Some people are surprised to find out how many calories they’re drinking. Here’s a typical drink intake for one family in a day.
McDonalds McCafe Nonfat Mocha/Large 330 calories
Coca Cola /20 ounces 243 calories
Sweetened Iced Tea / 16 ounces 200 calories
This is a boatload of calories to consume in liquid form. Most women need about 2000 calories a day. Drinking 773 calories of empty calories takes up almost 40% of the recommended calories. People usually don’t cut back on food when they drink sweetened drinks so this mom probably took in more calories than she needs in a day. Doing this on a regular basis leads to weight gain.
Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee Coolata with Cream/ Large 420 calories
2 Bottles of Mountain Dew / 20 ounces @ 550 calories
Most men need about 2200 calories a day. If this man cut the calories he drank in half and kept his diet and activity the same, he could potentially lose 10 pounds in 6 months.
10 year old boy
Kool-Aid / 12 ounces 90 calories
Gatorade / 20 ounces 125 calories
Grape Soda / 16 ounces 250 calories
A sedentary 10-year old boy needs about 1800 calories a day. 465 calories is about ¼ of the calories a growing boy needs. He will miss out on the good nutrition he needs if he drinks this much sugar water on a regular basis.
13 year old girl
Kiwi Strawberry Juice Drink /16 ounces 220 calories
Sprite / 16 ounces 200 calories
Moderately active 13 year old girls need about 1800 calories. Drinking this much sugary stuff displaces healthier foods with calcium, iron and protein that girls this age need to be healthy.