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Whatâ€™s The Scene?
Obesity is rising among urban people, especially among kids. The blame mostly goes to indoor attractions and tasty, energetic yet un-nutritious eating preferences, a large part of which are the sweetened beverages. In fact, carbonated drinks are more of a social standard now thatâ€™s hard to be neglected.
Every time you down a sweet, fizzy drink, you take in 250 calories along with 68 grams of sugar, which have no nutritional benefits. Thatâ€™s equal to 17 teaspoons of sugar, which you wonâ€™t have with your tea or coffee if you are sane.
Forget about that now; just think if you would like that calorie in a solid form. Calories as food satisfy more than calories from drinks and hence, lessen cravings. That eliminates the need to drink calories before a meal to end up eating less.
Liquids have lower density than solid foods and hence require more to feel satiated. Hence thick smoothies were introduced but even then they donâ€™t compare to solid foods. Thus, they clear from the stomach quicker than solid food and make a stretched out stomach return to its original size within sometime. This creates the hunger pangs and urges to eat more.
Few Simple Remedies:
Soup. This is one exception: that soothes hunger as much as solid food does. From the plain broth to those with pureed fillings, they give you the safer calories than just one lab-packaged formula. Some argue that even protein shakes do the same, but protein shakes still need time to prove a magic bullet for obesity.
However, they do help to an extent and you need to replace one meal every day with a shake and not use it as a drink to have anytime you feel hungry. This will help to lose weight. Relying entirely on protein shakes actually turn losing weight more difficult. And those who have a knack for culinary stuff may whip up the following for liquid yet healthy calorie intake:
- Fruity Tofu Cooler: Gives you 201 Calories and 6g Protein. Made from white grape juice (Â¾ cup), Honey (1 tsp), Silken tofu (Â¼ cup) and ice cubes (2). Put any fruit you like, minced (1/2 cup) and blend to smoothness.
- Tofu Fruit Shake:A 360-calories pack with 11g Protein. You need 300g of soft tofu, 3/4th cup sweetened soy milk, 1/3 cup frozen fruit juice, 3 tbsp honey and a banana. Blend everything and serve chilled.
- Chocolate Shake: Another 360 calories drink that delivers a gram less of protein. Both chocolate milk (1 cup) and chocolate ice cream (Â½ cup) are needed, some also like adding chocolate syrup (1 tbsp ) or orange sherbet (Â½ cup ).
- Cottage Cheese Smoothie: A salty smoothie is not that bad a thing, especially when it delivers just 310 calories and 11g Protein. Required: cottage cheese (1/3 cup), vanilla ice cream (Â½ cup), fruits and gelatin (optional, Â¼ cup each).