It used to be a ‘special’ treat, but coffee is now established as an everyday beverage with one in five of us visiting a coffee shop every day. Many of us are also trying to watch our waistlines and eat healthily, so this free Coffee Calorie Counter App now available in the Apple Store is the perfect tool to help you make informed choices.
The App contains a handy Coffee Builder to custom-make your favourite drink and calculate the calorie count – choose your milk preference, cup size and any extras such as syrups, cream or sprinkles.
In addition you can check coffee shop menus to find the lowest calorie or fat foods.It brings together the calorie information for Costa, Starbucks, Caffe Nero and Pret all in one App without needing to look up different websites.
It’s really easy to forget or underestimate the contribution some hot drinks can make to your daily calorie intake. If you are trying hard to lose weight, it’s important to understand that liquid calories count and soon add up across the week.
For many people visiting a coffee shop is still a treat – and the App is certainly intended to ruin that! It’s just about understanding the impact of your food and drink choices. For example one place sells a cup of hot chocolate with cream that contains almost 700 calories – that’s a third of a female’s recommended daily calorie allowance in one drink – fine for a treat, but something to bear in mind if you have it regularly.
The App lets you compare the calorie content of different drink sizes, and also see the effect of swapping your milk choice from say full fat to skinny.
As well as containing calorie information for the top four coffee shop chains, the App also has a ‘general’ calorie listing for independent outlets. Never has it been easier to eat, track and lose!
Download the App from the Apple Store by searching for Coffee Calorie Counter