Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Your Worst Coffee Drink Choices: Diet Sabotage

 Worst Coffee Drinks for Your Healthy Lifestyle

 The Worst Coffee Drink in America:

Lotta Caramel LatteCold Stone Creamery Lotta Caramel Latte, Gotta Have It Size
1,790 calories
99 g fat (62 g saturated, 2.5 g trans)
175 g sugars
It may be coffee-flavored, but this bloated fat-shake is virtually unrecognizable next to your typical morning cup of Joe.
  It's simply a giant dessert drink disaster; Nearly a full day's worth of calories, as much saturated fat as you'll find in 62 strips of bacon, and you'll exceed your daily limit of trans fats in the few minutes it takes you to drink it.
  Oh, and the ridiculous sugar load? 44 spoonfuls!
 If you want a sweet, caramel latte taste, opt for the actual caramel latte at Cold Stone, not the shake. You'll cut more than 1,500 calories from your order!

Try This Instead!Lite Milk Caramel Latte, Love it Size
250 calories
2.5 g fat (1.5 g saturated)
34 g sugars

Worst Caramel-Flavored Coffee Drink:
  McDonald's Caramel Latte
 McDonalds Caramel Latte with Whole Milk (large)
330 calories
9 g fat (5 g saturated)
210 mg sodium
51 g sugars

This caramel confection hides an unhealthy dose of sugar and an unnecessary amount of calories. But don’t blame the caramel flavoring entirely. Choose the flavored cappuccino instead for a fat-free, lower-calorie, lower-sugar alternative that will hit your sweet spot just the same. When given the choice, always opt for a cappuccino over a latte—they’re made with less milk than lattes, which means they’re lighter, with fewer calories.

Have This Instead!
Caramel Cappuccino with Skim Milk (medium)
190 calories
0 g fat
150 mg sodium
41 g sugars

Worst Chocolate Coffee Drink

Starbucks Double Chocolaty Chip Frappuccino with Whole Milk and Whipped Cream (venti)
520 calories
23 g fat (14 g saturated, 0.5 g trans)
350 mg sodium
68 g sugars

Talk about double trouble. Within this chocolate calamity lurks three-quarters of your recommended daily intake of saturated fat, and as much sugar as you’ll find in 10 Rainbow Popsicles! Slash your calorie intake by switching to skim milk and cutting out the whipped cream. Knock the size down to a grande, and switch from the frappe to an iced mocha, and you’re looking at a drink with 350 fewer calories than when you started. Make a switch like that every single day, and you’ll lose about 6 pounds in two months!

Try This Instead!
Grande Iced Caffe Mocha with Skim Milk (No Whipped Cream)
170 calories
2.5 g fat (0 g saturated, 0 g trans)
80 mg sodium
26 g sugars


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