20 Worst Drinks in America; Calorie Counts (Think Before you Drink)by Sonja Rose on Oct. 14, 2010, under Health
Men’s Health Magazine published a list of the “20 Worst Drinks in America” in May 2010. Here are the calorie counts of those drinks: (knowledge is power when Living the Thin lifestyle).
20. Snapple Agave Melon Antioxidant Water, 20-oz. bottle: 150 calories
19. SoBe Green Tea, 20-oz. bottle: 240 calories
18. Rockstar Energy Drink, 16-oz can: 280 calories
17. Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccino, 13.7 oz. bottle: 290 calories
16. Sunkist, 20-oz. bottle: 320 calories
15. Sierra Nevada Bigfoot, 12-oz. bottle of beer: 330 calories
14. Tropicana Tropical Fruit Fury Twist, 20-oz bottle: 340 calories
13. Arizona Rx Energy, 23-oz. can: 345 calories
12. Arizona Kiwi Strawberry, 23-oz. can, 345 calories
11. Starbucks Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha with Whipped Cream, venti, 20 oz.: 660 calories
10. Auntie Anne’s Wild Cherry Lemonade Mixer, 32 oz.: 470 calories
9. Starbucks White Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream, venti, 20 oz.: 520 calories
8. Dairy Queen Caramel MooLatte, 24 oz.: 870 calories
7. Traditional Red Lobster Lobsterita, 24 oz.: 890 calories
6. Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream Soda, large, 28.6 oz.: 960 calories
5. Krispy Kreme Lemon Sherbet Chiller, 20 oz.: 980 calories
4. Cosi Double Oh! Arctic Mocha (gigante, 23 oz.): 1,210 calories
3. McDonald’s Triple Thick Chocolate Shake, large, 32 oz.: 1,160 calories
2. Smoothie King Peanut Power Plus Grape, large, 40 oz.: 1,498 calories
1. Cold Stone PB&C (Gotta Have it Size, 24 oz.): 2,010 calories
Given your height, weight, gender and activity level, 2,000 calories is about the amount of calories a person consumes every day. Do you want it to be all in a Cold Stone “Gotta Have it Milkshake?” I know life is all about choices, and that there are No More Bad Foods (one of my other blogs), just know what you’re drinking, and don’t be fooled that just because it’s liquid, that it must not have many calories in it.
Calories have a way of sneaking into our daily food plans. Personally, for zero calories drinks I prefer water, iced tea and Diet Coke. I also drink V-8 every day (see Confessions of a V-8 addict) — the 5.5-oz. cans, at only 30 calories each, mostly because they taste good and provide a full serving of vegetables. I stay away away from fruit drinks, sugared sodas, fancy alcoholic beverages and coffee drinks and anything thick.
Beware the liquid calories. Know the calorie counts of every beverage (or a good guesstimate) — it’s a good way to gain power over your daily calorie count, and be in control of weight maintenance.