I can confidently say that I don't always stick to that mantra. If you follow me on Instagram, you will regularly see beer featured.
I have been watching "The Weight of the Nation" sponsored by HBO. The number one cause of obesity is sugary drinks. Even parents don't realize the amount of sugar in fruit juices and lack of fiber. Parents give their children juice thinking that its healthy.
I would agree that there are some health benefits from juice but the primary nutrients are found in the actual fruit. I do not drink much juice (especially after enjoying six cavities from drinking orange juice at lunch) and I don't drink any sugary soda pop's unless I'm on vacation.
If you are just starting your weight loss journey, welcome! Its a life long journey that never ends. The first step is to stop drinking calories. If you need to drink diet soda pop, crystal light, unsweetened tea, or black coffee, then do it. At the same time, make sure you are drinking water too. Water cleanses your system, hydrates better, and helps to suppress your appetite. Did you know that when you feel hungry, you could actually be dehydrated? The signals between hunger and dehydration are difficult to decipher. I attempt to drink a bottle of water before meals and some snacks. It seems to be working for me. If you need additional support for losing weight, please let me know! I would love to help encourage you towards your goal!
UPDATE! I have lost 1.2 pounds since last Wednesday putting my weight at 133. Week before that I gained 2.2 pounds from enjoying a weekend of beer and Voodoo donuts in Oregon. A real life example of drinking calories not working out.