Starbucks, the home of the frappacino, is not exactly the first thing that
comes to a dieter's min. But one 66-year-old claims that the coffee
franchise's set meals helped her to lose a whopping 85 pounds. The Virginia-based law librarian has spent the past two years buying almost all of her meals from the coffee chain.
According to NY Daily News, it all started when Hall was rejected as a kidney
donor because of her weight. At 200 pounds, an invasive surgery was too
risky for her 5 foot 4 inch frame.
Since Starbucks was so conveniently located near her two jobs, she decided to just manage her calorie count with the ones listed on every item. During an interview with the Today Show, Hall revealed that she'd start her day with a 145 calorie breakfast of oatmeal
and coffee and grab a bistro box of fruit and cheese for lunch. For
dinner, she'd dig into a panini. However, doctors are skeptical that restricting your diet that way is the healthiest way to shed the pounds.
Hall isn't the only one who has attempted this strategy. Back in March 2010, a 35-year-old marketing consultant named Brett Bruce embarked on his own Starbucks diet. During the 30-day challenge, he subsisted strictly on Starbucks food in the hopes of dropping the pounds. He even wrote about his progress over at his blog, starbucksdiet.com.