Seriously, where has September gone? This month is just flying by. It is already the 21st, so that means it’s Day 21 of Fitness Cheerleader’s Challenge. Today’s topic: are you a coffee drinker?
I am definitely NOT a coffee drinker. I HATE it. I tried it once, when someone bought me a cup on a drive to go skiing. I couldn’t even bring myself to take one sip. The smell alone grosses me out. I held onto that cup of coffee, just about dying from the smell of it, for over an hour! I have no idea how those of you who like it drink the stuff! Yuck!
My favourite hot drink is a Starbucks Grande, Non-fat, No water, Tazo Chai. It is heaven in a cup.
While the Chai Latte is so delicious, it is also loaded with sugar and quite a few calories. Here is the nutritional information for a Grande, Non-Fat Chai Latte, as posted on the Starbucks webiste….and the way I drink mine is probably worse, since I get mine with no water.
|Calories 210||Calories from Fat 0|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 45g||16%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.|
Just look at the amount of sugar in the thing…43g! That is more than I am technically supposed to be consuming all day, according to MyFitnessPal! In fact, it’s almost double!!! MyFitnessPal shows my target sugar consumption for a day is only 24g. Yikes! 95mg of caffeine probably isn’t a good thing either 😦
I know it is not the best thing for me, but sometimes I just need one! Any my son loves them too. He asks for one just about every day on our way to school. I limit us to one every few weeks. I think today might be a good day for one…it’s Friday…we deserve something for surviving another week!
What about you? Are you a coffee drinker?