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Many sweetened drinks are high in calories and can cause weight gain, even in active people. If you feel like drinking something sweet, try to choose a beverage that is made with non-nutritive (or sugar-free) sweeteners. You can also add flavor to plain water or seltzer with fresh fruits or a splash of fruit juice.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website. Nutrition info about beverages. www.eatright.org/health/weight-loss/tips-for-weight-loss/nutrition-info-about-beverages. Updated January 2018. Accessed October 11, 2018.
US Department of Health and Human Services. US Department of Agriculture website. 2015 - 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. 8th Edition.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/resources/2015-2020_Dietary_Guidelines.pdf. Updated December 2015. Accessed October 11, 2018.