Many of us may find ourselves making daily trips to the coffee shop to get our favorite drinks, especially during these cold winter months. Some drinks at coffee shops can be fairly high in calories, and it’s very easy to overlook or forget about the calories we’ve consumed from such drinks. In general, it’s more healthy to eat our calories rather than drink them, but I also understand that we need to be realistic, and for many people, the drink from the coffee shop is what emotionally or mentally helps them get through the day.
- Switch to non-fat milk
- Use less sweetener
- Flavor your coffee with spices like cinnamon and nutmeg to reduce the amount of sweetener
- Go easy or light on the syrups
- Leave off the whip cream
- Use the nutrition facts to make decisions (most chain coffee shops have this information available online)
- Don’t be afraid to make modifications or special requests