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8 Drinks That Will Make You Fat

By Edited Oct 27, 2013 2 15

8 Extremely Fattening Drinks

There are not many people who would select water over a selection of other beverages, the problem is, most of these same people don't realize the volume of calories they are putting in their bodies when they consume these products. Even freshly squeezed juices are very calorie dense. If you are pounding back any of these drinks on a regular basis, cutting them out could do wonders for your waste line without even adding in any exercise!

This list will be from the least calorie dense drinks all the way up to the super calorie dense options. And since I am such a nice guy, I'm even going to suggest a few low calorie alternatives to help give you something to sip on over the day.

7-11 Slurpee
8. 7-11 Cola Slurpee

This one seems almost obvious, although, I was shocked to see it this low on the list when compared to some of the other popular drinks.

Slurpee Nutritional Info

Oz: 24
Calories: 210
Fat: 0g
Carbs: 53.9g
Sugar: 53.9g
Calories Per oz: 8.75

Alternatives to Slurpees
While I personally love a Slurpee on a hot summers day, one alternative is a home made calorie free Slurpee. Take your blender, mix in roughly 1/2 cup of pre made crystal light, and then add roughly half a tray of ice cubes, more if you want it slushier. Blend the concoction up for a calorie free Slurpee.

7. Pepsi Cola/Coca Cola

Pepsi Can
Another obvious one near the top of the list is sugar packed sodas such as Coke or Pepsi. Your average 12oz serving has roughly 150 calories! If you drink three cans a day, that's 160200 calories a year which is roughly 45 lbs of PURE FAT!

Pepsi Nutritional Info:

Oz: 12
Calories: 150
Fat: 0g
Carbs: 42g
Sugar: 42g
Calories Per oz: 12.50

Alternatives to Pepsi/Coke & Sodas
This is actually a really easy fix if you are willing to make a bit of a change. Switch from Pepsi to Diet Pepsi. The taste might not be that pleasing at first, but after a few weeks, you don't even notice the aftertaste any more. I personally actually prefer diet sodas over regular these days. If you drink diet soda, you are 100% reducing these drink calories from your diet.

Fresh Orange Juice
6. Fresh Orange Juice

Yes, you are reading this correctly. Juices are jam packed full of calories whether you are drinking apple juice, orange juice or grape juice, they all contain a ton of sugar and a ton of unnecessary calories. If you really just want some vitamin C, take a supplement or eat an actual orange and get some of the fiber to go along with it.

Fresh Orange Juice Nutrition Info
Oz: 12
Calories: 170
Fat: 0.8g
Carbs: 39.2g
Protein: 2.6
Sugar: 31.7g
Calories Per oz: 14.17

Fresh Juice Alternatives:
If you are drinking juice for Vitamins, eat the fruit and get some of the benefits of the fiber. If you are just looking for something that has some flavor, mix up some Crystal Light and enjoy a tasty calorie free drink.

5. Gatorade

If Gatorade is good for athletes it has got to be good for me right? WRONG! Gatorade was developed to help athletes quickly replenish depleted energy sources and as a result is jam packed full of sugar as well as calories. Unless you are performing at a very high level athletically, drinking Gatorade is only going to build your spare tire around your waste.

Gatorade Nutrition Info:
Oz: 12
Calories: 170
Fat: 0.8g
Carbs: 39.2g
Protein: 2.6
Sugar: 31.7g
Calories Per oz: 25.83

Gatorade Alternatives:
If you really want to drink a sports drink, pickup one of Gatorade's new G2 sports drinks. It is a low calorie alternative and won't turn you into an overweight wannabe athlete.

Starbucks Frappuccino Creme
4. Starbucks Mint Chocolaty Chip Frappuccino® blended creme with Chocolate Whipped Cream

Let's face it, you shouldn't be drinking Starbucks Frappuccino's if you are trying to watch your waste line. They are so packed full of calories, you could easily gain a pound a week by drinking a Venti every day! One Frapp stands out in the crowd for being the ultimate weight gainer and that is the 'Mint Chocolaty Chip Frappuccino blended crème with Chocolate Whipped Cream'; try saying that 5 times! This drink is a behemoth with 680 calories in a single 24oz serving. That is an astounding 28.33 calories per oz. If you are planning on dressing up as Santa Clause this winter and don't want to stuff your pants with pillows, this is definitely the daily beverage for you.

Starbucks Mint Chocolaty Chip Frappuccino® blended creme with Chocolate Whipped Cream Nutrition Info
Oz: 24
Calories: 680
Fat: 21g
Carbs: 115g
Protein: 18
Sugar: 93g
Calories Per oz: 28.33

Frappuccino Alternatives:
If you are really feeling the urge to get a blended Frapp from Starbucks, first step is to look at the 'light' section. The next step is to select the Espresso Frappuccino® Light Blended Coffee. A Venti (24oz) serving still has 150 calories, but that is substantially better than its Mint Chocolaty companion. For those who care, the Espresso Frappuccino® Light Blended Coffee packs 6.25 calories per oz.

7-11 Cafe Cooler
3. 7-11 French Vanilla Café Cooler

7-11 got a little upset when Starbucks started stealing their grown up Slurpee customers who wanted blended coffee. So what did they do? They came up with Coffee Slurpees to stir up the competition. Unlucky for us though, these Slurpees come packed with nearly four times the calories of a traditional Slurpee. Check out the nutritional information on these tasty morsels.

7-11 French Vanilla Café Cooler Nutrition Info:
Oz: 20
Calories: 634
Fat: 27g
Carbs: 97g
Protein: 1.6
Sugar: 97g
Calories Per oz: 31.70

French Vanilla Café Alternatives:
Honestly, if you have to buy something from 7-11 to replace your French Vanilla Café Cooler, I would recommend grabbing a cup of coffee, toss a bit of skim milk and some sugar free Vanilla syrup in it. Run over to the Big Gulp machine and toss a few ice cubes in your cup to cool it down and make a chilled beverage. Aside from that, any of the café coolers are pretty much going to turn you into a fat air balloon.

