Advice From The Experts At Fenton Fitness
#8—Eliminate Liquid Calories
One of the easiest ways to improve nutrition is to eliminate liquid calories from the diet. Liquid calories for young people can come in many forms including coffee drinks, alcohol, pop, smoothies, juice, energy drinks, etc. Most of these items offer very little nutritional benefit, are highly correlated with increased body fat, and don’t cause the same amount of satiety (feeling of fullness) of their calorie matched food equivalents. Over the last decade working with individuals on their nutrition, I have seen magical transformations simply by eliminating calories you can drink. Rather than wait for the body fat to pile on and your insulin sensitivity to be shot, avoid this pitfall early in life. Opt instead for more water, plain tea, or diet soda if you can’t resist something sweet and fizzy.
-Jeff Tirrell, CSCS, Pn1
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