It may not be just what you eat anymore, but also what you drink. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition performed by Dr. Benjamin Caballero of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has pointed out that cutting back on high sugar drinks may be more beneficial for someone trying to lose weight. The study found that by cutting back on one serving of high sugar drinks (like soda, fruit punch and sugar sweetened beverages) each day was associated with a pound of weight loss by 6 months.
That doesn't sound like much, but it's a very simple step to take if you are trying to lose weight. Personally, I used to be a bit of a juice addict. I've been known to drink a big bottle of fruit juice in 2 to 3 days. Switching to seltzer with just a splash of 100% fruit juice, was effective for me in cutting both my juice intake and my weight. Other substitutes? Try drinking water with lemon or lime wedges, or diet sodas.