‘Think You Drink’: Healthy swaps for your favorite drinks

You’ve likely heard the health saying: “don’t drink your calories”. You may be surprised to learn how much sugar and calories can be packed in your favorite drinks, and how drinking your calories can affect your diet goals.

According to a study published in the National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, people who drink sugary beverages do not feel as full as if they had eaten the same calories from food. That same study also shows that those people did not compensate for their extra liquid calories by eating less food.

That’s the reason Amy Ritsema from OnSite Wellness joined the weekend morning news to share some easy drink swaps to cut calories, while preserving taste.

OnSite Wellness is located at 3020 Charlevoix Dr SE in Grand Rapids. You can learn more about their programs at www.onsitewellnessllc.com