Beat the heat by staying well hydrated. Just be careful that what you’re drinking doesn’t pile on the pounds, too.
Unlike solid foods, which require some work to swallow, liquids go down easily. Too easily, for some of us.
In fact, researchers have found that when you add calories to your diet in the form of liquids, you tend not to compensate by cutting back on solid foods. Those calories you consume from beverages just become extras.
They can add up to weight gain if you’re not careful.
One 12-ounce glass of sweet tea or a soft drink contains about 150 calories. On a hot day, it isn’t hard to drink two or more glasses.
Just 300 calories more each day can produce a one-pound weight gain in a month. Many people drink more than that.