• A 12-ounce can of soda has about 150 calories, which come from 10 teaspoons of sugar. If you suddenly decided to start drinking one can of soda every day, without otherwise changing your diet or exercise habits, you would gain about 15 pounds in a year.

Here's the math: 150 calories per day x 365 days per year = 54,750 calories. 54,750 calories = 3,500 calories per pound = 15.6 pounds.

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