It’s the unknown that kills a good diet plan.
The little treats here or there that can derail months of work.
And the underestimations of calories in a food, well…that’s just UNBELIEVABLY AGGRAVATING!
Over the summer we had a Baskin Robbins move into our neighborhood.
As a treat, my family would go once a week for ice-cream. Sometimes twice a week of the grandparents were around.
I’m a chocolate mint kinda guy, so I normally get the chocolate mint ice-cream in a waffle cone – about 500 calories…but occasionally, I’d order the chocolate milk shake.
I figured, “It’s a treat, besides it’s probably about 750 calories, I can handle that”
You can imagine how mad I was when I saw this:
Almost Double what I thought.
Luckily, I wasn’t trying to lose weight this summer, so it wasn’t a giant deal, but this is where the “I didn’t change a thing, but gained weight” stories come from – forgetting or underestimating the calorie content of foods.
Eating responsibly means being aware.
You can still have chocolate milk shakes from Baskin Robbins if you are trying to lose weight, you just need to be aware that the darn thing has 1300 Calories.
Being aware – it’s the key to weight loss.
PS – The secret to losing weight while still occasionally having a large chocolate milkshake? Share it with a friend!