Tuesday, March 11, 2014

100 Calorie Comparisons

The person who came up with the 100 calorie pack idea is an evil genius. Manufacturers charge you more money for less product and people pay it.

I’m not sure who came up with the “a calorie is a calorie” theory in the first place but it makes no sense. Different foods affect your body in different ways. Some foods are loaded with nutrients, fill you up more, energize you, and are more easily digested. Many processed foods are loaded with unpronounceable chemicals, increase your cravings, make you feel sluggish, and overload your system with insulin.

The bottom line? What you eat, not just how many calories it contains, contributes to whether your body burns fat or stores fat.

Here are some far healthier 100 calorie choices:

· 1 medium banana, apple, pear, or peach

· 14 almonds

· 25 baby carrots

· 1 large hardboiled egg

· 1 1/4 cup of watermelon, cantaloupe, or pineapple

· 4 oz. turkey breast

· 25 dry roasted, unsalted pistachios

· 28 grapes

· 1/2 baked potato w/ salsa (leave the skin on to get lots of important nutrients)

· 2 oz. of lean roast beef or boiled ham

· 1/4 cup of raisins                                

· 17 medium stalks of celery

· 2 kiwis or 2 plums

· 10 large steamed shrimp

· 1/2 apple w/ 2 tsp. of natural peanut butter 

· 1 medium ear of corn

· 3/4 oz. sharp cheddar

· 1 cup of blueberries

· 3 oz. of tuna packed in water

· 1 1/2 cup of strawberries or raspberries

· 4 cups of raw broccoli

· 2 1⁄2 oz. baked or broiled salmon

· 2 cups of sugar snap peas

· 1 slice turkey + reduced fat Swiss cheese rollup


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