Hiding in my coffee cup!
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Well, my eyes were just opened! YIKES!! My biggest (let's emphasize that word "BIG") allowed indulgence has been fooling me: My Starbucks NON-FAT iced caramel mocha!
When I first started keeping track of my eating, I picked up a pamphlet from Starbucks showing all the nutritional info. I'm quite the addict (even though it's decal), and seeing that it read 380 calories and 5 grams of fat, I was below my daily calories so knew I could have one EVERY DAY and still loose weight.
Ummm... no.... not exactly. I'm actually the same weight and nothing happened even though my food changed and said I was in range. What's the problem?????
Well, this week I started tracking again. Once again, I've been below my daily counts, so let's indulge, right? Well, I went to the Starbucks website to get numbers (couldn't find my paper) and when I checked on my drink... WHAT???? 500+ calories?!?! WHAT?!!!! There are 17 Grams of fat in my NON-FAT drink?!?!? What's going on here????
And some days I have had one of these drinks in the morning AND at night?! Oh no.... this is not good!
Seems that their pamphlet doesn't include whipped cream (oh yeah,... gotta have all the trimmings!) that automatically come on a drink unless you request it doesn't. Can you say naive??? Hmmm... it probably doesn't include that extra caramel sauce either. I can't believe I've been adding 12 grams of fat in a drink every single day.
I'm on a Starbucks coffee break for awhile. That will not be an easy feat. A tall Chai Tea if I'm having a craving. I think that's doable!