You Are What You DrinkAmericans are consuming a large number of calories daily from sugary drinks. When you consider that an appropriately sized meal is anywhere from 400 to 700 calories, and one Super Size Coca Cola from McDonald’s has a whopping 410 calories, you start to see the extent of the problem. And, it's not just . A 16-ounce Starbucks is 470 calories and a 20-ounce bottle of apple juice contains almost 300 calories. An extra can of soda a day, which has 150 calories and 10 teaspoons of sugar, can pile on 15 pounds in a single year. The problem with calories from fluids is that they do not make us feel full, so we consume more and, as a result, gain more weight. When thirst strikes, grab a bottle of water and skip the calories.