When you’re ordering your hot drinks, follow our top tips:
1. Hold the cream
Cream is very high in calories and saturated fat, so avoid adding it to your coffee or hot chocolate, along with any marshmallows or syrup on top – they’re very high in sugar!
2. Go skinny
Asking for skimmed milk rather than whole milk will reduce the fat and calorie content of your drink, although if you have gone for a sweet drink like hot chocolate or a coffee with flavoured syrup, then it won’t change the amount of added sugar in your cup.
3. Make it a small one
When we talk about a ‘cup’ of coffee, we’re usually talking about the amount you find in a traditional teacup, but on the high street, a ‘regular’ size could be twice as big. Think again before ‘going large’ - you’ll consume less saturated fat, sugar and calories, and be left with more money in your pocket.
4. Say no to the tempting treats
As well as the fancy drink flavours, coffee shops will often try to tempt you with treats-to-go alongside your cuppa. But your drink may contain as many calories as a small meal already and adding a muffin or mince pie will add even more calories, fat and sugar.
Fun Fact – there are 269 calories in your average mince pie!
If you'd like to know more about the number of calories in festive drinks, we're here to help. At Jane Plan we are committed to helping you have a healthier and happier life - so get in touch today by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a wonderful week.
Jane and the team xx