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Calorie Swapping

Posted on | February 23, 2010 | No Comments

Throughout the day we unknowingly take in alot of calories & sugar through the drinks we consume.  One of my personal habits is enjoying Latte’s or flat whites every day…. I keep it to only 1 per day about 4 days per week but for others enjoying more than that you could be “drinking yourself to weight gain”.

Cappuccino's have approx 140 Calories + 20 cals for every tsp of sugar you add

Cappuccino's have approx 140 Calories + 20 cals for every tsp of sugar you add

Did you know that the average milk based coffee has approximately 140 calories (if you add sugar that’s even more) – so that certainly does add up.  Based on energy requirements for women being 1200 calories / day and men at 1500 calories / day it certainly can add up if you are a coffee addict.  Not to mention all the other fluids consumed throughout the day with unneeded calories such as sodas and juices.

If you can’t do without your caffeine fix – try swapping the milky coffee’s for tea as it has just as much caffeine as tea does with only about 2 calories per cup (without sugar)

It will certainly make a difference.

Tea has just as much caffeine as coffee - but very little caloriesTea has has much caffeine as coffee but very little calories

Other Nutrition Facts on Drinks:

  • Soda:  120+ Calories (has 10+ teaspoons sugar)
  • Juice:  140+ Calories per glass (has 8+ teaspoons sugar)
  • Red Wine:  110 Calories per glass
  • Beer:  140 calories per bottle
  • 30ml Vodka:  60 Calories
  • Iced Lemon Tea:  110 Calories per can
  • Red Bull:  160 calories per can
  • Ribena:  190 Calories
  • Hot Chocolate:  200 Calories
  • Milkshake: 300 Calories
  • Gloria Jeans Caramel Latte:  245 Calories
  • Gloria Jeans Iced Chocolate:  470 Calories
  • Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccino:  390 Calories
  • Starbucks Espresso:  5 Calories

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