I was reading an article on Everyday Health about holiday diet busters. And someone of them made me cringe with the knowledge of exactly how bad they were for me. Others, it didn't bother me so much. I thought I would go through the list with you all and share in my misery ... and make you guys as hungry as it made me. :) But keep in mind, at the above link, they give you other options instead of the butt enlarging, thigh engourging items below.
1. Au Bon Pain Carrot Walnut Spice Muffin. Call me crazy but anything with the word "pain" in it has to be kind of bad. I mean, I know it's french and all, but I don't want anything from a place that has that word in it. But here's the kicker... that amazing, soft, delicious muffin?? 550 calories, 24 grams of fat!! Wait... my butt just got bigger. Crap.
2. Dunkin' Donuts Chocolate Chip Muffin: Again, another one that I can live without. I think that there's a muffin consipiracy. Really. Think about it. When you think of muffin, you think "Didn't our forefathers eat muffins all the time?? They were good hardy stock!" It makes you feel all warm and fuzzy.... but then you find out that the item you relied on is 590 calories and 24 grams of fat. That's tantamount to going on the perfect date, having a little bit too much wine, bringing the guy home just to wake up alone with some money on the nightstand. *sigh* Not that that's happened to me. Seriously.
3. Mrs. Fields Semi-Sweet Chocolate & Walnuts Cookie: I would just like to say, my cookies would kick Mrs. Fields' cookies in the butt. Just sayin'. But here's the deal.. 310 calories and 16 grams of fat. Mine certainly doesn't have that many calories and fat in them. I take the calories out. *cough* *choke* *looks for lightning to strike her dead* Actually, their recommendation is Chocolate Chip Cookies made with part apple sauce. I hear it's pretty good. Check the above link.
4. Krispy Kreme Glazed Creme Filled Doughnut - 360 calories, 19 grams of fat. Again, something I can live without. Doughnuts have never been a big deal for me. Although, if someone brings them to work and there's all that luscious glaze just calling my name.... I do generally give in.
5. Jamba Juice Peanut Butter Moo'd - 860 calories, 21 grams of fat. I have to say, I have never had one of these. I personally prefer the Strawberries Wild (250 Calories). But they have to menu and nutritional info out up front so you can peruse until you find something that you like and fits your calorie count. :)
6. Cinnabon Classic Roll - Now I know what you are all saying. "But it's CINNABON! Isn't it at least no calories when you are stuck in the airport and you are smelling all of that Cinnabon-iness??" But no... sorry. Even the airport Cinnabon will deliver you 730 calories, 24 grams of fat. I know. But try to resist. Put the earplugs you brought for the flight in your nose, and you won't smell it!
7. Starbucks Grande White Chocolate Mocha - 480 calories, 20 grams of fat (with whole milk). There are LOTS of fixes for this. First, go to the Starbucks online menu and nutritional info. Pick out the drink best for you. First off, go with skim milk and no whipped cream. But here's something I have been doing lately: Buy the Starbucks "Via" packets. They are instant coffee packets but taste GREAT! I add a package of hot chocolate with it and VOILA! Cafe Mocha! Woo hoo!
So there ya go!!