While you're enjoying all the holiday festivities, don't forget to pay attention to the liquid calories you are consuming. They add up quickly while not really adding much satiety (meaning it won't fulfill your hunger and you'll still eat as much as you normally would). Many times we're just not aware of how many calories they contribute so we don't think about the impact they can have on our total daily (or weekly) intake. Below is the nutritional information for a sampling of various seasonal beverages available in restaurants across the country. The nutritional information listed reflects the restaurant's standard recipe. Following that, I've listed some simple strategies (some you may already know but may have forgotten) to reduce the calories while still enjoying your favorite seasonal drinks.
Seasonal Coffee Drinks
Ways to Make Your Drinks Healthier:
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