Many of us have decided to get healthy in 2011, and that means some of us are dieting.  I thought you might like to know that what we drink as well as eat can effect our daily calorie intake.

"Americans who have made a New Year's resolution to lose weight should start thinking about more than what they eat, according to the beverage industry. The study, commissioned by the Milk Processor Education Program, found that liquids make up 22 percent of calories in the average American's diet.

  • Americans drink a daily average of 38 ounces (0.67 liters) of plain 'ole water.
  • Soft drinks make up 6.4 percent of Americans' total caloric intake.
  • Americans consumed an average of 7.5 ounces of milk
  • And we consumed 8.9 ounces of coffee on a daily basis"