Tuesday, July 15, 2008

How To: Slim Down Your Java

You may not realize this, but your morning dose of coffee could be packin' on tons more calories than you think. Just a medium Coffee Coolata from Dunkin Donuts packs on over 400 calories! (yikes)

And it gets worse: A Starbucks medium Frappuccino has over 500 calories and a whopping 170 grams of fat! Many coffee-lovers slurp these drinks down in a jiffy, without realizing the damaging effects they can have on our bods.

So, in order to get your daily caffeine dose without the fatty consequences, follow these simple tips:

1. Order your drink with skim or soy milk, rather than 2%.

2. Skip the cream...milk tastes just as good.

3. Go for sweet n' low or splenda rather than sugar to cut the cals.

4. Order a smaller size, and drink slowly. This way you'll actually get to savor and enjoy your beverage.

My Slim Favorites:

*Medium Dunkin Donuts Flavored Coffee with a little skim milk and sweet n' low (only about 40 cals-and that's with the milk!)

*Medium Dunkin Donuts Iced Latte Lite (70 cals)

*Starbucks tall light coffee frappuccino (only 9o cals and 5 grams of fat compared to the whopping 500 above!)

*Starbucks grande iced skinny vanilla latte (8o cals and 0 grams of fat)

So slurp on you coffee lovin' gals...just do it the healthy way.

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