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Hidden Calories: 5 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Diet Without Even Realizing It

Have you been sticking to a diet and exercise program but you still can’t seem to lose weight? The problem could be a habit that has gone unnoticed: mindless eating. It’s possible you could be derailing your best efforts by eating additional calories without being aware of it. It can be easy to eat more than you planned if you travel a lot or if you’re busy and sometimes grab meals on the go.

Are your dieting efforts going to waste? Here are five ways you could be sabotaging your diet without even realizing it.

1. You don’t pay attention to what you drink

 milkshake

 milkshake This drink likely contains diet-destroying calories. | iStock.com

A beverage is part of just about every meal you consume. Sadly, a drink can hide tons of calories and sugar. Before you know it, you’ve gained a bunch of weight and you have no idea where it came from. A beverage can have as much, if not more, calories than an entire meal, so it’s important to pay close attention to what you’re sipping.