Don’t Drink Your Calories

Did you know that the average person’s beverage daily consumption equals about 20% of their total caloric intake?

I don’t know about you, but drinks just don’t cut it for me. Outside of a protein shake, I would much rather chew my food.  Are ya with me?

So what have you had to drink so far today? A glass of orange juice? Or did you drive-thru your favorite coffee chop chain and get your favorite coffee drink? I’ll admit that on cold mornings a hot cocoa sure does sounds tempting.  Or maybe you have been dying to try the pumpkin latte at Starbucks. Just remember, its going to cost you.

A Venti Peppermint Mocha made with 2% milk and whipped cream is a whopping 480 calories and 17g of fat. If you get it nonfat with no whipped cream it’s till 360 calories and 3.6g of fat.  I don’t know about you, but no way is that going to fill me up for a few hours!

So many people give the excuse that drinking 100% fruit juice is an exception since we are taking in lots of vitamins and mineral. Just eat the piece of fruit!!! Chances are that you will end up eating far less calories.

Challenge yourself to stop drinking your calories.  In the meantime here are the calorie amounts of some popular drinks out on the market.  Maybe this will make you think twice about ordering one.



Pumpkin Spice Latte (Tall-12oz)                                               300 calories   11g fat

Toffee Mocha (Tall-12oz)                                                          270 calories   5   g fat

Eggnog  Latte (Tall-12oz)                                                          370 calories  17 g fat


Dunkin Donuts

Coffee Coolata w/ cream (Small-16oz)                                    400 calories  23 g fat

Gingerbread Latte (Medium-16oz)                                           330 calories  9 g fat

White Hot Chocolate (Medium-14oz)                                       340 calories  12 g fat


Jamba Juice

Pumkin Smash (16oz)                                                             390 calories   0 g fat

Peanut Butter Moo’d (16oz)                                                    470 calories   10 g fat

Mocha Mojo (16oz)                                                                350 calories   1.5 g fat


Why not try this instead. It’s my version of Tim Horton’s iced cappuccino with extra protein!!

And now with my new found love for Almond Milk, I could shave off a few more calories.