Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Get the Skinny on Your Coffee

You may already know that coffee is naturally a very low calorie drink. Then how do all those calories creep in there? Check out the calories in these popular coffee drinks!

White Chocolate Mocha (16oz, 2%milk) - 400 cal., 11 g. fat, 61 g. carbs, 15 g. pro.

Carmel Macchiato (16oz,2%milk) - 240 cal, 7 g.fat, 34 g. carbs, 10 g. pro.

Flavored latte (16oz, 2%milk) - 250 cal, 6 g. fat, 36 g. carbs, 12 g. pro.

Carmel Frappuccino (16oz, whole milk) - 390 cal, 15 g. fat, 61 g. carbs, 4 g. pro.

Her are some tips for the next time you are at your favorite coffee stand.

REMEMBER Although milk is very nutrient dense it also contains calories.

Fat free (skim)/low fat (1%) milk = 100 cal, 12 g. carbs, 8 g. pro.

Reduced fat (2%) milk = 120 cal, 12 g. carbs, 8 g. pro.

Whole milk = 160 cal, 12 g. carbs, 8 g. pro.

*Instead of a Latte try having an Americano topped with nonfat milk. Add a sugar free flavor if you like your coffee sweet.

* Always ask for a skim milk vs. whole milk that is typically used (this can save you 60 calories for every 8oz of milk used)

Is your sweet coffee really worth all the calories?? of course you deserve to treat yourself sometimes, but think about your long term goals! It might taste good now, but how will is affect you in the long term? Every little bit helps.

There are 3500 calories in 1 lb. By decreasing your calories by 500 each day that is 1 lb. weight loss over the week, 4 lbs a month, and 52 lbs a year!


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