How To Drink At Starbucks Without Getting Fat

Twenty years ago, the idea that someone would get a good chunk of their daily calories from a coffee-based beverage would have seemed odd. But these days, a lot of people get not just their caffeine fix — but also their sugar and whipped cream fixes — from high-calorie beverages at Starbucks.

The folks at have come up with some tips for getting in and out of the java joint without busting a button on your pants.

Among the tips are the more obvious:
*Just order a regular coffee.
*Order a short (8 oz.). It’s not on the menu, but it’s available for almost every Starbucks beverage.
*Go with skim or 1% milk.

Then they list some beverages that aren’t necessarily going to enlarge your waistline:
*A classic Cappucino is only 90 calories when made with 2% milk.
*Shaken iced teas don’t include sugar. Even if you add a bit of lemonade and sugar, you can get away with 100 calories for one.

And then there are the drinks to avoid if you’re trying to trim down:
* The iced peppermint white chocolate mocha. 420 calories for just a tall (if made with 2% milk and whipped cream).
* The strawberries and cream Frappuccino. 360 calories for the tall (if made with 2% milk and whipped cream).
* White hot chocolate. 380 calories and 15 g of fat for the tall (if made with 2% milk and whipped cream).

How to Visit Starbucks Without Blowing Your Diet []