3 Beverages to Avoid

Author: Tiffany Curran

3 Beverages to Avoid

Avoid – hmmm…..it’s not my favorite word, especially when it comes to your dietary intake. When you tell someone to avoid certain things, it can often become a deeper problem. How about limit and choose. Let’s try to limit the amount of these beverages consumed instead of avoiding them. And if you happen to not have them for a while, then that’s a great choice you’ve made.

1. Fancy Coffee

Things like Lattes, Mochas, Frappuccinos. These fun, and yes, very delicious drinks are typically very high in calories, loaded with sugar and even unwanted fat. A 16oz Mocha (medium size, which is most popular) can be upwards of 360 calories, 51g of sugar, and 11g fat. You could trade a good amount of food for those numbers – like 2 scrambled eggs, with 2 pieces of turkey bacon, and toast. I definitely would prefer to eat my calories!

It’s not quite the same, but try a regular coffee with a splash of cream and sugar free syrup instead. You’ll save yourself about 300 calories….wow!