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Try this recipe. Take one McDonald's® Big Mac®, carefully remove the wrapping, and place it in a blender. Add half a cup of ice and blend until it has a smooth consistency. Add milk and sugar to taste, and serve in a tall glass. Garnish with whipped cream and caramel.

Sound crazy? Well listen to this: a Starbucks® Venti Vanilla Café Frappuccino Blended Coffee has more calories than a Big Mac, the fat content of a medium order of fries, and more sugar than half a dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts. Trying sticking that in your blender.

Most fancy coffee drinks are essentially high-calorie caffeinated fast food. But they have other things that make them even more troublesome. The first is caffeine. Blended coffee drinks are loaded with it, making them pretty addictive. The second is that they're liquid. When you eat solid food, you feel more satisfied. But when you consume liquid food, your appetite isn't satisfied in the same way—so you end up eating more.

If you do need that java jolt during the day, keep it simple. Order up a small drip or an espresso. And if you still want something sweet, treat yourself to a blended fruit smoothie. It'll not only taste better, but your body will thank you too.

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