You are what you drink.

As we near Thanksgiving, many tend to begin devising strategies on how to lose weight or simply avoid gaining weight. What many fail to account for are liquid calories. These calories are often the silent culprits in unwanted weight gain.

I typically find most people are well aware of regular versus diet when it comes to cola. But how many know the actual caloric content of their favorite Starbucks drink? Should you choose wine or liquor at the annual office party? How many calories are in a DQ malt or McDonald's milk shake?

Well, I have provided a short summary table of caloric content in some popular beverages below: