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I was not logging my cups of tea

donnadee1984donnadee1984 Posts: 43Member Member Posts: 43Member Member
Oh dear was not logging my cups of tea. It didnt even cross my mind. When i searched it its 50cals is that right? Do i need to cut down on my tea. Oh dear. X


  • LyndaBSSLyndaBSS Posts: 6,621Member, Premium Member Posts: 6,621Member, Premium Member
    My teas are zero calories. It’s just flavored water. Do you put milk in it?
    edited November 9
  • AmbitiousButRubbishAmbitiousButRubbish Posts: 232Member Member Posts: 232Member Member
    Tea without milk or sugar should be 0 calories. Just have to account for the milk and sugar that you put into each cup. I went through the same thing with coffee and tea in the past. Leaned to drink coffee black and tea plain.
  • apullumapullum Posts: 4,387Member Member Posts: 4,387Member Member
    There's no need to log plain tea with nothing added, since it's zero calorie. However, if you add anything to your tea, you need to log that. The 50 calorie entry you found was most likely someone's estimate of their own tea with cream and/or sugar.
  • SuzySunshine99SuzySunshine99 Posts: 1,160Member Member Posts: 1,160Member Member
    Plain brewed tea only has about 2 calories per cup. Some flavored teas can have a few more depending on how they are flavored, but still less than 10. I guess if you drank a LOT of it, and you are on a very small calorie deficit, it might be worth logging. But, generally, no, just log any milk, sugar, honey, etc that you might add to it.
  • Katmary71Katmary71 Posts: 1,671Member Member Posts: 1,671Member Member
    50 calories is a lot. I log my tea, it's usually under 5 calories per tea bag according to the database. I have yet to see calories on the box though. I drink iced tea all day then hot tea at night. I also log spices. Figure they all add up!
  • JenniferM1234JenniferM1234 Posts: 161Member, Premium Member Posts: 161Member, Premium Member
    Pretty sure that tea without sugar or cream has <4 calories; it’s 99% hot water and 1% whatever leeched out of the dried tea leaves, after all. I log it as water when I have it!
  • sarabushbysarabushby Posts: 558Member Member Posts: 558Member Member
    I presume you have tea with milk to get anything like 50/cal per cup.
    If you’re using a generous slug of full fat milk it’s entirely possible though realistically unlikely.
    I like my tea slightly milkier than ‘builders tea’ and use semi-skimmed milk so log about 25cal per cup. If you use semi-skimmed and drink it darker, you might be closer to 15cal per cup.
  • katermarikatermari Posts: 82Member, Premium Member Posts: 82Member, Premium Member
    i am from Canada, and a Large steeped tea with .5 milk is 10 calories, I just noticed they are using 2% milk, i will now be asking for Skim :smile:
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