Starbucks can be a dangerous place.
Coffee can't contain that many calories… can it? Yes, it can contain hundreds and hundreds.
Though one woman claimed that it was Starbucks that allowed her to drop 85 pounds!
The 66-year-old woman from Virginia claims that she has breakfast, lunch and dinner at Starbucks, and has been doing so for the past two years because they offer "really healthy choices."
She was able to use their labeled foods to count calories and figure out a diet that worked for her.
Her typical diet was an oatmeal and black coffee breakfast, a bistro box for lunch (snack pack of cheeses, breads and fruit, or a panini) then another box for dinner and sometimes a brownie desert if she had gone for a bike ride that day.
"Nothing hurts any more. I used to attribute some of my aches and pains to aging. I have no medical issues whatsoever. I just feel like a kid again."
We're so glad this woman found a system that works for her. Truly.
But a registered dietitian still says these types of diets aren't exactly healthy, saying:
"What we know about diets is that they don’t work in the long term. When you follow something that eliminates entire food groups and limits you to one particular restaurant, it’s very difficult to be healthy and meet all of your nutrition needs."
So thinking about going on the Starbucks or Subway diet?
Maybe replace a meal with a healthy take out option every now and again, but variety is the key to health.
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