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How can liquid calories lead to weight gain?

Some people assume that when you drink calories, they don’t count as much. A calorie is a calorie whether it comes from a carrot or candy. Drinking rich coffee drinks, sports drinks and sodas can push 500 to 800 calories into your day without you even thinking about it. Those “frappy” drinks at your coffee shop can pack a 400- to 600-calorie wallop. We often drink more mindlessly than we eat, so we ingest those calories without even thinking about it. Also, be careful of going to those juice stores; you may think you’re drinking a cup of fruit, but a large one of those can put you back 400 calories or more and again, we often consume them more mindlessly and they often do not leave us feeling as satisfied so we are hungry more quickly.
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