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The Most Common Nutrition Mistakes

These common nutrition mistakes can lead anyone astray. Learn how to avoid them for better health.

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You upgrade your coffee to a flavored latte
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37. You upgrade your coffee to a flavored latte

THE RESULT: Your latte isn’t as skinny as you think.

THE FIX: Seemingly small upgrades to your morning coffee can amp up the calorie load more than you may think. A 12-ounce serving of brewed coffee clocks in at less than 5 calories; the addition of a tablespoon of full-fat half-and-half and one sugar packet brings the total calories to less than 35. But if you upgrade to a skinny latte, the total goes to 100. Make it a full-fat latte, and you increase it to 180. Add on whipped cream, and it’s now at 240. A pump of syrup adds 20 more calories. When it comes to building your latte, do the math and know how many calories you’re willing to devote to your morning cup of joe.


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