Coca Cola
Nutrition Facts

Coca Cola Nutrition Facts

One 12 oz can or bottle has:

145 calories and 40 grams of sugar

That's 10 teaspoons.. or 3 heaping Tablespoon... of sugar!

Imagine going to the sugar bowl and gulping down 3 huge spoons of sugar. That’s essentially what you're doing every time you drink a 12 oz. can of regular soda pop.

Pepsi Nutrition Facts Are Just About the Same

One 12 oz can or bottle has:

150 calories and 42 grams of sugar

Another way to calculate soda nutrition facts:

1 ounce of cola = approximately 13 calories and 3.5 grams of sugar.

Simply multiply by the number of ounces you drink.

Example: A "monster big gulp" at 44 ounces =

  • 13 calories x 44 ounces = 572 calories
  • 3.5 grams sugar x 44 ounces = 154 grams of sugar (= 38 teaspoons or almost 13 tablespoons of sugar)

Conclusion: Soda is liquid candy and is detrimental to your waistline!

Coca Cola Nutrition Facts: Weight Loss

If you currently drink soda, and reduce the amount by one 12 ounce can/bottle, day, you'd lose ~ 15 pounds in one year.

Diet Coke Nutrition Facts

12 ounces of diet soda pop has:

0 calories and 0 grams of sugar

Substituting diet soda for regular soda is a reasonable way to reduce your calorie intake.

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However, nutritionally speaking, it would be best to substitute water or unsweetened tea. :)


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Note: If you're a student, heading off to college, it's not uncommon to take on a new soda habit while you're away at school.

"I never drank soda until I went to college but then everyone drank it and I found myself drinking it more often."

Even if don't become a "regular" soda drinker, indulging in just a couple a week (that you weren't drinking previously) contributes 300 additional calories to your diet/week. Over the course of a year, that's 15,600 extra calories, or 4.5 pounds.

Find out how to Avoid the "Freshman Fifteen"


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