Sugar and Soft drinks

What Happens To Your Body Within An Hour Of Drinking A Coke |

Oh no, I’ve been hooked on soft drinks for a long time.  Turns out I have sugar to thank for my increased proportions.  Time to try an experiment, take sugar out of my diet, and replace it with agave or stevia when I want to sweeten something.  Check back with me in a year and see how I’ve done.


7 thoughts on “Sugar and Soft drinks

  1. If you’re looking to pack on a lot of belly fat, these products will help you do it. Make sure when you are looking at the supplement facts panel you look at servings per container because the labels are very tricky to read.
    Vitamin Water says it only has 13 grams (g) of sugar. However, there are 2.5 servings per container. So there are 32 g of sugar in one 20 oz. bottle of Vitamin Water.
    Welch’s 100% Grape Juice says there is no added sugar but when you look on the label—just 8 oz., only about half of what somebody will drink in a glass of juice—has a whopping 39 g of sugar. Even worse, it is fructose, which is a kind of sugar that is easily converted to belly fat.
    Coca Cola’s second ingredient is high fructose corn syrup and just 8 oz. has 27 g. of sugar. Now I don’t mean to pick on Coke, most other soft drink brands are just as bad. Don’t forget that most soft drinks also contain a hefty amount of caffeine so you keep drinking more and more.
    Amp Energy Elevate contains 29 g of sugar per 8 oz and there are two servings, 16 oz, in the can. That means that you are getting nearly 60 g. of sugar in just one can.
    This Sobe Cranberry Grapefruit flavored beverage has 26 g of sugar per 8 oz., and the bottle is 2.5 servings, meaning that you are getting over 60 g of sugar if you were to sit down and drink this product. Keep in mind that 4 g of sugar equals one teaspoon. Would you dump 15 teaspoons of sugar into a glass of water and drink it?
    If you drink Rockstar Energy Drink, you are certainly not going to look like a chiseled rock star, you are going to look like an overweight couch potato. Each can of Rockstar Energy Drink contains 62 g of sugar.
    I was shocked to find out that Gatorade contains high fructose corn syrup as its second ingredient and to think that they market this product towards athletes. What athletes really need is an abundance of fresh water and healthy high nutrient foods to replenish their bodies.
    What’s more, Tropicana’s cranberry juice beverage contains high fructose corn syrup and 32 g of sugar per 8 fluid ounces.
    Starbucks Doubleshot Energy plus Coffee has two servings per container with each serving containing 14 g of sugar. This means that a can of this “coffee” drink contains 28 g of sugar.
    Jose Cuervo Margarita Mix is loaded with high fructose corn syrup. Keep in mind, the average “small” margarita weighs in at a huge 400 calories!
    Mr. and Mrs. T Sweet and Sour Mix has high fructose corn syrup as the second ingredient. One of the reasons why mixed drinks are hazardous to your waistline.
    Alcoholic beverages have absolutely NO nutritional value in them at all they are just empty calories. So choose wisely and minimize your alcoholic consumption.

  2. I blame diet drinks too. I’m sure it was far more than just the sodas, but I used to drink a TON of soft drinks every day.

    I haven’t had a soft drink in over 14 months now. I drank water for most of the first year along with some coffee and tea.

    I recently started using splenda which has the same taste and texture as sugar but I think I use too much of that. I need to get back to water for a bit.

    Good luck.

    The Grumpy Man

  3. There is no substitute for plain old water. The best sweetner to use is Stevia, I was using Splenda (I am type 2 diabetic) but doctors told me that stevia was a better choice, it took a bit but I finally switched over. Actual name brand I use is Truvia or wal-mart has a stevia at a great value.

  4. Most of my weight loss was from diet alone. I started in March on 2010 and I didn’t do any real exercise until September of 2010. I walked about 2 miles three to five times a week, but I hated it and stopped once it got cold.

    I picked up bike riding, but not until March of 2011. So most of the weight loss was from doing low carb, lots of Atkins induction and keeping calories and sodium under 1500. Most days my calories are around 1200, but that can be a bit extreme for most people.

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