TWEAK OF THE WEEK…Is your morning coffee to blame for those extra pounds you can’t seem to lose?

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“Do you think about the number of calories you consume when you order your morning coffee drink? If you are trying to lose weight, you probably should. Some popular drinks at your favorite coffee spot contain up to 500 calories. If you add that to a breakfast meal, you could easily consume an entire day’s calories before you start your morning.”

“You don’t have to give up the trip to your favorite coffee shop just because you’re living a healthy lifestyle. If you love your morning java fix, keep it on the menu. But learn to order a low-calorie coffee drink instead. The calories you eliminate by making just a few small changes could have a big impact when it’s time to step on the scale.”

TheFittChick uses SweetLeaf™ vanilla creme coffee drinks to make it taste like a latte WITHOUT the calories. Another great zero calorie sweetener is the Torani Sugar-free flavored syrups. The sugar-free caramel or vanilla adds a lot of flavor to just a plain cup of coffee. If its the creaminess your looking for, remember that skim milk has 85 calories a cup, soy milk has 75-100 calories per cup, half and half has 315 calories per cup, and fat-free half and half has 142 calories per cup. How about unsweetened almond milk for only 40 calories a cup, or Coffee-mate sugar-free french vanilla coffee creamer for 15 calories a TBSP.

Remember for every extra 100 calories you consume each day, is an extra 10 pounds at the end of the year. Most of the large coffee chains have nutrition information online. Looking up your favorite drink may be an eye-opener for you if you consider your coffee drink just that – a drink and not a meal! Try some of these tips to make your Morning Buzz FittChick “approved.”

LiveFitt!…BeFitt!

Check out this link for the calories in some of your favorite coffee drinks…http://www.diet-blog.com/08/how_many_calories_in_coffee.php

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[…] Is Your Morning Coffee Packing on the Pounds? […]

This is actually a really nice observation. I never really considered coffee as a contributor to those excess fats. But come to think of it, coffee is very addicting. I, for one can’t last a day without drinking coffee especially when it comes in different variant. I guess I’m a coffee addict and I never really thought of this before. Thanks for sharing. I will definitely try to get rid of this coffee addiction.

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