10. Sugary coffee drinks
If you need a coffee (or two) in the morning before you can function or even think about commuting or talking to a colleague, then you’re not alone. Millions of us turn to the coffee pot every morning, bleary eyed and groggy. Then ping! We’re awake and ready to face the day.
There’s nothing inherently unhealthy with coffee. In fact, it’s rich in antioxidants that help to keep the immune system healthy and can lift our mood no end.
But it very much depends on how we choose to drink our coffee. If we drink extra-large cups of coffee with added full fat dairy milks, calorific nut milks, sugar and fancy syrups, then we’re adding in a whole load of calories in the form of fats and sugars.
If we’re consuming one of these fancy coffees alongside another unhealthy breakfast choice, then we could be setting ourselves up to exceed our calorific intake for the day. But on the other extreme, if we’re only consuming a black coffee for breakfast then we’re not only in a calorie deficit finding it hard to feel energised, we’ll be losing out on the beneficial nutrients, fibre and protein we’d get from a balanced, healthy diet.