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Week 5: One Less Drink = One Better You

Don’t make the One Less challenge a temporary change… Make it a lifestyle It’s easy to fall into bad habits. While sugary drinks are still consumed regularly by millions of Americans, keep in mind that it can significantly increase your risk for obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease over time. Regularly drinking sugar-sweetened beverages – even just 1 to …

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Week 4: One Less Drink = One Less Crash

Ever feel jittery and experience a crash in energy after drinking a sugary latte, soda, or energy drink? Without getting too nutritionally complex, sugar is a simple carb that immediately gets absorbed into your bloodstream. However, the effects of an energy boost wear off pretty quickly as you blood sugar starts to drop. This leaves you feeling tired and sluggish …

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Week 3: One Less Drink = 6% Fewer Calories

What if I told you that you could look and feel better just by consuming one less SSB per day? It’s no secret that daily sugar-sweetened beverage consumption is linked to weight gain (1). However, many people do not realize just how much sugary drinks contribute to wait gain because the calories are consumed in a liquid form. The difference …

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Week 2: One Less Drink = One Better Smile

Everyone knows to brush and floss your teeth daily to keep a healthy mouth… BUT it’s also important to be mindful of what you’re eating and drinking on a regular basis.   “Sip & snack all day? Risk decay” Do you find yourself frequently grabbing a caramel macchiato for breakfast? A soda for lunch? Or an energy drink to beat …

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Week 1: One Less Drink = One More Rep

Stay hydrated the right way. Reducing the amount of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) you consume and replacing with healthier alternatives may lead to stronger bones and muscles. You don’t want to sacrifice all the hard work right?! Many say a general rule of thumb for a fit and strong body is 80% nutrition and 20% exercise. Whether you agree with that …

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The One Less Challenge… What is it?

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The One Less Campaign challenges YOU to drink ONE LESS sugar-sweetened beverage per day.  What are sugar-sweetened beverages? According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, sugar sweetened beverages (SSB) are defined as any drinks that contain added caloric sweeteners. Examples include soda, fruit drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks, coffee/tea, and alcoholic drinks. SSBs are the largest source of …

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