Monday, January 24, 2011

Goodbye Starbucks :(

was a time in my life where I ordered a Venti Cinnamon Dolce Latte EVERYday!  I had a Starbucks card setup that would automatically add $50 to my card when my balance got low.

Now that I am a little more money-conscious AND nutrition-conscious - I have been limiting my visits.  Well, yesterday I decided to treat myself to a post-church snack.  I ordered a Grande White Chocolate Mocha w/ nonfat milk and no whip - and a reduced fat banana chip coffee cake.  Well - I added in my little 'treats' to myfitnesspal (the app I talked about here) and it turns out I paid ALOT for those!  I cannot believe the calories and even worse, the SUGAR!

Reduced-Fat Banana Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake
Reduced-Fat Banana Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake
Calories 390
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 4.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 500mg
Total Carbohydrate 79g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 51g
Protein 5g

51 GRAMS OF SUGAR!!!  And they call this reduced fat! omg! lets add in the Latte:

Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha  (w/ nonfat milk and  no whip)
Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha
Calories 430
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol <5mg
Sodium 230mg
Total Carbohydrate 79g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 75g
Protein 14g

OK.. so, tack on another 430 calories and another SEVENTY-FIVE grams of sugar!  YIKES.
I think its safe to say that me and Starbucks are going to have to go on a break  :-(


  1. It's sad, isn't it? Here's what I do to replace that feeling of indulgence while cutting the calories drastically: I make espresso drinks at home and pull out a frozen butter cookie or two (home-made, of course!) For me, a lot of what I want to purchase at Starbucks is actually the feeling of a break with a little treat, which can be had for far fewer calories!

    Although... I understand not everyone is so obsessed with coffee that they bought an espresso machine. But you can make something like a cafe au lait even without one!


  2. It's hard, I know. I used to be a D and D addict. I still get coffee from there from time to time, but I now do black coffee and nothing else. I will only eat treats I make (NO sugar added. I use agave and raw honey only) The other day, I had a piece of cake, a beer and a slice of pizza at a friends house for their birthday. I felt like UTTER crapola for the entire night after that. It reminded me how bad all that junk is. It was a good reminder that I have made the right choices in my life when I made the changes I made. I will stick to it much better in the future!

  3. :( I love Starbucks. I guess I'm just going to have to love having ripped abs even more than the deliciousness of pastries and lattes.