I'm addicted to Starbucks!

maraboricua72
on 12/21/17 2:56 pm

Before surgery I was completely addicted to Coke. I had to have it for breakfast, lunch and dinner plus in between. After surgery, I couldn't have it soI learned to drink coffee. Unfortunately, I found Starbucks to be delightful in it's mocha form. Now, I allowed myself to enjoy this concoction maybe once a week because I would allow it only in the Skinny version (sugar free and non fat milk). I now have it at least twice or three times a week. Is this terribly bad? Do you think that even though it's sugar free it's still causing weight gain?

What are are your thoughts?

Female, 5ft 1in. Highest weight: 215. RNY - 11.22.2007 at 211 lbs. Lowest weight: 111. Weight as of Jan. 2, 2018: 140. Current weight: 133.4. Goal weight is 118 lbs.

Laura in Texas
on 12/22/17 6:45 pm
On December 21, 2017 at 10:56 PM Pacific Time, maraboricua72 wrote:

Before surgery I was completely addicted to Coke. I had to have it for breakfast, lunch and dinner plus in between. After surgery, I couldn't have it soI learned to drink coffee. Unfortunately, I found Starbucks to be delightful in it's mocha form. Now, I allowed myself to enjoy this concoction maybe once a week because I would allow it only in the Skinny version (sugar free and non fat milk). I now have it at least twice or three times a week. Is this terribly bad? Do you think that even though it's sugar free it's still causing weight gain?

What are are your thoughts?

According to the Starbucks website, a grande skinny mocha has 160 calories. Not terrible. If I were maintaining and loved it, I would just budget it into my daily calories. If I were trying to lose weight I would stop drinking it. Liquid calories are the first to go for me. I love eating.

Laura in Texas

51 years old; 5'7" tall; HW: 339 (BMI=53); CW: 140 (BMI=22)

RNY: 09-17-08 Dr. Garth Davis

brachioplasty: 12-18-09 Dr. Wainwright; lbl/bl: 06-28-11 Dr. LoMonaco

"If what you're doing doesn't work, change what you're doing - don't complain that it doesn't work."

Erin T.
on 12/23/17 4:40 am
VSG on 01/17/17

During my weight loss, I ordered all my coffee black and then added my own artificial sweetener and milk to it so I could measure the calories. I figured out I got some protein from the milk (generally I'd go with 2%) and not a terrible amount of calories. In maintenance, I'll now order a Latte with whole milk and no sweetener at all and I love them. I do that maybe 2-3 times per month. I actually have asked the Barista roughly how much milk they use to expresso so I can track them. I'm not noticing any negative trend because tracking them means I'm accounting for the calories. I would have been hard-pressed to include 170 calories into my day during weight loss phase though. I found the best way to drink coffee I really enjoyed, that was easily tracked, was to learn to make good coffee at home. I use heavy cream and premier protein to flavor mine.

VSG: 1/17/17

5'7" HW: 283 SW: 229 CW: 130-ish GW: 145

Pre-op: 53 M1: 22 M2: 12 M3: 12 M4: 8 M5: 10 M6: 11 M7: 5 M8: 6 M9-M13: 15-ish

LBL/BL w/ Fat Transfer 1/29/18

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(deactivated member)
on 1/9/18 11:47 pm
Gwen M.
on 1/14/18 6:01 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

Hopefully it's the unsweetened tea? The sweetened tea has 110 calories per serving. 220 calories from liquid a day is a lot. And the "sweet tea" has 230 calories per serving. Eek.

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 41 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

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janenair
on 1/17/18 1:21 am

I know some bad effect of Starbucks/coffee.here they are
caffeine raises your blood pressure, Affects brain and central nervous system, Contributes to heartburn/acid reflux, Causes stomach/digestive problems, Increases acid production, De-sensitizes your body to caffeine, Affects nutrient absorption.and especially it affects women worse than a man.so as a woman suggest you avoid Starbucks.

redmarx08
on 2/28/18 10:04 pm

I try to ask soy milk instead of milk, less sugar and decaffeinated.

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