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Dear Hungry Girl,

What's the deal with Starbucks' new holiday drinks?  Are they diet-friendly?

--Leery of Lattes?

Dear Leery of Lattes,

I hate to once again be the bearer of bad news (you'd think I'd be used to it by now), but Starbucks' seasonal beverages tend to be chock-full of fat, calories and carbs.  Just how bad are they?  Here's some helpful info for you (all nutritionals are for "grande" size): Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Creme Latte w/ Whip has 480 calories, 22g fat and 53 carbs, the Gingerbread Latte w/Whip has 430 calories, 22g of fat and 43 carbs, and the Eggnog Latte w/ Whip has 510 calories, 29g of fat and 43 carbs.  Order these drinks with nonfat milk and no whipped cream, and you'll knock 'em down to 290 calories, 240 calories and 340 calories respectively. You'll also save tons of fat but honestly, the numbers still aren't great.  There is one piece of good news I can give you.  The Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino Light Blended Coffee (sans whipped cream) has just 190 calories, 1g of fat and 35 net carbs.  If you want to sample one of Starbucks holiday treats, this is the way to go.

Dear Hungry Girl,

I'm not good with portion control. What are some low-cal foods I can eat a lot of?

--Munching in Minnesota

Dear Munching in Minnesota,

I hear ya.  Sometimes those "card deck," "thumb" and "palm" sized portions just don't cut it.  At times like that, I chow down on large portions of low calorie foods.  Some favorites are broth-based veggie soup (make your own or buy some of Progresso's Carb Monitor Soup), a big bowl of fruit (naturally sweet, low-cal, and delicious!), a bag of Orville Redenbacher Smart Pop 94% Fat Free Popcorn, or veggies.  Salads can also be great low-cal options.  Use a light dressing sparingly and top your greens with peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, sugar snap peas & some lean chicken or turkey, and you can eat a massive amount of the stuff without ruining your diet.  Choose your food carefully and you can up your portion size without upping your pants size.  Happy chewing!

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