6/27/15 Katie's Healthy Eating Journal: Monday

by Katie (Jenny Craig 2009 Poster Girl) 27. June 2014 19:49

What food cakes on the pounds the most amount of pounds per year?!  You may have thought it was cookies, ice cream, candy, or even pop but...drum roll please...POTATO CHIPS (FoxNews.com).  According to a study from the New England Journal of Medicine, FoxNews.com wrote, "Potato chips were the biggest dietary offender. Each daily serving containing 1 ounce (about 15 chips and 160 calories) led to a 1.69-pound uptick over four years. That's compared to sweets and desserts, which added 0.41 pound.

For starchy potatoes other than chips, the gain was 1.28 pounds. Within the spud group, french fries were worse for the waist than boiled, baked or mashed potatoes. That's because a serving of large fries contains between 500 to 600 calories compared with a serving of a large baked potato at 280 calories."


I seriously don't think I've ordered a side of french fries since I was in high school!  This isn't to say you should be deprived of them the rest of your life if they're something you love.  For me, they weren't the most important food that I was going to miss.  I mean, yes, I loved a fry dipped in fatty ranch - who doesn't?.  But, as I've said in the past, I'd rather have a frozen yogurt, bagel, or slice of pizza!  


What's a better alternative than a bag of chips or a side of greasy french fries?  Go to the organic section of the grocery store and look for Cascadian Farm Crinkle Fries.  They are 4g fat, 110 calories, and unsalted!  These are an excellent choice for your starch for dinner - you even get about 18 pieces in a serving!

 If you are a chip lover I'm sorry to say that sticking to a 100 calorie pack as your snack at night is the best option.  It keeps the fat/calories to one serving size.  The danger with chips is that once you have one it's difficult to stop.  You end up eating half of the bag...lol, or if you're my husband (he'd be the first to admit it!) the entire bag in one sitting!


Breakfast -

JC Blueberry Pancake and sausage with 1/4 cup sugar-free syrup


1 cup fat-free organic milk

Snack -

JC Anytime Bar

Lunch -

JC Pasta Ole 

Leftover grilled veggies

Snack -


Dinner -

JC Mac & Cheese

Salad (mixed greens, peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes) 2 tbsp. light ranch

Snack -

JC Triple Chocolate Cheesecake


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/06/23/potato-chips-pile-on-pounds-study-finds/#ixzz1QTrvbgbn

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7/3/2015 1:10:35 PM #

I enjoyed reading this post Katie!! I love chips!! Now I can see the effect with eating them! Thanks!

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