Sugary drinks which contain calories don’t only impact your wallet, but also your health. Unlike the process of eating, liquid calories don’t get tracked by our brains (1).
The end result is, you intake liquid calories and still feel the same amount of hunger so overall you consume a higher number of total calories during the day (2,3). This can quickly and easily lead to weight gain as well as a dent in your spending money.
Opting for water could mean you save enough for a mega long weekend away over a year, and will be feeling all the healthier for it! Treat yourself and your health.
1) Malik, V.S., Schulze, M.B. and Hu, F.B., 2006. Intake of sugar-sweetened beverages and weight gain: a systematic review–. The American journal of clinical nutrition, 84(2), pp.274-288.
2) Malik, V.S., Popkin, B.M., Bray, G.A., Després, J.P. and Hu, F.B., 2010. Sugar-sweetened beverages, obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and cardiovascular disease risk. Circulation, 121(11), pp.1356-1364.
3) DiMeglio, D.P. and Mattes, R.D., 2000. Liquid versus solid carbohydrate: effects on food intake and body weight. International journal of obesity, 24(6), p.794.