Drinking Iced Coffee Calorie Bombs?

Iced CoffeeCoffee shops have always been a place to socialize, and in recent years they have become popular as a place to relax, study, surf the web, do schoolwork, and meet with new or prospective business associates.

Iced coffee has become one of the most popular drinks available at coffee shops.  These drinks became so popular that fast food restaurants have added them to the menu.  Iced coffees which come with Fast food thirst quenchers hit the spot, especially during the warm-weather season.  But some of the creamiest, tastiest blended frappes can be a big threat to your swimsuit figure.

Although a simple iced coffee with skimmed milk in a sixteen ounce cup typically delivers less than 100 calories, when iced coffee is souped up with other ingredients it can become a real “calorie bomb”.   Here are some examples:

Starbucks’ Iced Caramel Macchiato with espresso, vanilla-flavored syrup, milk and caramel sauce over ice, venti size with whole milk:  370 calories

Dunkin’ Donuts’ Caramel Turtle Iced Latte (large size):  440 calories

Cold Stone Creamery’s  Raspberry Truffle Iced Latte:  520 calories

Seattle’s Best Coffee’s Cold-Brewed Marble Mocha with whipped cream, white chocolate shavings, and chocolate drizzle, large size:  540 calories

McDonald’s McCafe Iced Caramel Mocha, large size with all the trimmings (whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and drizzle):  390 calories and 14 grams of fat

Baskin Robbins’ Iced Cappy Mocha Blast, large size:  610 calories and 10 grams of fat.

With these diet-busting high calorie coffee drinks, if the caffeine doesn’t keep you awake, worrying about the added pounds probably will.

mtechlinkedinpumpkinfinalIf iced coffee is living large in your regular diet or if you’re trying to maintain or lose some weight there are some healthier substitutions you can use.  For instance, Mannatech’s TruHealth Latte has less than half the calories, seven times less fat, less sodium, more protein and ten times less sugar than the Pumpkin Spice Latte you buy at the coffee shop. PLUS it is a complete meal replacement, high in fiber, active enzymes and probiotics. With a one container month’s supply for around $60 you can save some money and make one for yourself whenever you want!  Use our Contact Form to learn more.

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