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No more Mocha Frappachino's

Sunday, September 30, 2012

The last time I had a mocha frappachio was about three weeks ago. I looked up the calories and I think it said it was about 350 calories and I forgot the fat and protein but i guess they were high also. So if i wanted to just have that for lunch that was it. It also was not good for my diabetes.

I learned from that mistake by telling myself WHERE DOES ALL THAT SUGAR GO? and do i really need all those extra calories? when i could be eating something alot better.?

Now i drink venti iced latte's or now that the weather is getting colder I am drinking venti latte's with six splenda , so no sugar and its only 170 calories and with non fat milk i am getting my milk in for the day. so it's not so bad.

I am trying to do this with all my food and drinks. Sometimes you just have to have something that's a bit fattening. like my birthday cake for instance, but i had one slice and it was so dry and terrible we ended up taking it back. and we didn't get another cake. which was probably good as i would have ended up eating it .

So these are a couple of things I am doing to correct my former mistakes that I have made. They are helping, Losing weight and having a more healthy diet.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SIMPLY4DHEART 10/5/2012 1:59AM

    I did not know,I am glad I don't drink that! Thank you for the information!

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BETHYSMAMA 10/1/2012 11:17AM

    I saw an interesting article that showed a 1500 calories just by having drinks through out the day.

I did something really drastic last month with my coffee choice and cut out adding sweatners altogether.

What I found was after a few weeks when I did have coffee that was sweat I no longer cared for it. I also found I had less sugar cravings in general.

My normal coffee drink is now a regular drip with half n half. Less then 50 calories. Didn't need all the milk either.

But really play around with your drink order and what you put in it. There are so many alternatives.

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PINKNFITCARLA 9/30/2012 3:32PM

    I save a few calories for a salted caramel mocha frap (light with no whip) and a pumpkin spice frap this time of year. I only allow myself one every 2 weeks, but I budget for it and enjoy it!

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SHARON10002 9/30/2012 9:47AM

    I too love the Mocha Frappachinos at Starbucks. I saw on Dr. Oz that if you order the smallest size with non-fat milk, and no whip that it's only clocks in at 150 calories.

I did however find this recipe on Spark People for an even lighter version:

I hope this helps you to enjoy your treat once in awhile. I always make room for it in my nutritional tracker for the day, too.
I am hooked on their Pumpkin Spice lattes and Fraps. I am so happy when Fall arrives so that I can have one. I usually reserve it for a birthday treat. Yesterday I found a recipe for the syrup on the internet, and made my own with Domino Light which is a combo of Stevia and sugar. It's 5 calories for a tablespoon. So this morning I'm going to make my own Pumpkin Spice latte using Unsweetened Almond Milk and my homemade low cal syrup.
Spark Recipes does take care of us in helping to offer healthy alternatives to our favorites.
Good luck with this SP version. . . Hope it helps you enjoy your favorite drink without breaking the calorie bank!

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PRAIRIECROCUS 9/30/2012 1:51AM

    All the best, on your SparkPeople journey !

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YOBOELI 9/30/2012 12:56AM

    I did the same when I saw what was really in them I decided it wasn't worth it Good Luck

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