[:en]Most of the time, our escort girls don’t even realize their favorite drink. We no longer consider that it is difficult for them to remember what they consume in a day. Then they blame a slow metabolism or poor genetics for the inability to lose weight. But things are not so complicated.
You have to be more discriminating with the help you render toward other people. Small and safe steps mean a great leap for man and humanity in time. Let’s look at what those liquid calories are, why they are often called empty calories, and how they affect weight loss or weight gain and overall health.
What are liquid calories? Sugar, alcohol and fats are to blame for this
Liquid calories are the energy hidden in beverages we often consume without knowing it. Thus, we can imagine a whole sector of drinks in supermarkets with an infinite number of different colored drinks and a common denominator, sugar, which attracts our attention. Somewhere further on, in the corner, unsweetened drinks and mineral water can be found, where only the most conscious consumers can reach.
When a sexy escort girls from our Escort Agency walks through the supermarket, they can see a variety of juices, energy drinks, coffee and tea, or many milk-based drinks. If they ignore the unsweetened drinks and artificial sweeteners or non-calorie polyalcohols mentioned on the package, they are left with the rest. And what do the rest have in common? Sugar.
The last representative of liquid calories is alcohol, which can make us dizzy enough when we consume it excessively. Unfortunately, this causes us headaches and stomach ache the next day. Even though most people are aware of the sugar content of the most popular soft drinks, their shopping carts are still full of them.
How do liquid calories sabotage weight loss and lead to weight gain?
To illustrate this, we present Anna, our charming escort girl. Anna is trying to eat healthily and wants to lose weight. She even has a diet plan to lose weight, but she gets frustrated because she fails, so he always wonders where she’s wrong.
Anna starts her day with a breakfast of protein oatmeal, coffee with cream and a little sweet coconut syrup. Anna then drinks a 0.3-litre glass of orange juice with her morning snack because she has heard it is healthy and contains vitamin C. Anna only drinks a glass of water at lunch.
Still, because it only serves a light salad with a minimum of protein, it also consumes a healthy smoothie, hoping to contain as few calories as possible. On the way home from work, Anna buys a Light Iced Coffee from a store because she’s used to it, mainly because she likes it. In the evening, she and her boyfriend serve a glass of wine as a reward for fulfilling her daily workout plan.
So, where does Anna go wrong, and why does she fail to lose weight?
Anna has a workout plan and a diet plan set for a daily caloric deficit of 500 kcal. But Anna did not count the 100 ml of 12% cream (136 kcal) or the 10 ml of coconut syrup (32 kcal) that she added to her morning coffee. She did not realize that 0.3 l of orange juice (135 kcal) also has a specific energy value. Moreover, he added to his healthy smoothie 1 banana, half an apple and half a pear, 10 grams of chia seeds, 30 grams of spinach and 100 ml of semi-skimmed milk (about 250 kcal).
Then she served Light Iced Coffee (175 kcal) on the way home and a glass of semi-dry wine (180 kcal) in the evening to celebrate her success in terms of her diet plan, which added an extra 900 kcal to her intake.
Anna’s case may seem a little exaggerated, but when you look at what an ordinary person can drink during the day, it may not be so far from the truth about energy intake. Although Anna has an established caloric deficit of 500 kcal, she is in a caloric excess of 400 kcal due to the unnecessary intake that comes from drinks. Therefore, she will not lose weight, but she is more likely to gain weight.
Do people drink more alcohol due to the ever-changing measures?
There are reports from almost everyone that people are drinking more alcohol at home during government restrictions. For example, in the United States, according to a study, 1 in 3 Americans drink at home. “It simply came to our notice then. Many people struggle to work from home, face a lot of distractions, and alcohol can seem like a good way to deal with the situation,” says Dr. Lawrence Weinstein, chief physician at the American Addiction Centers.
“Alcohol consumption is directly linked to anxiety and fear of the current COVID-19 pandemic,” Weinstein said, trying to explain why Americans drink more often during this time. Research has found a worrying increase in alcohol consumption among quarantined doctors in Poland. More than 50% of the doctors surveyed found that their alcohol consumption had increased significantly during this time. About 40% of the doctors admitted that they had consumed alcohol more than four times a week.
A similar increase in alcohol consumption at home can be seen, for example, in Australia and the United Kingdom. According to media reports, the same trend can be seen in almost all countries. But the question is whether this total alcohol consumption has increased or just moved into people’s homes. This may be because alcohol is, unfortunately, a reasonably common refuge for coping with stress and social isolation.
Either way, everyone knows that alcohol will not eliminate stress, anxiety or worries in life. On the contrary, the problems will deepen over time. A much better strategy is to spend time in nature, do sports, meditate, go to the sauna, or keep in touch with those close to you, at least by phone.
How many calories and sugar do these popular drinks contain, and why are smoothies not healthy?
We have already mentioned that the most common energy source in beverages is sugar, and in alcoholic beverages is alcohol. We must also consider that it can appear in some drinks due to milk, cream or chocolate. Below we show you how much energy and sugar some drinks contain and how long a 65-pound woman and an 80-pound man have to run at a speed of 10 km / h (6.21 mph) to burn the energy on which these drinks contain.
