Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Man these 100 cal snacks are on! Who knows what I'm talking about?

I just came back in town from the South and definitely got it crackin on the food tip (e.g., greens, macaroni, cornbread, biscuits and gravy, chicken, fried green tomatoes, green beans, ribs, okra, cabbage, spaghetti, etc. you get the picture). So, upon my return I was definitely trying to figure out how to lose all this weight I just picked up (over the course of a week). I went to Target yesterday and though it was not Super Target, they still had food and liquor selections that I went to check out. The liquor part is for another day, but the food selections caught my eye. They have a whole section of 100 cal snacks and half of them were on sale. While I'm trying to lose weight I am also trying to be a better steward of my funds, so as you can imagine, I hit the jackpot! I racked up on 3 things: peanut butter and chocolate granola bars for breakfast (110 cals), Cheez-its for a class snack, and Nutty bars for that after meal sweetness.

Not only are they good, but they provide awareness as to how much the American public actually eats. Usually we're into getting the most for our money so we super-size everything, which tempts us to finish it all so as not to be wasteful. When you buy smaller portions you condition your body to eat less, and eating less equals healthier people. Now, I do drink 2-3 Capri Suns daily, but I drink about double the water and take the stairs (in stilettos) instead of the elevator to get my daily workout on my days off of dance class. Most think that it costs more to eat better, but if you become a bargain shopper, you'll learn to only buy foods (healthy) that are on sale.

No more excuses, we must do better.