Whether going to your local coffee shop is a daily ritual or a special weekend outing, consider these ways you can move toward better choices.
Downsize your drink
If a large coffee drink is your go-to, consider whether a smaller size would hit the spot.
Do dairy right
For lattes and cappuccinos, shift from whole milk to low-fat or fat-free (skim) milk to reduce the amount of saturated fat.
Skip the "whip"
Leave off the extras like whipped cream and caramel drizzle. The calories from added sugars in the toppings alone can really add up.
Cut the syrup in half
Ask for fewer pumps of sweetener in your drink. A sprinkle of cinnamon or cocoa powder can add flavor without added sugars.
Split the sweets
Share a muffin or pastry with a friend. It can be high in calories from added sugars and saturated fat.