Soft drinks and mineral water
Do you like Coca Cola? This is an excellent example of a sweetened drink and a lot of other famous drinks, such as Mountain Dew, Fanta, Pepsi. Even the companies that supplied the market with pure mineral water are now trying to attract customers to their side, producing sweetened mineral water in an endless amount of flavors.
So let’s not lie to each other! Due to the high energy content of sugary drinks, they are often associated with weight gain and obesity. They are often considered the direct culprits of growing measurements of people around the world.
Liquid calories from sweetened soft drinks (and other beverages) are incredibly high and do not have the same effect on satiety compared to solid foods with the same energy value. Because of this, people often do not know when to stop and thus receive a high energy value that exceeds their needs faster.
What do you need to do about it?
Ideally, you should drink clean tap water. You can also replace those drinks with their dietary version with artificial sweeteners. But even these should not be consumed in large quantities. You can also try to make a “carbonated drink” at home with the help of a particular device, adding some of your favorite plants, lemon juice, oranges or any other fruit you like. In addition, you can sweeten the drink with erythritol or calorie-free stevia extract. You can also use xylitol for an even lower-calorie version.
A popular option is also the drinks prepared with the help of BCAA amino acids, which adds a pleasant taste to your drink and makes it more special. And suppose you do not want to spend too much time preparing. In that case, you can also use mineral water with natural flavors because it does not contain sweeteners and helps you diversify your hydration process.
Sweetened teas and coffees
You can now buy a wide range of tea or coffee drinks from stores, which, in addition to real coffee, contain a relatively large amount of sugar, and if they also contain cream or another form of milk, the products add some fat as well. For example, 500 ml of Emmi Caffé Latte contains about 255 kcal, almost 37 grams of sugar, 5.5 grams of fat and 13 grams of protein. Do you remember Anna’s example? She was lucky enough to find the dietary version of this product. Similar examples are a range of ice teas containing a considerable amount of sugar.
How much energy and how many sugar cubes does 0.5 l of Emmi Caffe Latte contain? 295.7 calories and 43.9 grams of sugar, almost 9 sugar cubes.
How long do a woman and a man have to run to burn 0.5 liters of ice coffee?
- Women: almost 26 minutes
- Men: almost 20 minutes
What do you need to do about it? If you like coffee or tea, make these drinks at home by mixing espresso or instant coffee with milk and a dose of protein with your favorite flavor. Then all you have to do is leave them in the fridge overnight and enjoy a protein-packed snack the next day. As previously mentioned, you can use erythritol, xylitol or stevia to sweeten them. And if you decide to choose the version from the store, opt for the version with artificial sweeteners or polyalcohol to reduce energy consumption. The same goes for ice teas.
Juices, syrups or cider
Juices are said to be healthy and contain adequate vitamin C. On the other hand, juices are also a significant source of sugar, eliminating health benefits at a certain level. Did you know that you only need to eat about 100 to 150 grams of peppers to cover the recommended daily dose of vitamin C? Orange juice contains on average about 20-60 mg of vitamin C in 100 ml. The situation is similar in the case of various fresh juices, which can be purchased in almost any mall, and pretty popular ciders, especially in autumn.
What energy value and how many sugar cubes does a liter of 100% orange juice contain? A liter of ordinary orange juice contains about 450 calories, 100 grams of sugar, or 20 cubes.
How long do a woman and a man have to run to burn a liter of 100% orange juice?
- Women: almost 41 minutes
- Men: almost 33 minutes
What do you need to do to improve your situation? When opting for cider or freshly squeezed juice, dilute it with unsweetened mineral water or plain water in a ratio of at least 1: 1 or more in favor of unsweetened liquid. That way, you’ll be consuming fewer calories and sugar. It is best to eat the fruit, not drink it. Try squeezing the juice from one half of the orange into a glass of water and eating the other half.
You will see that this is much more satisfying. But what is the ideal solution? Consume the whole orange and drink water afterwards. In this way, you will get the necessary amount of fiber that promotes the feeling of satiety in food and can slow down the increase in blood sugar levels after eating foods rich in carbohydrates.
Smoothies are considered very healthy, but there are also opposing views that say they are just empty energy in sugar. Where is the truth? A smoothie indeed contains vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and many calories and sugar. Smoothies are made by mixing several different fruits or vegetables, nuts and seeds, milk or yoghurt.
Imagine placing a banana, half an apple, half a pear, a tablespoon of chia seeds, a handful of spinach, and about a third of a cup of semi-skimmed milk on the table next to a glass of smoothie that contains the same amount of food, only they are mixed. What will give you the feeling of satiety if you eat the ingredients or drink them? You will certainly get tired of consuming them in their natural state.
Why? Among other things, fruits naturally contain fiber, which is destroyed by mixing and thus does not fulfil its function in the body to promote satiety and gradually release sugar from the fruit. For this reason, you may feel hungry reasonably quickly after eating smoothies.[:]