250 fewer calories consumed per day adds up to a 50 pound weight loss over a year.
This is great news as 250 calories is usually not a “lot of food”. Some foods are more calorically dense than other foods and seem kind of innocent. They are innocent, once you know how much energy is in them so you can adjust how much you eat.
Last night, after a big meal in a vegan Chinese Restaurant I did some shopping and decided to have two of the Dolphin Brand chocolates pictured above as a nosh.
Today, my curiosity got the better of me so I googled on “Dolphin Chocolates”. I found this page on the company web site that lists the nutrition information and the ingredients ( not on the label ).
These chocolates which are about an inch in diameter and about a half inch thick are about 150 calories each.
That nosh last night added 300 calories into my system. Almost half a meal worth of energy for about 1 min of mild pleasure. For about the same calories I could have had about 3 grapefruits or three cups of frozen berries. I could have had a chochlate Luna Bar and only have gotten a little more than half the calories.
LOL! I’m feeling as about as shocked as I did when I discovered the ugly caloric truth about my beloved granola, orange juice, bananas, or bagels.
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