When it comes to coffee, it’s not necessarily excess caffeine you have to worry about. Some coffee drinks can be as high in calories and fat as a shake! One specialty drink, called a white chocolate mocha (made with whole milk), provides as much as 600 calories and 15 grams of fat. Seventy-five percent of the fat is saturated. Top it off with whipped cream, and you can add an extra 200 calories. Another chain offers a 16 ounce mocha that is almost 400 calories, and 25 grams of fat.
The best way to have coffee on your Physicians WEIGHT LOSS Centers’ program is plain. Drink it black without cream or sugar, and it is virtually free of fat and calories. If you do not want to drink it plain, you can add skim milk (if it is on your menu). The next time you want to meet friends for coffee, keep it simple. Specialty coffees can complicate your weight loss progress. Order coffee and add extras on your own, or try an Americano (espresso and hot water) for a less bitter taste!