Starbucks - a coffee shop or fast food?
We are accustomed to thinking of Starbucks as a coffee shop rather than a fast food, and in most cases we forget that drinks and desserts can even be caloric than Bigmack. Remember that the Sinabon bun contains more than 1000 calories .
In addition, many nutritionists associate the obesity epidemic precisely with the tradition of eating on the go - you take a mug of coffee and dessert, and eat them on the go. As a result, you consume a significant amount of calories so quickly that you do not even notice it.
The most high-calorie drink
The undisputed champions in Starbucks calorie content are frappuccino and autumn drinks - in fact, they consist of sugar, syrups and cream. In addition, the basis of syrups is most often high- calorie glucose-fructose syrup .
As a result, the average portion of frappuccino contains about 600 calories, while New Year's hot chocolate with peppermint contains almost 750 calories. It is believed that this is one of the most high-calorie drinks in the world.
Desserts and Baking
It's no secret that waffles, pastries and sweets contain a lot of calories - but we often don’t even know how much. It turns out that only two croissants or one cookie with white chocolate contain 500 calories each.
The reason for such a high nutritional value lies in the ingredients - sugar, all the same insanely high-calorie glucose-fructose syrup, as well as confectionery fats (usually it’s cheap palm oil).
Are they getting fat from Starbucks?
Given that the average daily calorie requirement is usually from 2000 to 3000 kcal, a large portion of sweet coffee with whipped cream and pastries (1500 kcal) will practically cover the daily calorie intake.
But, you can’t eat coffee and waffles, because after a few hours all these calories are absorbed by the body, and will be processed into subcutaneous fat. Remember that to deposit a gram of fat you need 9 kcal - as a result, 150 extra grams of fat will appear on the waist.
How to cut calories?
A few rules to help you reduce your calorie intake if you're still planning on drinking or eating at Starbucks. First, never take the largest volume of drink - take medium or small.
Secondly, do not add sugar, syrup or cream to coffee or tea, and try to use skim milk. Thirdly, try to avoid frappuccino, and any sweet drinks - most often there is more sugar in them than you can imagine.
Do not forget that the Starbucks menu is almost a list of the most high-calorie foods and desserts. Here you will find drinks of 700 calories and the most high-calorie sweets - waffles, cakes and cookies with chocolate (almost 500 kcal per serving).