Scope out sneaky calories

Story Highlights

  • High calorie drinks can derail your weight-loss efforts
  • Try to avoid liquid calories

High-calorie liquids - such as fancy coffee drinks, milk shakes, soda, fruit juice, creamy soups, and alcoholic drinks - slip right through your Gastric Band.

You don’t get the sensation of fullness in your pouch that sends signals to your brain that it’s time to stop eating.

But you do get extra calories (sometimes in the hundreds) that can derail all your hard work on weight-loss.

Try to avoid liquid calories, and drink alcohol in moderation.

For example, one glass of wine or light beer per day, on weekends only or special occasions only. 

 

Professor John B Dixon

MBBS PhD FRACGP FRCP Edin

Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute

Contents of article are author’s own views and experience. Comments on this article should be made directly to author.

For more information, you can contact Professor John Dixon on www.bakeridi.edu.au