Should you waste your calories on beverages? Most beverages offer no nutritional value, but DO add calories to your day. One typical 12 oz. can of soda contains approximately 150 calories. How many calories should you consume a day? Visit WebMD’s Estimated Calorie Requirement Calculator to learn just how many calories you need a day to maintain your ideal body weight. Once you learn your ideal number of calories to consume each day, find out if you are getting too many “empty” calories from soda and drink beverages. If so, shop and read labels for sugar-free and light beverages. These drinks come in a variety of delicious flavors, often mocking the same flavor of the “fully leaded, sugary” version of the beverage. By eliminating just one soda a day, you can save 54,700 calories each year!