If there is anything that Crossfitters, bodybuilders, endurance athletes, weightlifters, powerlifters, ballet dancers, cardio bunnies and couch potatoes can unite together and celebrate, it’s the fact that coffee exists and is calorie free.
However, if you don’t drink your coffee black then you are consuming extra calories in your cup. Make sure that your daily latte isn’t contributing to your stalled weight loss.
WAG has been tracking coffee for years. We even have a barista on staff! So if you enjoy a milky, barista-made coffee then we have some pointers to help you track the calorie and macronutrient content of your cappuccino as accurately as possible.
A little side note — we’ve already brought you Starbucks Macro Hacks. So if you want to turn your orange mocha Frappuccinos into something more macro friendly, check that blog post out too!
Short of asking the barista to weigh your milk (if you want to, do it...I would!) here is the 411 about what’s your cup.
Mocha, vanilla, caramel and hazelnut lattes are all extremely carb dense. 1 ounce / 30 g of syrup in your cup is giving you between 15 - 30 g of carbs. Be mindful when adding flavors!
Use this infographic to be mindful of how much milk is going into your cup. Whole, skim, 2%, nonfat, soy, almond, etc., the averages apply to them all. Now enjoy that latte without worry!
Sometimes our macro-tracking regimen has no margin for error and estimating simply isn’t good enough.
The best way to track your approximate milk intake is to:
Staying on track and enjoying lattes?! #WAGgoals
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