Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Wednesday Diet Tip

Every Wednesday is Peggy and Kelly Diet Tip Day. And please, share any of your own too, for dog and owner! Today's tip is about making the right choices. I recently saw a TV ad for Dunkin Donuts new multigrain bagel with low-fat cream cheese. Since Mike and I have been making an effort to eat only whole grains, I thought this would be a great idea. There's a Dunkin Donuts on our way home from church, so I thought, what a great place to stop for an inexpensive healthy lunch. But I just learned that this option contains 500 calories and 15 grams of fat! Not exactly a diet snack. I would do better to have a glazed donut, at 180 calories and 8 grams of fat. Of course, a glazed donut doesn't contain much nutrition, so as tempting as that sounds, it's not a good idea. I guess it's best to just stay out of donut shops. Just that sugary aroma is enough to add ten pounds.....

I learned this bagel fact from the most amazing book, "Eat This, Not That!" by David Zinczenko. It tells you the healthiest food options at fast food and other restaurants, on the grocery shelves, and even in vending machines and at the movie theater. The coolest thing about the book are photographs of each item and a handy organization. Beware of loaded cheese fries with 2,900 calories and 182 grams of fat!

How about you--got some diet tips to share? I'd love to hear from you!

6 comments:

Kate F. said...

One of my diet tips - when I'm hungry, I make sure to have gum, mints, or something similar around. I find it's a really good distraction, and gives me something to chew on too. My personal favorites: those chocolate covered altoids. Yum!

Mrs E said...

One of my diet tips...... okay two

Always eat something for breakfast, it jump starts that metabolism !!!!!

Before I eat lunch, I have a large glass of water and a few almonds, it acts as a filler. You will actually feel fuller faster

Peggy said...

Thank you Kate and Mrs. E. Those are great tips! The Altoids sound perfect, nice that a little chocolate covered mint can help hold us over and satisfy a little craving. And I've become hooked on almonds as well. All the better if they were chocolate covered! Oops!

Love my Twizzlers said...

Great book - I opted for a Whopper Junior over a 6 inch tuna sub yesterday, but I didn't follow the book's plan "exactly"... I had the mayo and a slice of cheese! I bet if I had asked for them to leave the mayo and cheese off I wouldn't have missed them!

Jessie Smith said...

I wish I could start drinking more water since I have found when I do, I snack less. I just got a Sigg water bottle. I got this one because it is shaped just like the water bottles I can buy in bulk but are better for the environment. Plus, they look cool!

Kate F. said...

One of my diet tips - when I'm hungry, I make sure to have gum, mints, or something similar around. I find it's a really good distraction, and gives me something to chew on too. My personal favorites: those chocolate covered altoids. Yum!

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