When it comes to losing weight, fats have a bad reputation for most people, because they think eating this food makes them ‘fat’ without realising the fact that it is actually calories is are making them ‘fat’. After all, not all fats are bad, in fact, you need to eat healthy fats, especially, if you are trying to lose weight and flatten your tummy. Of course, to successfully shed off those extra pounds, most of the fats that you eat should come from unsaturated sources – both monounsaturated (found in olive oil, avocados, nuts) and polyunsaturated (fish oil, flaxseeds). One major reason why many are not losing weight is that they get wrong about their diets, which could end up gaining just as much weight as you would set out to lose.
To help you shed lose unwanted flab and keep you on the right track, scientists have revealed that giving up this one particular food – sugary drinks – linked to obesity and overweight could be one simple and the best thing to stay lean and trim in 2018.
According to the Boston Public Health Commission, drinking large amounts of sugary drinks increases the risk of weight gain, developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and gout says a report in the express.co.uk. Not just that, various studies also found a link between drinking soda and bad oral health and decreased brain function health besides many others. So, if you’re trying to lose weight, eliminating soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages is a great place to start.
Sugary drinks can also take a toll on your kids’ health. It has been found that children are 60 percent more likely to be obese with every sugary drink they consume per day – this means three glasses of squash makes your child 180 times more likely to be overweight.
“A high sugar content means a drink is also high in calories, which can contribute towards you becoming overweight,” the NHS added.
Studies have shown people trying to lose weight who cut out sugary drinks lost more weight than those who didn’t.
The bottom line is that consuming too many sugar-sweetened drinks can contribute to weight gain both in children and adults. Avoiding or reducing the intake of high-calorie drinks is a great way to lose weight as well as improve overall health.