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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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  • S.H 2012/09/17 22:50:59
    Yes
    S.H
    +2
    ...if the nearest Starbucks is quite far away, and you walk there. You'd have to really like Starbucks though.
  • Willski 2012/09/17 22:37:59
    Yes
    Willski
    +2
    If they stop serving you...
  • baxter 2012/09/17 21:52:09
  • MoonTroll 2012/09/17 21:33:44
  • GrooVy 2012/09/17 20:55:01
    No
    GrooVy
    +1
    True that their food is too bad to eat more then 1 does of at a time but 90% fat to 10% food or drinks is not really a weight loss plan that makes any sense to me! =)
  • GrooVy GrooVy 2012/09/17 20:58:04
    GrooVy
    A diet of just Starbucks would most likely kill you, and yes, that would help you to loose weight.
    skeleton
    Was this what you had in mind? =D
  • THE BEACH 2012/09/17 20:19:51 (edited)
    Yes
    THE BEACH
    +1
    yes,if all u eat is salad and a tall strong coffee so can have the runs all day.Not exactly the way I diet.I eat in moderation and workout and drink water!
  • Kezzi Morris 2012/09/17 19:52:52
  • rereblue 2012/09/17 19:44:33
    No
    rereblue
    +1
    Um, I'm sure that's great and all for her, but I doubt that Starbucks helped all that much.
  • cesspool 2012/09/17 19:43:35
    No
    cesspool
    +2
    Only you can help you lose weight.
  • Dugard 2012/09/17 19:43:26
    Yes
    Dugard
    +2
    Umm, if you eat healthy there... Lol what kind of question is that?
  • L1 2012/09/17 19:35:11
    No
    L1
    +1
    It's up the person to decide what they will eat or not. Starbucks is a business; they want to make money- that's all.
  • cynical.not.sinister 2012/09/17 19:30:06
    Yes
    cynical.not.sinister
    +2
    There are very healthy options available at Starbucks, people just blindly look past them. The coffee and scones calls to them ;)
  • goatman112003 2012/09/17 19:04:10
    Yes
    goatman112003
    +1
    The prices they charge would definitely limit caloric intake.
  • pdt_ski 2012/09/17 18:53:46
    Yes
    pdt_ski
    +2
    Cull your appetite with plain black coffee. Sounds like a plan. A lot of diet pills and supplements contain caffeine to keep your energy level up.
  • ⚥Κόζμω ... pdt_ski 2012/09/18 11:42:21
    ⚥Κόζμω Græme اليا Mongrain
    +1
    Crack & Meth often sheds pounds faster,
    very popular with low-brows too.
  • pdt_ski ⚥Κόζμω ... 2012/09/19 02:42:53
    pdt_ski
    +1
    LOL! I suppose orange sorbet doesn't have that many calories.
  • ⚥Κόζμω ... pdt_ski 2012/09/22 01:30:28
    ⚥Κόζμω Græme اليا Mongrain
    Sorbets I think have plenty sugar but nowhere the fat of Ice Cream.
  • Junichi 2012/09/17 18:52:52
    Yes
    Junichi
    +1
    depends on her exercise routine too because if she eats small and unhealthy meals 3 times a day, whether she has another snack ever now and then from starbucks it can make you lose weight because of how little you put in your body even if it's unhealthy. healthy and unhealthy foods do not say if you lose weight or not. it's all about how much you eat and how much you exercise with whatever your diet may be.
  • Juan O'Mara 2012/09/17 18:49:53
    No
    Juan O'Mara
    +2
    because it is prefferred to drink this! community coffee
  • Magical Mushroom 2012/09/17 18:49:05
    No
    Magical Mushroom
    +2
    the only way I lose weight is by giving them my money
  • Casy Magical... 2012/09/17 20:02:15
    Casy
    +1
    Lol...........Isn't that the truth!
  • ⚥Κόζμω ... Magical... 2012/09/18 11:44:30
    ⚥Κόζμω Græme اليا Mongrain
    You usually need 'folding money', not 'small change', weight loss abated but costlier.
  • BigEyedFish 2012/09/17 18:48:58
    No
    BigEyedFish
    +2
    I've never been to one but I hear they'll help you lose money :)
  • ⚥Κόζμω ... BigEyed... 2012/09/18 11:46:15
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    MISER-Able types are otherwise.
  • Sgt Major B 2012/09/17 18:44:16
    Yes
    Sgt Major B
    +1
    Certainly. I've never felt like eating after suffering through a cup of Starbucks' swill!
  • Daryl 2012/09/17 18:41:15
  • MrsB 2012/09/17 18:35:07
    No
    MrsB
    +1
    But I guarantee she received a kick-ass giftcard from Starbucks ... sounds like an addict has finally figured out how to get their kicks for free lol
  • glen 2012/09/17 18:23:05
    Yes
    glen
    +2
    The weight of your purse or wallet !!!
  • Joey 2012/09/17 18:16:05
    Yes
    Joey
    +3
    After buying to coffees you will not have the money for a real lunch.
  • Kigan 2012/09/17 18:13:47
    No
    Kigan
    +1
    Unless you still carry and pay with cash.

    Or if you count having less money to spend on food.
  • CrazyJason 2012/09/17 18:12:26
  • dani 2012/09/17 18:05:33
    No
    dani
  • thє вluє wαndєrєr 2012/09/17 18:02:08 (edited)
  • princess_kelly 2012/09/17 17:58:26
    No
    princess_kelly
    +1
    i dont think starbucks can help you loose weight
  • eεrɾïiсαa αaṉnṉεe 2012/09/17 17:56:17
    No
    eεrɾïiсαa αaṉnṉεe
    +3
    It's the what Christine Hall ordered, and what kind of activities and exercise she got while eating the Starbucks. A cup of coffee has no calories, once you add sugar and cream to it, it becomes more unhealthy.
  • Kyra 2012/09/17 17:51:48
    Yes
    Kyra
    +3
    I'd have a starbucks and skip breakfast and lunch.... now that I quit buying starbucks I find myself more hungry during the day and eating way more.
  • kerrtoons 2012/09/17 17:44:18
    Yes
    kerrtoons
    +11
    After you've paid for Starbucks you won't have any money left in your budget for food.

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