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Thursday, September 19, 2013

I've become addicted to starbuck's, but I hate coffee. Go figure, right? I recently had some time off and during that time I was working on a writing project. I found that for some reason I got more writing done at starbucks than anywhere else, including home and other cafes or coffee places. Going there became worthwhile and I was hooked. I know, I feel like a sellout, but at least I'm honest.

As I spent more of my time among the well-to-do people in my neighborhood and their lattes, I discovered something amazing. Starbucks is one of the scariest diet traps ever. My local Starbucks has started posting calorie counts of all food and drink on its menus. I strongly support this practice. However, it made me realize that they carry single serving items that are as much as 400 calories. Yikes! That means that there are people sipping a latte and chowing on a pastry for a snack that adds up to 800 calories.

How do I stay safe in this treacherous environment? I'm lucky. I hate coffe and I hate rich fruit breads. I get the iced tea with splenda instead of syrup and pair it with a greek yogurt or bistro box. I will have this together as a meal which sets me back less than 400 very delicious calories. Yum!
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    I love coffee but I drink it black. Nothing added and black coffee is like 3 calories per 8 oz. I don't go to Starbucks though because why bother for black coffee?

    1677 days ago
  • LJOYCE55
    Being another Starbucks addict, I agree that there are great choices and not so great choices there. I personally love their skinny and mocha light frappacinos. Just the right number of calories for a snack and you can sip on them for an hour. Perfect for afternoon tea.

    1677 days ago
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