How to order a healthier coffee drink

How to order a healthier coffee drink

Make small changes to drink fewer calories and less fat.

Request ‘skim milk’ and ‘no whipped cream’ in your daily espresso drink and save up to 230 calories and 26 grams of fat a day. That’s 1610 calories and 182 grams of fat a week!

Someone who weighs 200 lbs would have to walk more than 13 miles to burn 1610 calories! Calories burned walking one mile.

Request skim (nonfat) milk

Depending on the size of your drink, you can save up to:

  • 120 calories a day (840 calories a week)
  • 15 grams of fat a day (105 grams a week)

Hold the whip

Request no whipped cream and save up to:

  • 110 calories a day (770 calories a week)
  • 11 grams of fat a day (77 grams a week)

Depending on where you purchase your espresso drink, it might be made with whole milk and whipped cream unless you request something different.

Research the nutritional information for your favorite coffee or espresso drink and see how you many calories and grams of fat you can save with a few small changes.


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