It seems that once September first hits, people start drinking “Fall Favorites” and seldom think twice about taking the calorie hit. Since the introduction of the “Pumpkin Spice Latte”(click link for calorie information) over 14 years ago, Starbucks has sold over 350 million of them. Indulging in Pumpkin Spice Lattes, aka PSL, and other fall treats can have a negative effect on any eating plan. With the average woman needing to follow a 1,500 calorie diet to lose weight, and a man needing to follow a 2,000 calorie diet, using 380-500 of your daily allowance for a morning coffee is not a wise nutrition choice.
I have included a couple of links to help educate you on just how many calories a person can mindlessly ingest in a day. This first article offers a good overview of how cutting liquid calories can have a positive result on your weight loss. Stealth Assault on Health: Beverages Pack Calorie Punch. Another resource, published in 2015, by the Center for Disease Control, titled “Rethink Your Drink,” offers a comprehensive list of calorie comparisons for popular beverages. So the next time you are thirsty, make sure you count those calories, because they really add up! Just drink water – BAM!!!