Calories in Tea and Coffee

Oct 7, 2015 | Eating Right

How many calories did you consume yesterday… no idea? You’re not alone. Many of us eat foods we think are smart choices, but they could be an energy dense calorie catch-out, contributing to weight gain. Avoid these calorie catch-outs and you might find your body shape changing faster than before!

Firstly do you even know what your daily caloric allowance is? A general guide for weight loss is 1200-1500cal/day for women and around 2000 cal/day for men. Determine your personal daily caloric intake for weight loss.

One common catch-out is coffee and tea. A couple of innocent coffee’s can end up costing you close to half your daily allowance!

calorie content of tea and coffee

Coffee shop coffee and tea
Here is a list of your favorite drinks, total calories and percentage of your daily allowance:

If you drink one coffee shop coffee per day from Starbucks or similar, you will be consuming close to ¼ of your daily allowance. If you have 2 coffees, there’s almost ½ your day gone! That’s a lot of calories for a little drink!

Solution

  1. Drink no more than 1 coffee shop coffee/tea per day
  2. Always take the skinny option
  3. Never add syrups, whipped cream etc
  4. Try herbal teas that don’t require milk
  5. Drink more water
  6. Order the smallest size

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