Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wednesday Weigh-In

Due to my weight gain this week, there will not be a Wednesday weigh-in post.  Bleh!  That little hungry monster GOT ME!

ANYWAY -- Here's some news from Hungry-Girl that I thought you might find interesting.

Hungry Girl,

What are some foods that people assume are pretty good choices but really aren't? By now, everyone knows that tuna salad is a bad choice because of all that mayo. But what else is lurking out there?
Warn Me
Dear Warn Me,
There are definitely a lot of fattening foods around that people THINK are good choices. The biggest offenders, in my opinion, are as follows:

1. Wraps. Try a little experiment: unfold a wrap and see how HUGE the tortilla is. A lot of times the tortilla itself contains 300 - 400 calories. And that doesn't include any of the filling!

2. Salad dressing. This isn't really a "hidden" source of calories, but most people don't realize just how bad it can be. Full-fat dressing can easily add 500 calories or more to your meal. (Don't believe me? Click here!) Wasting that many calories on some goo is just silly.

3. Grilled veggies. In THEORY these are good, but often they're loaded up with oil, so WATCH OUT. (Case in point? The Cheesecake Factory's 1,133-calorie Grilled Portabella on a Bun!) Order veggies steamed or grilled DRY. If they arrive looking shiny, blot them with a napkin to soak up some fat.

Other things to look out for -- low-fat muffins (they're usually too big and have too many calories), cottage cheese (ask if it's low-fat or fat-free -- if it isn't, it's more fattening than you'd think), and smoothies (often have 400 - 700 calories each... Eeeks!). Be careful out there!
Oh, on a different front, I'm listening to Christmas music.  Nothing to get you in the mood for Christmas than listening to Christmas songs in September!  (I have my work music on random play and I never know what's coming up next - keeps things interesting - that's for sure.  Oh, now it's Mandisa's Not Guilty!  AMEN girlfriend!)

Ok, so watch out for those hidden calories and that crazy HUNGRY MONSTER!  Have a good day!


E @ Scottsville said...

Hey, just wanted to say Congratulations on your big win over on Cathy's blog. Woo hoo!

Mel @ Studio MCA Designs said...

So, I guess that Gigi's cupcake I had for breakfast was NOT a good choice?