Do you take regular coffee breaks at work? If so, you may be packing on pounds with what you thought was an innocent, non-fattening cup o’joe. Coffee can have a lot more calories than you expect, especially if you’re a fan of add-ons like cream, sugar, flavor syrup and whipped cream. This is especially true if you get your caffeine fix from a coffee shop like Starbucks, because their sizes are significantly larger than what a serving of coffee should be.
So what to do? You could switch to non-fat milk or light cream, for one. If you’re into sweetness, try a sugar substitute like Splenda. Avoid all the add-ons and be sure order the smallest size. You really don’t need 24 oz of coffee, do you?
I have a couple of suggestions of my own: instead of going for coffee, why not go for a walk? It’s 10 times more invigorating. Also: when I drink coffee, I use Silk Soy Creamer — it’s lower in calories and fat than regular creamers and it has just a slight hint of sweetness, which is perfect for my palate. Or, switch to tea!
Author by Martha Edwards