LOOKING FOR SOME HOT STUFF? BE CAREFUL OF THE CALORIES
As the temperatures dip, hot drinks are being heavily promoted in cafes to tempt us.
Hot drinks in winter can help you keep warm, but remember that some are high in calories.
Putting syrups and whipped cream in drinks adds extra calories and free sugars. Takeaway coffees and hot chocolate can be high in calories, free sugars and saturated fat.
An average medium café mocha from a high-street café chain can contain around 360 calories. This is almost a fifth of your total daily calorie allowance.
If you are weightwatching, stick to regular coffee or tea, or ask for your drink to be ‘skinny’ (made with skimmed milk).
Also, limit your alcohol intake, as alcoholic drinks can contain a lot of calories.
Even a short, brisk walk can make you feel warmer. It will also help boost your circulation.