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Can Starbucks Help You Lose Weight?

AdriHead 2012/09/17 17:00:00
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When people think of Starbucks, they usually think of Venti-sized Frappucinos topped with whipped cream and slathered in chocolate syrup -- which isn't exactly the most healthy thing to have if you want to shed some pounds. But one woman says she actually lost 76 pounds with her self-prescribed "Starbucks" diet.

Christine Hall started eating (and drinking) all her meals at Starbucks because it was conveniently located near two of her jobs (aren't they always?) On a typical day, the 66-year-old law librarian would have a cup of coffee and a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast, grab a bistro box of fruit and cheese for lunch and devour a panini for dinner. And evidently it worked! Because two years later, she's almost 80 pounds lighter! Do you think grabbing grub from the uber-popular coffee shop every day would help you lose weight?

SHINE.YAHOO.COM reports:
Christine Hall went from a size Grande to a size Tall. That's Starbucks-speak for a dramatic weight loss. The Virginia-based law librarian has spent the past two years buying almost all of her meals from the coffee chain. On Thursday, in an interview with The Today Show, Hall claimed to have lost 76 pounds by sticking to a self-designed Starbucks-only diet. That's some serious brand-commitment.
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  • sketchbone Jiorgia 2012/09/18 20:57:49 (edited)
    sketchbone
    maybe. This is real coffee cafe du monde cafe au lait
  • Jiorgia sketchbone 2012/09/18 21:10:15
    Jiorgia
    ah my my coffee picture is espresso, cant beat it on the pure coffee front.
  • sketchbone Jiorgia 2012/09/18 21:40:46
    sketchbone
    I'll take an order of beignets and cafe au lait for a truly pure experience.
  • DizziNY Jiorgia 2012/09/19 12:09:01
    DizziNY
    That's your opinion.
  • DizziNY sketchbone 2012/09/19 12:17:31
    DizziNY
    +1
    Real coffee:
    hot mocha
  • Jiorgia 2012/09/18 09:16:08
    No
    Jiorgia
    +1
    There is only one thing that will help you lose weight, that is having the commitment to avoid fatty foods and exercise often.

    Apart from that you can use any gimmick you want, but without the commitment you will get nowhere.
  • thє вlu... Jiorgia 2012/09/18 15:37:58
  • Jiorgia thє вlu... 2012/09/18 21:10:44
    Jiorgia
    excessive anything makes you fat.
  • thє вlu... Jiorgia 2012/09/19 00:34:04 (edited)
  • Tella6 2012/09/18 08:40:45
    Yes
    Tella6
    +3
    If planned correctly. Its calories in vs calories out. Not rocket science, Burn more than you consume and voila. If starbucks fits into your planned calories for the day, youl lose the weight.
  • Kozmo Tella6 2012/09/18 11:19:48
    Kozmo
    +1
    EAT LESS & MOVE MORE
    decide how you BALANCE food & activity, reverse if anorexic?
    Either way, "A Waste is a Terrible Thing to Mind".
  • clasact 2012/09/18 08:11:23
    Yes
    clasact
    +3
    At what they charge she wouldnt have anything left for other food
  • Kozmo clasact 2012/09/18 11:24:11
    Kozmo
    +2
    Heard a while back, somebody paid $25 for a Starbucks drink,
    a 16oz. frappuchino with 15 shots of espresso,
    'think the drinker's still at Geostationary Orbit.
  • PandahSixx 2012/09/18 05:27:26
  • Torchy 2012/09/18 04:39:06
    No
    Torchy
    +1
    Starbucks didn't help her lose weight, they didn't give her a diet plan; what she ate there did help and it was nothing special. Coffee has no caloric value -- it's really just flavored water unless you add to it. Oatmeal is healthy, as is fruit and cheese. Panini's depend on what's in them, but Starbucks offers the standard meat n' cheese on a grill deal which, if portion controlled, is fine. You can do all this without shelling out the bucks. It's not rocket science. Christine Hall is an idiot if she's going to give credit to Starbucks instead of herself. Starbucks did nothing but take her money.
  • amy 2012/09/18 04:29:36
    No
    amy
    +1
    YEAH the weight in your wallet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...
  • Anonymous Loner 2012/09/18 03:58:40
    No
    Anonymous Loner
    +1
    But I don't care for losing weight, since I love food. ^_^
  • zbacku 2012/09/18 03:50:47
    Yes
    zbacku
    +2
    It prices are so high, I can't eat there. Maybe I should have said no.
  • Unicorns vs Narwhals 2012/09/18 03:30:35
    Yes
    Unicorns vs Narwhals
    +2
    Any place can help you lose weight, you just need to know what to get an how much to eat/drink.
  • Kyle 2012/09/18 02:47:20
  • OpinionPrick 2012/09/18 02:32:07
    No
    OpinionPrick
    +3
    What? No, sugary coffee cannot help you lose weight. However, the prices will cause you to sweat.
  • Elbuscus 2012/09/18 02:19:00
    Yes
    Elbuscus
    +2
    I like their little food boxes.

