Knowledge is power.
I am pretty good at guesstimating how many calories are in something. After 5+ years of counting calories to lose weight I’ve become sort of an encyclopedia of Calorie Knowledge.
It’s also the time of year for amazing seasonal treats. For example:
I used to LOVE love love a Starbucks Chocolate Peppermint Mocha with Whipped Cream and Chocolate shavings on top. Oh my god. I’d suck down one a day (or more).
How many calories are in this delicious treat? 540 calories for a Grande (16 ounces).
To give you some clarity as to why I skip these now: Tee other night at the gym I worked out for ONE HOUR AND TWENTY-TWO MINUTES and burned 512 calories. ALMOST the same as one mocha.
Another treat–which I probably WILL partake in this holiday season–is the glorious, creamy Peppermint Ice Cream. LOVE it!
Speaking of Holiday treats…how about Eggnog? Mmmm! Looking forward to having some GregNog this weekend in fact.
1 cup of eggnog = 340 calories or so depending on ingredients and portions. Now I celebrate the holidays in healthier, lower calorie ways. I get the Light Eggnog, mix it with Non-fat Milk to dilute it and I skip the whipped cream.
Another one of my old haunts….BURGERVILLE. Their current seasonal milkshakes right now are:
Chocolate Peppermint Milkshake (Regular): 940 calories
Chocolate Peppermint Milkshake (Large): 1140 calories
Burgerville Eggnog Milkshake (Regular): 520 calories
Burgerville Eggnog Milkshake (Large): 670 calories
Oh so good. I’ve discussed Burgerville’s amazing milkshakes in the past. I definitely miss those but rarely can I justify the calories I’d consume.
A treat I CAN have as an alternative are these:
Come on readers! Share your favorite treats and ALTERNATIVES!
QUESTION: What are some high-calorie items you rarely ever indulge in because you now know how bad they are for you? What do you eat instead?