WHAT TO ORDER AT STARBUCKS + AT HOME LATTE

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COFFEEEEEE…

Cannot get of it.  You know how much I love my coffee.  Especially now that I have the busiest toddler I have to chase, plus side note: he’s teething & sleeping the worst so I am running on little sleep here.  But with that said I get shit done & handled with my coffee.

I am always posting what I get on my snapchat & insta stories, and you guys love it & always ask what it is,  So I wanted to make a full post on it.  It is the most simple drink & super good on macros.  When ordering at Starbucks you have to be careful of almost everything on the menu… full of empty calories & sugar.

SO, What to stay away from?

The trick to Starbucks is to order a latte with milk & no added sugars (vanilla, chocolate hazelnut syrup etc..)  Otherwise those drinks will get you.  Most of them are high in sugar, carbs & fat.  All you have to do is google “starbucks calories” & most of them pop up.  For example a Frappuccino Blended Coffee has 51 carbs!!  No thanks.  That is SO much and so not worth it (to me at least)   I would rather have two slices of Aspen Mills whole wheat toast, with some grass fed butter.

SO, what to order?

I always order an Iced Soy Latte w/ cinnamon powder sprinkled on top.  Macros?

Calories: 130, Carbs: 17, Fat:3.5, Protein: 7

Or, I order an Iced Grande Almond Milk Latte w/ cinnamon powder on top.  Macros?

Calories: 70, Carbs: 6, Fat: 4, Protein: 2

Or if you like Milk better, then I recommend getting skim or 2%.  

So I like the Soy Latte better, because the taste is better to me, but if you don’t want to make room in your macros for them then you can get the almond milk.  Still good too!  

If you’re not the BIGGEST coffee lover, but still love drinking it, then get 1 pump to 1/2 pump of their sugar free syrup.  

So since each coffee is over $4, that can get a little pricey if you’re going everyday.  So I decided I would just make my own at home and it actually tastes identical to starbucks!  The photo above is the Iced Soy at home Coffee.  

Recipe for IN HOME SOY COFFEE

Add 1/2 cup ice into large cup

Add in 1 cup Starbucks brewed Iced Coffee

Add 1 cup Soy Milk

Stir, and sprinkle cinnamon on top!  & finished!

COFFEE MUGS

Macros?  

Calories: 90 Calories, Carbs: 7, Fats: 4

Okay guys, off to do some Headspace meditation for 10 minutes while Oaks naps.  Going to talk about it so soon!  This is only my second day 🙂

Chat soon,

xoxo, 

Sara Lynn

TIPS TO AVOID THE DREADFUL BINGE SESH

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BINGING.  Why the hell do I do this to myself??  Is what goes through my head, after a binge sesh.  Oh, and yes I have binged many many times.  Countless. 

It honestly is a skill to keep yourself from binging out.  A skill that you have to learn overtime on your own, after much practice and mindfulness, and OF COURSE being very self aware of whats in what.

The constant temptation will always be there.  It always is there! food is life and some people live to eat and some eat to live.  I wish I would just eat to live sometimes haha.  But I love food.  That is why I LOVE macros so much because you can really eat what you want as long as it fits in your macros.

I talk about it on my post “IT”S ALL ABOUT MACROS” & also more on “IT”S A LIFESTYLE”

So how do I avoid to keep myself from binging out?  Trial and error… trial and error haha lots of errors in there.   

First, I hate the way it makes me feel afterwards so I really try and focus on that.   

Second, I ALWAYS snack every 2 hours.  This is SO good for your metabolism and helps speed it up.  It will help you feel fuller and you wont feel as starved.  You don’t want to EVER get in a state of complete starvation mode.  You know what happens when that strikes?  You literally will eat whatever you see first and 20 of them because you feel so hungry.

I know this from experience and listening to my body.  Watch your body and you will notice that as well.   

Third, I make sure to fit a treat in my macros EVERY DAY.  Yes everyday.  I do mine every night.  I call it my late night craving snack.  I will go buy 2 flavors of halo top every week, and have a 1/2 cup every night and switch off the flavors throughout the week to keep it interesting.  

I made my 7 DAY MEAL PLAN to help give you an idea, of how much to eat and how often.  Also, the recipes are so delicious, like Protein Pancakes, Chicken Kale Salad, etc… SO yummy.  I also put a treat in there everyday.  

The trick to not going into starvation mode is to eat every 2 hours.  Pack your stuff with you if you have to!  Make sure you have on the go snacks in your bag.

The last thing you want to do is starve and then binge.  It is SO bad for you, because your body will hold onto anything you eat and store it as fat.  Plus it makes you feel icky.

Portion control your foods, measure and weigh things.  I did a post about that on “FOODS I TRY TO AVOID”

Have a great day!

xoxo,

Sara Lynn