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Liquid Calories and Weight Gain

6 Ridiculously Unhealthy Hot Drinks

Some seasonal drinks pack a punch when it comes to fat and calories. Find out what to avoid and what to drink instead

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We can wax poetic about the virtues of green tea and black coffee, but the truth is these low-cal drinks don’t satisfy the urge to sip something rich, creamy, and comforting. With coffee shops promoting pumpkin lattes, hot chocolates, and other rich drinks this season, there are plenty of liquid diet wreckers to tempt you as the weather cools down. (Bing: Liquid calories vs food calories. Which are worse?

“With flavored drinks, the problem is the sugar,” explains Marissa Lippert, RD, author of The Cheater’s Diet. “At four to five pumps of syrup per drink, you can rack up anywhere from 150 to 300 extra liquid calories.” So before you unknowingly knock back a meal’s worth of calories, check out our 6 Unhealthy Hot Drinks, plus slimmed-down versions you can sip guilt free.

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