McDonald's Triple Thick Shake
2. McDonald's Chocolate Triple Thick® Shake

Leave it to McDonalds to have the second most fattening drink that I have ever seen. If you've ever tasted their Chocolate Triple Thick Shake, you would know instantly that there is no way something with so much creamy tasty flavor could ever be good for you. This calorie behemoth could help you pack on as much as two pounds of fat a week when combined with your normal diet. Pretty impressive huh?

Chocolate Triple Thick® Shake Nutrition Info:
Oz: 32
Calories: 1160
Fat: 27g
Carbs: 203g
Protein: 27
Sugar: 168g
Calories Per oz: 36.25

Chocolate Triple Thick® Shake Alternatives:
If you really want to drink a Chocolate milk shake, you are looking at a calorie dense beverage no matter what way you 'shake' it. If you want to make something that is at least somewhat healthy for you, blend 1/2 cup skim milk with 2 scoops chocolate whey protein and half a tray of ice. It will taste like a chocolate milk shake with way less sugar, but you still can't avoid the calories.

Bubble Tea
1. Bubble Tea with Milk and Tapioca Pearls

Bubble Tea is an Asian drink that has many variations these days. The original Bubble Tea came from Taiwan and was a combination of Black tea, condensed milk, honey and pearls (tapioca balls). These days, the black tea and condensed milk can be substituted with fruity teas or milky fruit teas, all of which are jam packed with gut producing calories. A standard Bubble Tea with milk and pearls contains roughly 510 calories in just a 12 oz serving. If you just broke out your calculator you would now know that Bubble tea can contain 42.50 calories per oz! What does that mean for you? It means that Bubble Tea is a one way ticket to Obesity Boulevard.

Bubble Tea with Milk and Tapioca Pearls Nutritional Info:
Oz: 12
Calories: 510
Fat: 20.4g
Carbs: 79.05g
Protein: .6
Sugar: ?g
Calories Per oz: 42.50

Bubble Tea Alternatives:
Alright, this one you are going to have to suck up and just stop drinking. There is absolutely no reason why you need to eat Tapioca balls and condensed milk on a daily basis. Hit up your grocery store and grab a couple boxes of black and green tea. Not only will it save your health, it will also save you some money.


Feb 2, 2009 1:45am
Apr 2, 2009 10:29am
Here in greater Vancouver there are Bubble Tea shops everywhere, but that might be because we have a large Asian population. Try looking in your local 'Chinatown' to see if any Bubble Tea shops exist
May 12, 2009 10:56pm
Lots of great information in this article about fattening drinks! It sure pays to check the labels on everything we drink.
Sep 7, 2009 4:34pm
I love your alternate choices on your article! I always wondered why they don't make a diet coke slurpee too!
Nov 12, 2009 1:35am
Bubble milk tea is one of my favorite drinks. I had no idea it had this many calories in it. Great article by the way.I buy mine at EasyWayTea.
Jan 17, 2010 9:48pm
The McDonald's shake is surprising. I can't believe it has that many calories. That is insane. Now, I want some ice cream!
Feb 8, 2010 4:30pm
I have just read a series of very interesting articles that state that so aclled "Diet" drinks are in fact much worse for you than regular ones. It can be read at the following link: -


or google "do sugar free diet drinks make you fat?" and read the first few articles, especially the one at NaturalNews.com
May 25, 2010 8:00am
I've been having trouble getting rid of that belly even though I've been working out a lot but just read this and realised that it was my daily OJ in the morning that was doing me in.
Jun 22, 2010 2:40am
Ryan, thank you SO much for this informative article. I always drink 100% fruit juice, mostly cranberry juice. What you said makes sense. When I was pregnant a year and a half ago, my 15 lb. weight gain went all to the baby. I widdled away. Now, in reading your article, I understand why. I didn't drink a lot of juice; instead I drank low fat milk and water. I thought my getting so thin was some kind of a hormonal thing. In fact, the Dr. kept telling me to gain weight, but I couldn't! Unfortunately, I started drinking cranberry juice in the hospital because it was so refreshing, but had I known it was going to make me fat, I wouldn't have. I was thin and healthy after giving birth, but drinking excessive amounts of juice (in place of water) made me gain weight. I am not going to drink juice in excess anymore and see how much weight I lose. I will keep you posted. Thank you again!
Aug 30, 2011 11:35am
Orange juice at number 6. Who knew?
Oct 12, 2011 12:29pm
i am "born" skinny, thanks so much for the information.
Oct 18, 2011 10:22pm
I'm a huge Coke fiend - wait, that didn't come out right. haha!
Dec 25, 2011 9:55am
Unfortunately, gatorade is a "go to" drink for me. I hate drinking calories but can't see myself changing any time soon...
Jul 20, 2012 7:52pm
For those of us who are thoroughly obsessed with the unique texture of Bubble Tea, there is hope! For an alternative, try making Basil Seed drink. Look for either hairy or sweet basil seeds at your local Asian or natural foods markets. Ancient Thai wisdom claims that it actually helps you lose weight (and of course, science is working away at rigorous experimentation to test this claim)! It's high in nutrients and low in calories with a very similar texture. I like to pretend the cute little basil seeds are boba pearl babies :3 If you don't want to DIY, more and more stores are carrying yummy ready made canned drinks at around 90 calories a can. Enjoy!!
May 1, 2013 9:43am
All of these may taste good, but all the sugar is pretty bad for you and your teeth. Nothing wrong with a treat sometimes, but moderation is always the key.
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