None of This Should Surprise You.

I have bad news for you.  Those five-dollar blended coffee-ish iced drinks you get at the Starbucks?  They’re really bad for you.  And not just in economic terms.

Also, it turns out in addition to making you look like an amateur, frozen mixed drinks will set you back nearly a thousand calories. And not because of the half-shot of Bacardi floating around somewhere in your strawberry “daiquiri.”  Bet you didn’t know “daiquiri” had that many i’s, did you?

And those flavored waters that taste so clean and refreshing?  Yeah, that’s a quick hundred calories or so.

This article, compliments of the ever-vigilant research department here at Skipping Dessert, features eleven drinks that are keeping our nation extra-large.  If you stop and think about any of them, it becomes fairly obvious that they not exactly helpful if you’re trying to shed a pound or fifty, but frankly, stopping and thinking isn’t a common occurrence for many of us.

I mean, you know that no matter how fresh and organic the lemonade is, if it’s sweet enough to drink it’s not helping you lose weight.  This piece will help you remember.

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3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Ed McCormick on October 27, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Yes, and if your really trying to lose, those Gatorade bottles people pound down are 50 cal a serving..I’m guessing many people do not stop at the 1 serving amount, and the ones that say it;s just 50 cal, those people prob aren’t struggling with losing the 1/50 or more pounds! Best of luck to everyone!

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  2. ‘Shell here…great article as usual!! Your research department is fantastic!!

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  3. Posted by Amy on November 9, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    There’s a guy at work who’s always bragging about how healthy he’s being because he’s eating organic…beef. Drives me up the wall.

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