Most mornings, I passively watch the Today Show and let Meredith Vieira, Matt Lauer & Co., tell me mostly brainless "news" stories and flavor segments with product plugs. Moos will occasionally comment, "Oh, I like what Ann Curry's wearing today. She looked awful yesterday."

This morning, however, Meredith hosted a segment about unhealthy holiday eating and opened my glassy eyes to a shocking, underreported truth: Starbucks holiday drinks WILL KILL YOU.

OK. That's an exaggeration, but they are terribly unhealthy. I was truly bummed to learn this because I frequent the Starbucks below my office and was going to ask for Starbucks gift cards for Christmas.

I did some research into matter for grande size drinks and the facts are startling:

  • Eggnog lattes have 450 calories, 170 fat calories, 18 grams of fat and 49 grams of sugar.
  • Peppermint white chocolate mochas have 490 calories, 120 fat calories, 13 grams of fat and 76 grams of sugar.

Keep in mind, these stats are for drinks with non-fat milk. Go with whole milk and there will be a whole lot more of you to love in no time. Check out more Starbucks nutrition facts, or just watch "Supersize Me," but think Starbucks. It's all the same.

So, I encourage everyone to stay away from the festive holiday Starbucks drinks. Or as Katrine would say, "You should be going to Cafe Fiore anyway."