There's nothing wrong with treating yourself to seasonal goodies once in a while…but grabbing these calorie bombs every chance you get—"while they're still around!"—isn't very good for your health or your waistline. These fall foods should be saved for splurge-only status. But don't worry—we've also included much smarter (but still festive!) alternatives.
|Dunkin' Donuts Don't|
Don't Eat This: Large Frozen Pumpkin Coffee Coolatta with Whipped Cream Calories: 1,040 Fat: 52 g (33 g saturated) Sodium: 260 mg Sugar: 127 g This has more fat than two large orders of McDonald's French fries!
|Dunkin' Donuts Do|
Eat This: Small Pumpkin Mocha Iced Coffee Calories: 110 Fat: 0 g (0 g saturated) Sodium: 45 mg Sugar: 23 g
This drink is still a delicious icy pumpkin treat—but you can enjoy it for nearly a tenth of the calories. 9 Amazing Pumpkin Recipes
|Panera Bread Don't|
Don't Eat This: Pumpkin Muffin Calories: 590 Fat: 22 g (4 g saturated) Sodium: 480 mg Sugar: 53 g You'd have to eat more than 11 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures to take in this much sugar.
|Panera Bread Do|
Eat This: Pumpkin Muffie Calories: 290 Fat: 11 g (2 g saturated) Sodium: 240 mg Sugar: 26 g Because let's be serious, all you really wanted was the muffin top anyway. Bonus points if you split it with a friend. How To Curb Your Sweet Tooth http://www.womenshealthmag.com/nutrition/how-sugar-harms-you?cm_mmc=ABCNews-_-Fall%20Foods%20That%20Are%20Making%20You%20Gain%20Weight-_-Article-_-How%20To%20Curb%20Your%20Sweet%20Tooth
Don't Drink This: Grande Chocolate Chai Tea Latte with 2% Milk Calories: 260 Fat: 4 g (2.5 g saturated) Sodium: 85 mg Sugar: 47 g This drink packs as much sugar as nearly 10 pieces of Twizzlers.
Drink This: Tall Chai Tea Latte with Nonfat Milk Calories: 160 Fat: 0 g (0 g saturated) Sodium: 80 mg Sugar: 32 g As an added perk, this much-more-reasonable choice is on the menu year-round.
|Krispy Kreme Don't|
Don't Eat This: Pumpkin Cheesecake Donut Calories: 350 Fat: 21 g (10 g saturated) Sodium: 200 mg Sugar: 17 g Would you believe this donut has almost as much salt as two servings of tortilla chips?
|Krispy Kreme Do|
Don't Eat This: 2 Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes Calories: 105 Fat: 5 g (2 g saturated) Sodium: 120 mg Sugar: 8.5 g OK, so this is a smaller serving size—but in this case, that's a very good thing.