Drink Up: Egg Nog Contains as Many Calories As a Doughnut, and Other Liquid Calorie Facts You Need to Know

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Calories that come in liquid form are harder to track than those in food, but we’ve done the math for you.

Below are some of your holiday favorites, broken down in calories, along with tips for slimming down those seasonal beverage specials that are too tempting to pass up, from executive chef Anthony Stewart of Pritikin Longevity Center.

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Hot chocolate (1 cup): 206 calories
Alternative:  (Calories reduced by 1/2)

  • Use unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Skim milk instead of whole milk
  • Splenda to sweeten
  • Frothed skim milk instead of whipped cream

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Egg nog (1 cup): 209 calories
Alternative:  (Calories reduced by 1/3)

  • Replace cream with skim milk
  • Use Splenda instead of syrup
  • Note: this will no longer be thick

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Starbucks Gingerbread Latte (tall): 260 calories
Alternative: (Calories reduced by 1/3)

  • Use skim milk
  • Dissolve ground ginger in hot skim milk with Splenda (instead of ginger syrup)
  • Frothed skim milk instead of whipped cream

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Starbucks Peppermint mocha (tall): 320 calories
Alternative: (Calories reduced by 1/3)

  • Use 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Crème de Menthe (instead of syrup)
  • Hot Skim milk (instead of whole milk)
  • Splenda instead of sugar
  • Frothed skim milk instead of whipped cream

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Dunkin Donuts Red Velvet Latte (small): 230 calories
Alternative: (Calories reduced by 1/3)

  • Stick to the skim milk (instead of whole milk) and Splenda (instead of sugar)
  • Frothed skim milk instead of whipped cream
  • No substitute for the food coloring
2 comments
BlueDuck
BlueDuck

It'll cost more and won't taste as good but what the heck; do you wanna lose weight or don'tcha?