It’s Better to Eat Calories Than Drinking It
Most people don’t realize that you can put on more weight just by drinking calories. So it’s much better to eat your calories than drinking it if you are trying to lose weight. I have explain it in more details so that you know how important it is eat calories instead of drinking it…..
Let me begin by telling you the easiest way to lose fat – stop drinking your calories! By making one simple little change, you will be able to lose fat fast. The fact is, when you drink calories in the liquid form, you won’t achieve the same fullness like when you consume calories in the solid food form.
For example: “Fruit juices”. Most Americans like to drink a glass of orange juice with their breakfast in the mornings. The 24oz glass of orange juice contains 330 calories and although I love drinking a glass of orange juice every morning it’s not a healthy habit.
Can you imagine how many fresh oranges you will have to eat to consume that amount of calories? I would say about ten! I can’t think of anybody who can eat 10 oranges at a given time, think about it, your jaws would basically cramp up from all that chewing! Yes that’s impossible but we can easily eat at least two oranges.
Well, this is a good illustration of the reason why you shouldn’t drink your calories. When you eat fresh fruit you are only consuming 140 calories and so instead of drinking orange juice eat an orange. And even if you juice the oranges yourself you still will not get all the nutriments it has to offer like when you eat it whole. Just by making that simple substitution at breakfast every day you’ll lose 4.5lbs of fat per month.
Let explain why eating your calories is much better than drinking them. Firstly, it takes a longer time to eat calories than to drink them. The main reason why it’s so important is because your body has a specific mechanism that will tell your brain when you are full and it only takes 10 minutes for your stomach to inform your brain to turn off that conveyer belt that control your mouth. However, because drinking is much faster that eating your brain cant react as fast to shut it off in time. And on the other hand our bodies weren’t designed for such high calorie beverages.
Another good reason why we should eat calories than drinking them is **fiber**. Fiber is good for you because it actually full up your stomach without even adding any calories. Juices usually don’t contain fiber at all. Therefore, even if there is “lots of pulp” in the orange juice that contains only a small portion of what you would be getting by eating a fresh orange. So when you eat your brain gets the message that you are full quicker and drinking has no bulk so it takes a longer time to get the message to the brain.
The worst thing about drinking calories is that you are not thinking about them because they are like hidden calories but it’s important that you know that drinking calories are just as important as well as eating them. So if you put two spoons of sugar in your coffee you just drank 70 calories just like that.
I am not so sure that diet sodas is even good for you but one thing I do know is that it’s possible that it might increase your appetite for craving sweets and that will indirectly cause you to gain weight as simple as that. Although, low fat milk is healthy you can’t drink it as a beverage if you are thirsty and remember that the same thing applies (don’t drink your calories eat them!).