• Water is what human beings were meant to drink! Drinking water actually helps you have a healthy weight. It can keep you from overeating.
  • Sugary drinks pour on the pounds. Kids who drink them on a regular basis are more likely to be overweight than kids who don’t.
  • You’d have to bike for an hour to burn off the calories in one bottle of Coke.
  • Drinking one can of soda every day could cause you to gain 10 unnecessary pounds in a year.
  • Some kids drink close to 600 calories a day in sodas, fruit drinks and energy drinks. These are empty calories that cause weight gain but provide no good stuff like vitamins and minerals.

Don’t drink yourself fat. Drink plenty of water and keep sweet drinks at a minimum. Try these tips:

  • Cut the amount of sweet stuff you drink by half.
  • Keep cold water in the refrigerator.
  • Get a reusable water bottle and take it with you when you go out.
  • Order water at restaurants.
  • Drink a glass of water with every meal.
  • Drink water when you wake up in the morning. The body gets dehydrated while you sleep.