    they're healthy n stuff, so I don't see why not.
  • Stevethinks 2012/09/18 02:15:58
    No
    Stevethinks
    +1
    No! only one person can cause you to lose weight. Do I need to connect the dots?
  • Elz 2012/09/18 01:47:15
    Yes
    Elz
    +1
    it probably can but you have to exercise and watch how you eat the food.
  • Space Invader 2012/09/18 01:05:13
    No
    Space Invader
    +3
    but with the cost of their stuff; you'll be lighter in your billfold....
  • Kozmo Space I... 2012/09/18 11:27:56
    Kozmo
    +1
    Caffeine could make you light-headed too.
  • senvestoj 2012/09/18 00:53:44
    No
    senvestoj
    +1
    There HAS to be more to this story. (Actually, the top comment was exactly what I was going to say, so I changed it :)
  • mikeeonly 2012/09/18 00:40:24
    No
    mikeeonly
    +1
    they help you lose money
  • JS 2012/09/18 00:31:29
    Yes
    JS
    I'd love to think my venti iced chai tea latte would take some pounds off of me.
  • darkfur93 2012/09/18 00:30:29
    Yes
    darkfur93
    +1
    Sure. You can be healthy if you eat almost anything in moderation with daily exercise and/or labor.
  • burningsnowman 2012/09/17 23:27:05
    Yes
    burningsnowman
    That depends what you mean. Obviously you can rapidly lose weight trying all sorts of crazy diets. Hell some people have lost weight eating MCDONALDS. That doesn't mean it's smart or you'll be able to keep the weight off.
  • Kozmo burning... 2012/09/18 11:32:11
    Kozmo
    "Super-Size Me" sez otherwise.
    The Chap in "Super-High Me" 'fared' better.
    FIGURE-tavely, MENTAL-ly & FECUND-ly.
  • Bob DiN 2012/09/17 23:16:51
    Yes
    Bob DiN
    +1
    They can lighten your wallet real fast.
  • Chris 2012/09/17 23:06:13 (edited)
    No
    Chris
    +2
    There is no substitute for Exercise.

    If you want to lose weight, you have to exercise.
  • burning... Chris 2012/09/17 23:23:57
    burningsnowman
    +1
    Exercise is very important but it seems like most people's weight problems have more to do with extremely poor diet (or overmedication) than lack of activity.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/0...
  • Chris burning... 2012/09/18 00:34:39 (edited)
    Chris
    +2
    Well yeah, poor diet will make you gain weight very quickly. I gained about 30 pounds when I had a friend that wanted to eat out a lot. But I also dropped 60 pounds in one summer from riding bikes a lot.

    I think restricting calories is a good way to maintain your current weight, but it's not ideal for a lot of weight loss unless you plan on devoting several years to a diet.

    Good article read though.
  • Kozmo Chris 2012/09/18 11:38:31
    Kozmo
    Being put on Psych-Meds often "dulls your senses"
    which may lead to being a retarded Jabba the Hutt
    Exhibit A: Zyprexa / Olanzapine, undergoing Class Actions World-WIDE.
  • Kozmo Chris 2012/09/18 11:34:32
    Kozmo
    +1
    Doesn't work too good if you eat McDonald's &/or Baskin-Robin's after gym or swim.
  • Chris Kozmo 2012/09/18 15:55:29
    Chris
    +1
    I wouldn't imagine so.
  • Kozmo Chris 2012/09/22 01:29:28
    Kozmo
    Seen plenty of folks do it. Or you know the olde saw about:
    "Double Bacon Cheese burger, jumbo fries & onion rings… oh yes, make that a DIET soda"

    Deceives folks into eating even more crappy food. Klassik DENIAL.

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