(VIDEO) Drinking Empty Calories
Hi guys, this is Dr. Majid. I’m a bariatric surgeon as well as obesity medicine board certified specialist. I wanted to talk to you guys about drinking your calories. What that means is, if you take liquids that have empty calories especially high in sugar, you might not realize that it adds up and in the course of the day, you could be working out, you could be eating healthy and avoiding certain fried or unhealthy food and still not losing weight because of the calories that get into your system through the liquids.
I want you to, for the last 2 or 3 days, to think about the juices that you drank, or the soda or the sugary drinks. There are so many different versions out there, but these drinks and these liquids add up. The challenge is that they will not fill you up so you will still feel like you need to eat something and those calories end up being empty calories so be careful what you drink with your food.
Dr. Saniea F. Majid, MD, FACS, FASMBS, is our founder, director, and award-winning surgeon with more than 10 years of experience treating patients. She is the President of the New Jersey state chapter of ASMBS, a member of the Board of Directors at New Jersey Doctor-Patient Alliance, and Chair of the Post Operative Weight Recurrence Task Force (POWER). Dr. Majid has devoted her life to helping people like you lose weight and transform their lives and not only started and directed the Metabolic and Bariatric Center at Saint Michaels Medical Center but also achieved the National Center of Excellence. Dr. Majid is one of only three bariatric doctors and surgeons featured in the 2023 Healthy Living magazine published by NJ Top Docs. She is also a regular guest speaker for the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) where she trains bariatric surgeons on the latest methods and techniques.