Would You Like A Little Tea With Your Sugar?
We’ve talked About Mindless Eating. What About Mindless Sipping?
For anyone out there that is trying to control their weight I beg of you to stay away from McDonald’s Sweet Tea. I had no idea how many people actually drink this stuff on a daily basis but it will put the kibosh on your weight loss goals faster than you can say, “May I take your order, please?”
Did you know that one 32 oz glass of sweet tea from McDonalds has a little over 8, yes that’s right, EIGHT teaspoons of sugar and 230 calories. Yikes!
Let’s do the math on the calories. If we want to lose one pound a week we need to reduce our calories by 3500. Another option is to burn 3500 more calories a week. The third is to do a combination; consuming less and burning more.
If we go through the McDonalds drive-through five days a week and order the 32 oz sweet tea (and I know people that do) we consume 1,150 calories a week just from the tea; in other words one half of the calories that we need to eliminate from our diet we’ve drank in a beverage that did not supply our body with anything it can use. The nutritional value of the sweet tea is zero.
I have a school teacher friend that told me that some of her co-workers bring a large sweet tea to work every day to sip on. This is bad for the waistline, and it may be even worse for the teeth! Having the teeth constantly exposed to the sugar and acid in sweet teas, soda pop, and energy drinks is a dentist’s nightmare.
The only beverage we can safely sip on all day is water. H2O is the best beverage for our tush and the teeth. There are other sugary summery drinks you should avoid too. Click here to see what they are.
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