When it comes to weight loss, there’s no lack of diets promising fast results. But no matter what diet you choose, the goal remains the same—to take in fewer calories than your body uses.
Many people try to reduce their calorie intake by focusing on food, but another way to cut calories is to think about what you drink.
To encourage members to rethink what they drink in 2017, the C.W. Avery Family YMCA hosted an informational Lunch and Learn that focused on cutting sugary beverages out of your diet.
Nutrition expert and fitness instructor Julie Miller led the discussion and answered questions related to a variety of topics, including but not limited to:
- The benefits of drinking water.
- The risks of consuming too many sugar-filled beverages, such as soda.
- The detrimental effects of using artificial sweetener as a replacement (e.g. Splenda, Equal).
Attendees were served grilled chicken and two types of salad for lunch. Beverage-wise, there were two options: fruit-infused water and sparkling water.
This presentation was a part of Project Sugar Free 2017, a YMCA campaign sponsored by a generous grant from the American Heart Association.