A study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found that soda intake may increase the risk of obesity. The reason is attributed to the sugar within soda. Many people take in way too much sugar on a daily basis. Sugar is a carbohydrate which is readily digested but contains 4 kcals per gram. Drinking soda regularly means lots of sugar and therefore lots of calories being taken into the body and stored as bodyfat. Those having a genetic predisposition to obesity are at higher risk when drinking soda and sweetened fruit juices.
Of course lack of exercise is also a primary risk factor for gaining body weight. Combine sedentary behavior with excessive soda drinking and you have a guaranteed risk of gaining unhealthy body weight in the form of increased bodyfat.
So what's the solution? First of all, begin drinking more water and lessen the intake of sweetened beverages. A gradual approach is recommended rather than cutting back cold-turkey. In addition, make an effort to become more physically active throughout the day. Less sugar intake and more exercise is a recipe for losing bodyfat and body weight.
Brian Danley, CFT
"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going."
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I'm a personal trainer who loves to help others fulfill their health and fitness goals. I consider myself a bodybuilder in that I live the lifestyle of eating healthy food, working out regularly, and sculpting my body.