It really is worth breaking the addiction to "Fraps" - they are just RIDICULOUS when it comes to fat, sugar, overall calories, their ability to be consumed in a flash without the drinker ever recognizing that "600 calories just went down."
But that doesn't mean you can't have some fun with your summer beverages!
While travelling in Mexico, I developed a real affection for "licuados" and "aguas frescas" - good luck finding such a think at Starbucks but they are really easy to make if you have a blender. It's basically just fruit (and probably some sugar, depending), blended with milk (licuado) or water (refrescos) and ice. These will quench your thirst while remaining in the realm of reality, calorie-and-fat-wise.
Or ice tea. Though depending how you make it, this can be a sugar bomb. But you can work at reducing the amount of sweetener you need (or replace it with an artificial sweetener).
Or lemonade. Or limeade. Or crystal light. Or a wine spritzer. You can even "cut" a cooler or cider with sparkling water to a degree, without taking away from the pleasure of it.
Just say no to frappucino! Yeah "everything in moderation" but personally? When a "treat beverage" contains all the calories and more of my breakfast and lunch combined? I just don't see how it is ever "worth it."
Edited by: BUNNYKICKS at: 6/4/2013 (22:26)
Goal 1 - break 200 (46 pounds lost)**DONE**
Goal 2 - leave obesity behind (BMI 29.9, at 185#) **DONE**
Goal 3 - BMI = Normal (154# or less)
| current weight: 174.0