Last Updated 23/06/2021

You hardly Eat Anything!

You can even swear you don't eat ANYTHING until 1 pm, sometimes — BUT you still can’t lose weight. 

In fact, may be gaining.

Bad weight loss drinks

well, you might not be eating excess calories BUT you might be drinking your calories in different forms and shapes instead.

So, if you remove these drinks from your diet, then it's almost guaranteed that you'll start to see a HUGE difference in your waistline... starting from today.

Which drinks? — glad you asked! —  here are the...

1. Fruit Juice

A Cup of Orange Juice

What’s so bad about fruit juice eh?— It’s only fruits—right? 

Well, actually even the:

So-called "100 percent fruit juice" is packed with up to 36 grams of sugar per cup—or about what you’d get from blending 4 Krispy Kreme glazed doughnuts (see picture !)

Krispy Kreme glazed doughnuts

There is more:

Most of the sweetness in juice come from fructose, a type of sugar associated with the development of visceral adipose tissue—Yep, that’s a fancy name for belly fat.

So instead of drinking juice just eat the raw fruit.


Calories in the fruit

Calories in Juice version










See what I mean?

As you can clearly see, the juice versions contain almost double the calories of the fruits. 

And honestly, I'm not in the mood to rant about this today,  so I'll conclude by saying...

If you must drink your fruits, make a fruit smoothie.

Bonus Download: Download Free PDF Document of over 100 Nigerian Foods and their Calorie content.

2. Energy Drinks

Energy Drinks

An average energy drink contains about 100 calories, of which is mostly sugar.

Most times we hardly do enough activity to burn the calories they provide, which can lead to weight gain.

What about sugar-free energy drinks?

Sugar-free energy drinks contain artificial sweeteners – and artificial sweeteners have been associated with weight gain because they cause your brain to crave junk food.

What about the safety of energy drinks??

They’re far from safe because research has shown that they come with a bag of trouble such as Insomnia, headache, Ulcers, Muscle twitching, Anxiety…ETC

If You’re serious about losing weight (or not) energy drinks should be on your “should not drink”  list.

2. Soft Drinks

Soft Drinks

Soft drinks are not so soft on your weight.

It’s can be hard to avoid soft drinks because they're everywhere! (see what I did there?)

However, you'll be doing your body and health a favour by avoiding them, as they add a lot of calories and have very little nutritional value

Now, you might be thinking:

Well, to get my beach body, I’ll just replace soft drinks with their diet versions—right?


New Studies found a link between drinking of diet sodas and a wider waist circumference.

diet soda drinkers have a higher percentage of belly flab than those who don’t sip the beverage, a study in the journal Obesity found.

4. Alcohol

Alcohol Bottle

Yes, booze (sorry). Alcohol is not a weight loss friendly drink, unfortunately.  Too much hard alcohol and beer can add fat to your belly.

Alcohol has no real benefit as such to the body because it's full of empty calories.

If you must drink then a glass of wine a day is perfect for your health.

To wrap up, eliminates these drinks as much as possible from your diet, and replace them with water. And I promise you that you'll see a big difference in your weight loss results.

Don't forget to download the PDF of the calorie content of these drinks plus over 100 more Nigerian Foods and drink.  Just click on the image below.

Now, It's Your Turn

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2. Leave a comment and let me know which of these drinks you're planning on removing from your diet.

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  1. This is super educative and entertaining at the same time. I read all, word for word. Thanks a lot.

    The only challenge I have is the booze part, tho I try to go for weeks without but when I indulge, I tend to over do it.

    I hate soda and any canned or packaged drink.

    For the juice, I can juice myself and it would still be good right? Also what about teas (green tea, oolong tea etc) as well as what we call Zobo. I make mine without sugar or Cola.

    Thanks again.

    1. Hello,

      Sure you can Juice yourself and it will be good.

      Yea also, teas like green tea and oolong tea are good for weight-loss because they contain approximately zero calories.

      And Zobo without sugar is perfect.

  2. What about malt
    What about Taking it a day And taking a good with a little calorie and still keep my calorie maintenance ?

  3. Femi,
    You are so wonderful.
    This is the best article I have ever read on nutrition.
    Please keep it up.
    Thanks so much for giving these information so free.

    1. Femi,
      This is best article I ever read on nutrition.
      Thanks so much for giving out these information free.
      Keep it up

  4. Hello , I’m Adesire , I’m 24 How do I go about losing my arm fat and lower belly fat . Have tried working out so many times Buh it doesn’t work Instead I get wider .i stay of food most times Buh it doesn’t seems to work also. Pls how can you help.

    1. Hi, Check out my articles titled: “Nigerian diet for flat stomach (Lose stubborn belly fat fast!)” and “How To Rapidly Get Rid of Arm Fat (AKA Christian Mother Arms)” on the blog.

  5. So, I’m 18 with a big tummy especially the lower belly, of course I don’t have the money to start buying things I need for myself. I have to eat what the whole family is consuming. Please how can I lose belly fat when I have to eat whatever I am given.

  6. Femi!! God bless you abundantly for all you do for free. Your articles are packed with so much intelligence. I started using the ‘eat lower than required calorie’ thing yesterday, and I’m feeling lighter already!! I cannot wait to lose my belly fat. I’d be honored if you come with me on my journey.

  7. Your style is very unique compared to other folks
    I have read stuff from. Many thanks for posting when you have the
    opportunity, Guess I’ll just book mark this blog.

  8. Hello man thanks for your information, hope it helps. I weigh 72pounds and its unlike me and really embarrassing. I’ve tried but its not helping. Any special thing for me???

    1. Hello Florence,

      for some guidance, Check for the post titled “How to lose weight in Nigeria fast! (easy “No-Nonsense” guide)” on this blog. It’s the first post under Blog.

  9. I stayed in one place for 3 months due to accident, and now I added a lot of weight, taking alot of green tea, but it is not helping out, is there any means I will use to get out from this?

    1. Hello Vivian, the absolute best way for you is to work on your diet. And you’ll definitely see results

  10. Hi,am a mother to two children , I currently weigh 220pounds nd for d past six months I have been exercising for at
    least 1hour every day but I havnt lost any weight rather I gained 2kg.

  11. I’m very greatly appreciate ur consign about people like us, this is an eyes opening, I’m 28, 115kg, I have tried so many recipe to loss this weight but no I will be grad if can sent me any recipe that will be good for me, thanks.

  12. I hope this will help me. I actually have a health problem where my body takes in a lot of food. I get hungry easily. I have never been fat growing up but after I was treated for pneumonia, my eating habit changed. I ate more than usual. At first, it wasn’t serious but as I got older I just kept adding. Please if there are any solutions or suggestions, please send it to my email. I would be so grateful for any help I get to solve my problem. I am in my late teens and it’s embarrassing seeing people looking at me like I’m the strangest example of obesity. I don’t like the way I look, but I can’t hate myself. If I could go back in time and correct this defect, I would. But I’m ready to try any plan that will help me regain myself.

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