You start each day with a smoothieiStock/AzmanL
You might think they’re a healthy breakfast choice, but the smoothies you buy from your favorite juice shop are almost always packed with unnecessary sugar and fat, which can put you halfway to your daily allotment before 10 a.m. “I always recommend my patients make their own smoothie. That way they can keep it low-calorie,” says Shanna Levine, MD, a primary care physician and clinical instructor of medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. Store-bought smoothies often rack up the sugar content by adding juice on top of fresh fruit, and use fatty bases instead of skim milk or low-fat yogurt, which can all add up to hundreds of calories, she says. Check out these fruit smoothies for a healthy breakfast.
You feel thirsty all the timeiStock/Andrey Danilovich
Believe it or not, drinking too many non-water beverages can do the opposite of quenching your thirst. “Consuming sugary drinks on a regular basis can lead to chronically high blood sugar, which means you may be thirsty all the time, urinate more, and even feel dizzy,” says Dr. Levine. Try adding lemon, lime, or mint to your H20 for sugar-free flavor. Here are non-boring ways to stay hydrated.