Sunday, January 25, 2015

Bad Food

Dan and I try to eat pretty good.  I would rate us an 7 or 8 out of 10 for overall healthy eating. 

We have our bad habits though.  Like these Simply Cheetos that were on sale today at Dillon’s. 


They are in the health food isle and here’s probably how they landed there.  They are gluten free, made with expeller-pressed sunflower oil (?), no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives, made with sea salt and baked.  Still, there are 150 calories in 32 pieces.  Of that 150, 80 calories are fat.  Not only that, there is 290 mg of sodium per serving.  I intend to parcel these out—we’ll see.

Dillon’s also had pop on sale.  Last summer, I almost quit buying pop.  We got along just fine.  However, we are currently more or less craving Diet Dr. Pepper and Diet Ginger Ale.  Neither are good.  Turns out we are doomed if we do—sugar—and doomed if we don’t—aspartame. 

Then there is coffee crack—at least that’s what I call it.  Nestles makes a hazelnut creamer we really like.  Currently, we are using a knock off brand that I picked up in Dollar General.  It has 35 calories in 1 tablespoon.  It is hard to determine exactly what this stuff is.  It has 1.5 grams of fat and no sodium.  The first three ingredients (which are listed in order of most to least) are water, sugar and hydrogenated (!) soybean oil.  All in all, not good.  We would be better to use milk and sugar than this.  If we would use better coffee then we wouldn’t need anything to make it taste good.  We read recently drinking coffee helps the brain.  Great, just so the creamer doesn’t get us first.

Since Christmas, we are not eating candy.

Ice cream is another matter.  We’ll work on the other things first.

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