoid drinking sugar-packed beverages such as soda, sweet tea, fancy coffee drinks, and fruit juices that aren't all natural. Instead, opt for water, unsweetened tea (we recommend our TKO Tea), unsweetened coffee, or skim or reduced-fat milk.
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