Struck By A Cup Of Coffee

After a great workout this morning I decided to stop by Starbucks and grab my regular cup of black coffee. As always, I activated my ‘see-no-evil’ glasses that come in handy and shield me from the ever-tempting goodies (cookies, cake, scones etc) on display whenever my eyeballs go a wandering.

While waiting in line I idly schemed through the drinks menu and (mistake #1 ) decided to switch the bold coffee for a whooper cup of double white chocolate mocha minus the whip cream and with non fat milk. Feeling great about my workout and coffee treat, I strolled out the store sipping on my little piece of heaven.

Five minutes later I was home and couldn’t get over how great this coffee tasted. It probably was only about 150 calories…right? I should have probably stopped thinking at this point. But (mistake # 2) my brain kept ticking and the need for a finite answer got the best of me. With that, I reached out to my good friend Google and the findings for coffee calories knocked the socks off my feet.

The answer: My little indulgence was a ludicrous 370 calories containing 15 grams of fat which is about 130 calories of fat, 48 grams of carbs, and 12 grams of protein….and oh yeah how about 60 grams of sugar. I might as well have ordered “A cup of heart attack topped off with diabetes”! Who ever knew this much damage could be contained in a tall 12 oz cupful! It’s times like these that make me wish we had a real life “undo” button because I would have gladly puked that garbage out!! I don’t even want to think what the nutritional value of a Venti (20oz) looks like…wait for it… 501 calories! And this my friends is the epitome of insanity! Have 2 of those babies (ventis) and you’ve consumed almost a day’s worth of calories!! I feel horrible for those that consume such every single day as a way of life.

First reaction, I trashed the almost empty cup and chugged some water, not sure why, but I felt as though that was the best way to atone for my ‘irresponsible behavior’. It’s one thing to indulge in a slice of cake that I KNOW is 300 calories but drinking a cup of ‘fancy’ coffee that’s cruising incognitocalorie-wise made me feel bamboozled.

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