For those who really cannot break up with coffee. Here are some few things I do to keep the caffeine circulating in my body everyday.
1. NEVER GO FOR A FRAPPUCCINO!
Always go for the smallest size. Yeah! lighter option at Starbucks and NSA frappe at Coffee Bean ranges from 100 calories to 200 calories but a frappuccino is still a frappuccino. I’m a great fan of coffee and I would like to remind you that it was really hard to break up with frappe.
However, if you really need a break and really crave for it. Here’s a link for your preference
Another reminder, there’s a relationship between estrogen level and soy. Avoid soy milk. It doesn’t do good with weight loss. I can’t go on the nitty-gritty part, I just watched an expert on YouTube talking about this. Just do your research too.
2. No Milk. Pure black as much as possible.
There are only few times that I go pure black. It really depends on my mood and on the coffee shop. I cheat! For the nth time, it’s recommended that for variation we can have coffee and tea instead of soda but make sure that your coffee is pure black and I CAN’T HAVE IT PURE BLACK! Let’s go to the next one, this isn’t helpful anymore.
3. Go for SFV(Sugar free vanilla), NSA (no sugar added) or 1/2 tsp of brown sugar.
SFV and NSA really cut the calories on your drink. It could make a 300-calorie frappe into less than 180 calories.
Th difficulty on this one?
I have been to different coffee shops in our country and Starbucks offers the best option. Not only when it comes to caloric counting but they really provide the coffee, the way you want it. Coffee Bean also has NSA but it’s only for the frappe. They don’t offer SFV (based on the branches that I’ve been to). I usually asked other coffee shops but they usually say they don’t offer such. Even going low fat milk, they don’t. I guess, Krispy Kreme does have low fat milk for coffee but an original sugar glazed is 180 or 190 calories.
4. Go for the Smallest Size
Usually, I order, tall-sized Cafe Americano with SFV. The barista told me that it’s 2 pumps for tall, 3 for grande and 4 for venti. So GO FOR THE SMALLEST SIZE. By the way, 1 pump is 20 calories.
See, it doesn’t only save you for having more caffeine, it also saves you from paying more for a larger size.
To wrap it up, at least we can still have brewed, Americano or instant. A piece of advice, you really cannot get everything that you want. And I guess, living a healthier life means starting to choose the best alternatives and being disciplined with our food intake. It was difficult on my part at first, but I got used to it. 🙂 You can even go further than what I did. You might have your coffee –PURE BLACK.