5. Don’t drink your calories
Stick to calorie-free beverages like water or hot tea. A 20-ounce soda can pack 240 calories and 65 grams of sugar. Even a grande hot chocolate with fat-free milk has 360 calories. Add whipped cream, and you have an entire meal’s worth of calories before you’ve taken your first bite.
If you love specialty drinks, choose a smaller size with fat-free or low-fat milk and skip the whipped cream and syrups.