Posts Tagged ‘Starbucks’

How many calories are in a drink from STARBUCKS? – I Love Coffee

How many calories are in a drink from STARBUCKS? – I Love Coffee.

Brilliant!  Lots of people would drop 5 bucks on a coffee drink …. but would they for the same number of calories drink 5 cans of cola?

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Will a frappuccino a day hurt my diet results?

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Thanks for the question from an in-person counselee — asked with a curious little laugh that let me know you were pretty sure the answer is Yes.

Yes, the answer is yes.

A grande frappe is 400+ calories …. subtract the whipped cream and it’s 370 but, hey, a frap, no-whip, tastes like a mixture of coffee, milk, sugar, and ice crystals, heavy on the ice crystals. Which is pretty much what it is.

You could go down to a tall frappe, sugar free, light, and get down near 100 calories.  But it won’t taste the same.  At all.  At all, at all.   And here’s the rub. If you go into your food plan substituting really sad imitations for every one of your favorite indulgences, it’ going to be a sad experience.

What to do?  Allow me to suggest that maybe you’d like black coffee if you drink it for awhile.  Myself, I like black coffee with a squirt of honey and some whole milk. It’s good!  Actually I like it better than a frappe which I always thought tasted like a coffee slushie anyway.

Try your very hardest to IMPROVE your taste experiences while you’re losing weight, an you’ll be much better off.  After a few weeks of training your taste buds for the natural amount of sweetness and flavors  in foods, foods you never noticed before will just literally explode with flavor in your mouth.  I promise,

Burger King Latte review

We had a bit of interest in this new product since it’s being heavily marketed and is a $1 special right now.  Except it’s misnamed.

A latte is espresso and steamed milk and the resulting foam.  That’s all.  You might have the good fortune of finding it made by a skilled barista who’s varying the process by how your actual makings are doing that particular day; or you may get a cup from somebody at a corporate conglomerate coffee shop who just pressed a button and the machine made a pretty reasonable actual latte.  You’ll get neither of those here.

A Burger King latte comes out of a tap on some kind of thermos.  It tastes vaguely like gas station “cappucino” — a powered beverage — with more creamy something in it.  Being that I had the non-fat, the creamy something is not actually cream, which is sort of scary on its own.  Burger King has not released ingredients on this, that I can find.  It’s creamy something.  Whatever it is, it’s not a latte.

We had the nonfat mocha, which tasted like creamy artificial hot chocolate.

Burger King just recently fell behind Wendy’s in sales volume.  Theyr’e trying pretty much everything, all at the same time, to get back out of third place.   Third place is second loser, and slipping.  Look, if you want to compete with McDonald’s on coffee,  you’ll have to recognize that McDonald’s serves actually pretty good coffee and better than pretty-good machine made espresso beverages.  Similarly made to Starbucks, who, yes, has lost their beautiful, independent, quirky, purple haired, nose-pierced, tattooed soul,  but their machine makes latte.  Compete with that.  Don’t bring this product to the game expecting it’s going to revitalize your breakfast and midday sales.

It’s drinkable, so we’ll give it a C.  It’s not what it’s called, so we’ll have to say, this is down at the bottom of scores we’ve given, right down there in the cellar along with veggie bacon, which is low.

Twinkie diet helps nutrition professor lose 27 pounds – CNN.com

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For 10 weeks, Mark Haub, a professor of human nutrition at Kansas State University, ate one of these sugary cakelets every three hours, instead of meals. To add variety in his steady stream of Hostess and Little Debbie snacks, Haub munched on Doritos chips, sugary cereals and Oreos, too.

His premise: That in weight loss, pure calorie counting is what matters most — not the nutritional value of the food.

The premise held up: On his “convenience store diet,” he shed 27 pounds in two months.

via Twinkie diet helps nutrition professor lose 27 pounds – CNN.com.

You can lose weight with any kind of food intake, provided that your intake is less than is required to maintain your present weight.  Not that you would — but there have been published reports of people eating nothing but Big Macs, nothing but Starbucks, or nothing but Red Bull drink — with short-term weight loss.  And that’s only the few examples I can think of off the top of my head.

Again, not that you should!

But it does go to show that calorie counting — the 100 year old reliable way to lose weight — still works.