- Hello all! I’ve got kind of an opinionated post for you today, but I’m sure it’s something you will all agree with! A recent pet peeve of mine (and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t once guilty of this) is the obsession with low calorie foods. This is something I used to struggle with simply because I couldn’t imagine why I would ever want to have a filling and healthy serving of calorie-dense almonds when I could just have a 90-calorie bar. I guess I used to enjoy eating chemicals? Anyways, I’ve come a long way and finally see the light.
- I now realize that eating snacks such as a piece of fruit with some nuts, a protein bar, healthy trail mix, and yogurt are a MUCH better option than those 100-calorie packs of cheez-its & cookies. They are filled with simplex carbs & chemicals that will have your stomach growling probably 30 minutes after you finish them. The more calorie dense snacks however will keep you satisfied and won’t allow your blood sugar to drop (most of the time)!
- I know that it’s easy to get caught up and kind of be intimidated when you see for example that such a small amount of peanut butter has a larger amount of calories, but they are good calories! My latest theory is that if they are good calories that will keep you full & provide great nutrients to your body, than you shouldn’t worry about them 🙂 Something that I try to remind myself of everyday. I know this was short; but I think I was able to get my point across.
- Do you agree with this? Have you ever guilty of grabbing something such as a 90-calorie snack when you know you should having something healthier even though it contains more calories? Do you know of any popular foods that contain chemicals?