Thursday, May 29, 2008

Summer Time Coffee

It's funny how during the summer, coffee becomes dessert.

The minute the hot weather hits, coffee gets iced, blended, mixed, topped and garnished. It ends up being a Frankenstein liquefied version of a coffee cake.

Now, here is how I differ from most nutrition critics - I don't think there is anything wrong with this.

It is OK to drink a sugar, fat and coffee concoction as long as you realize that this is no longer your 100 Calorie morning cup of Java. It is now dessert. And it must be treated like dessert.

If you consume 300 Kcals and 50 grams of sugar from your coffee drink (which by the way isn't much worse than drinking 500 ml of chocolate milk) then you simply need to cut back on your calorie and sugar intake at some other point during the day.

A wide variety of foods can all be fit into a healthy diet, as long as by the end of the day, everything has balanced out to include a wide variety of foods and a reasonable total calorie intake.


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Tina said...

I totally agree. Starbucks drinks usually end up as a dessert for me.

Angie said...

Yup! Starbucks is my weekend treat! And I even get the sugar free kind, but to me, its a treat!