If you need a hit of caffeine, Starbucks is probably a go-to. But if you’re trying to lose weight, a daily Starbucks habit could wreak havoc on your good intentions. With an overwhelming amount of tempting options beyond a zero-calorie black coffee, it’s easy to order a beverage that rivals a pastry nutritionally. Frappuccinos and loaded mochas are obvious calorie-bombs that everyone knows we should avoid, but even lattes add up — especially when you order larger and larger sizes. In fact, Starbucks recently rolled out a new drink size, the 31-ounce Trenta, which is one ounce short of a quart.
But you don’t have to give up your daily fix to stay on track. These dietitian-approved tricks will help you navigate the menu so you can find healthy, satisfying options to keep you on track.