Member Comments for the Article:

Danger Drinks and Healthy Alternatives

Healthy Eating Goes Beyond the Food You Eat

104 Comments

Leave a Comment Return to Article
  • Very useful information
  • Very useful information
  • A skinny, nonfat, almond milk iced drink at my favorite barrister came in at 22 gr of carbs for a grande. . Are you kiddin' me? I will make mine at home with SF syrup, protein powder and my own coffee topped with 0 cal "foam" AND get 20 gr of protein and 1 carb.
  • You have to be so careful of hidden sugar and fat calories with these kinds of drinks. The trade-off suggestions are awesome!
  • multiple studies now that show whole milk is better for you than previously thought. Recommended for children. Don't choose skim over whole for your kids. I used to buy only skim milk. I now buy 2% for the whole family.
  • MS_GODDESS
    I still love a soda every now and then - but really watch my intake and use a SodaStream at home (less sugar than commercial sodas). And I make sure to track those calories!
  • love my water and anti inflammatory smoothies
  • My liquid downfall is Cappuccino and we bought 14 oz. cups to enjoy just enough. It is instant and I use water; not milk. I drink 2 of these a day and have cut back to 12 oz. servings.
  • BLONDY01
    I used to drink a lot of soda, never been a big drinker of coffee or beer. I limit juice to my protein shakes/smoothies, and I have had a Soda Stream for several years now and only drink that instead of store bought. I like that they use Splenda, which is the only artificial sweetener that my body tolerates. I drink quite a bit of water and hot tea. I've been looking at the fruit infused water thing to switch it up a bit so have to see how that goes.
  • All of the yummy coffee drinks are enormous sugar and calorie bombs...no bueno! I am a girl who looOooOves coffee, and I typically drink it black. However, having a son once employed as a barista, I know that almost ALL drinks can be made in a skinnier version and can be made with sugar free syrups...sans whipped topping as well. Some would balk at the sugar free syrups, yet I have so little of it (we are talking rare treat) that I am okay with it. On a daily basis I have switched to unsweetened almond milk as a way to cut carbs, sugar and calories. Otherwise, I don't drink my calories...I am a girl who loves to eat tooOoO much.
  • STEPHIESMITH92
    My guilty pleasure are the cheap, sweet cappuccinos at gas stations. I finally decided to take a look at the nutritional facts, and holy cow. That drink accounts for almost half my daily calories if I get a large. As you said in your post, I'll be more conscious of what I put in my coffee. I'll save those cappuccinos as a rare treat, but for now I'll use healthy creamers and calorie free sweeteners. Thanks for sharing!
    www.bestlifeint.com
  • HEIDISHOPE
    When my family wants to eat at McD's or anywhere else that offers tea, I fill 1/4 of the cup with the Sweet Tea and fill the rest of the cup with Unsweetened Tea. Still tastes sweet and takes the bitter out of the unsweet tea.
  • Didn't they find that lower fat versions of milk and milk products contain other questionable ingredients to make up for the fat/flavor loss? I do not drink Milk, but I have found that when I use cream, I use real half and half and I use less than if I used a "low fat" version of it. It is all a gimmick to get us hooked on whatever they can. They lie to us and tell us things are healthy all the time. We are rats in a big unorthodox experiment and until we open our eyes and realize anything packaged is likely not good for us!
  • JUDYERAE
    I would advocate lowfat over skim milk.

Comment Pages (7 total)
12345 Next › Last »
Leave a comment


  Log in to leave a comment.