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How The Calories In Your Coffee Could Be The Key To Shedding A Few Pounds

WHO RULES THE WORLD? COFFEE LOVERS!

How do you take your coffee? Black, cream and sugar, half & half? However you partake, you are in good company.

new study says, 51% of Americans are drinking coffee every day.

But, if you tend to doctor up your coffee, those caloric additions could be adding to your waistline bit by bit.

Those who drink their coffee black consume about 69 fewer total calories per day, on average, than those who add sweeteners, cream or other substances to their coffee.

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Graphic by Julie McMahon

OKAY, BUT HOW BAD COULD IT REALLY BE?

69 calories a day. What's that add up to?

483 calories a week.

25,116 calories a year.

Or to put it visually.

Now I love me some hamburgers, but eating an extra 70 a year?

There are only 365 days in a year, people. That's like eating a burger every 5 days.

Actually, that doesn't sound half bad. 🙂

Okay, back to the topic of coffee.

You know all those creamer cups and sugar packets aren't doing you any favors, but I get it. Cutting the sweet goodness from your morning coffee is nightmare fuel.

A few years back, we wrote a 5 step challenge to help folks reduce and remove sweeteners from their coffee. I personally put the challenge to the test and today I only put a 1/2 packet of Stevia in my coffee.

Not completely gone, but certainly better than I was.

No one says it has to happen overnight or even every day. Can you say, CHEAT DAY!

To get you started here are some simple steps.

Simple Steps To Cut The Sweetener:

Step 1 - Drop to 1 creamer pack per cup.
Step 2 - 1/2 creamer pack per cup
Step 3 - No creamer. 2 packets of sweetener per cup
Step 4 - 1 packet of sweetener per cup
Step 5 - 1/2 packet of sweetener per cup
(not yet here) Final Step - No more additives

I suggest giving the full article a read for all the details.

For the die-hard coffee lovers who say, coffee ain't coffee without your cream, I know this post will have no sway. So let's go with, everything in moderation.

HT UPI.com

 

 

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