8 Extremely Fattening DrinksThere are not many people who would select water over a selection of other beverages, the problem is, most of these same people don't realize the volume of calories they are putting in their bodies when they consume these products. Even freshly squeezed juices are very calorie dense. If you are pounding back any of these drinks on a regular basis, cutting them out could do wonders for your waste line without even adding in any exercise!
This list will be from the least calorie dense drinks all the way up to the super calorie dense options. And since I am such a nice guy, I'm even going to suggest a few low calorie alternatives to help give you something to sip on over the day.
Slurpee Nutritional Info
Calories Per oz: 8.75
Alternatives to Slurpees
While I personally love a Slurpee on a hot summers day, one alternative is a home made calorie free Slurpee. Take your blender, mix in roughly 1/2 cup of pre made crystal light, and then add roughly half a tray of ice cubes, more if you want it slushier. Blend the concoction up for a calorie free Slurpee.
7. Pepsi Cola/Coca ColaAnother obvious one near the top of the list is sugar packed sodas such as Coke or Pepsi. Your average 12oz serving has roughly 150 calories! If you drink three cans a day, that's 160200 calories a year which is roughly 45 lbs of PURE FAT!
Pepsi Nutritional Info:
Calories Per oz: 12.50
Alternatives to Pepsi/Coke & Sodas
This is actually a really easy fix if you are willing to make a bit of a change. Switch from Pepsi to Diet Pepsi. The taste might not be that pleasing at first, but after a few weeks, you don't even notice the aftertaste any more. I personally actually prefer diet sodas over regular these days. If you drink diet soda, you are 100% reducing these drink calories from your diet.
Fresh Orange Juice Nutrition Info
Calories Per oz: 14.17
Fresh Juice Alternatives:
If you are drinking juice for Vitamins, eat the fruit and get some of the benefits of the fiber. If you are just looking for something that has some flavor, mix up some Crystal Light and enjoy a tasty calorie free drink.
Gatorade Nutrition Info:
Calories Per oz: 25.83
If you really want to drink a sports drink, pickup one of Gatorade's new G2 sports drinks. It is a low calorie alternative and won't turn you into an overweight wannabe athlete.
Starbucks Mint Chocolaty Chip FrappuccinoÂ® blended creme with Chocolate Whipped Cream Nutrition Info
Calories Per oz: 28.33
If you are really feeling the urge to get a blended Frapp from Starbucks, first step is to look at the 'light' section. The next step is to select the Espresso FrappuccinoÂ® Light Blended Coffee. A Venti (24oz) serving still has 150 calories, but that is substantially better than its Mint Chocolaty companion. For those who care, the Espresso FrappuccinoÂ® Light Blended Coffee packs 6.25 calories per oz.
7-11 French Vanilla CafÃ© Cooler Nutrition Info:
Calories Per oz: 31.70
French Vanilla CafÃ© Alternatives:
Honestly, if you have to buy something from 7-11 to replace your French Vanilla CafÃ© Cooler, I would recommend grabbing a cup of coffee, toss a bit of skim milk and some sugar free Vanilla syrup in it. Run over to the Big Gulp machine and toss a few ice cubes in your cup to cool it down and make a chilled beverage. Aside from that, any of the cafÃ© coolers are pretty much going to turn you into a fat air balloon.
Chocolate Triple ThickÂ® Shake Nutrition Info:
Calories Per oz: 36.25
Chocolate Triple ThickÂ® Shake Alternatives:
If you really want to drink a Chocolate milk shake, you are looking at a calorie dense beverage no matter what way you 'shake' it. If you want to make something that is at least somewhat healthy for you, blend 1/2 cup skim milk with 2 scoops chocolate whey protein and half a tray of ice. It will taste like a chocolate milk shake with way less sugar, but you still can't avoid the calories.
Bubble Tea with Milk and Tapioca Pearls Nutritional Info:
Calories Per oz: 42.50
Bubble Tea Alternatives:
Alright, this one you are going to have to suck up and just stop drinking. There is absolutely no reason why you need to eat Tapioca balls and condensed milk on a daily basis. Hit up your grocery store and grab a couple boxes of black and green tea. Not only will it save your health, it will also save you some money.