Hey there! John here and with today’s post I wanted to touch upon how many of us get our fitness program thrown off track with hidden and secret calories.
More specifically, it’s the calories in drinks that will absolutely shock you. And as a personal trainer in San Jose and Campbell, I can’t tell you how many clients have been victim of these types of calories.
Some examples for you:
Jamba Juice: Banana Berry 24oz smoothie = 450 calories and a ton of SUGAR. When in doubt, make it from home or get the sixteen oz if you need anything. And remember if you add certain boosts like protein you raise the calories.
SBux Mocha Frap with Whip, Grande – 420 calories and most are from Sugar and Fat = no good for your waistline! Instead go the light version or even get a latte that is blended and save yourself from the excess sugar. And “Just Say No” to whip!
Now maybe you said hey, I knew those were killers and I stay away from them, well good for you!
How about Vitamin Waters? Just water with a little flavoring right? Wrong.
These babies pack in about 32-33g of sugar per container….sure it says about 13/serving but look closely and there are 2.5 servings per container. Almost as much sugar as a can of Coke!
And check out this great article by David Zinczenko, author of “Eat This, Not That,” where he breaks down 6 of America’s Worst “Health” Drinks. Good information that you may not know.
The moral of the story is to be careful and ALWAYS check food labels when you can. Look at the serving sizes, think about how many calories you would consume if you ate the whole box/container. Look at the fat grams, saturated fats, fiber, and most definitely the ingredients! This way, you save your figure instead of killing it.
By the way, we’ll be covering more of these topics in the Fast Action Training Supermarket Tour so if you haven’t signed up for it yet, do so quick because spots are filling up! $15 for non-members and Free for F.A.T. clients. To be held at 630pm on Friday Aug 20 at the Trader Joe’s near Almaden Expwy and Blossom Hill. You must RSVP to attend so shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your information and I’ll get back to you.
Hope these tips have helped and as always I would love to hear your comments below!
Talk to you soon!
Dedicated to your success,