Yesterday, we had a training session during lunch; so, my company brought in boxed lunches from Panera Bread. Yum! All of the lunches were half salad and sandwich combos, which was great. I ate my salad, ate the meat from my sandwich and I ate half my bag of chips. That would have been a good lunch, and at 221 calories, at a great calorie count. However.
You see? There was this chocolate walnut duet cookie in there, too. (Insert movie music indicating danger.)
I ate half the cookie and congratulated myself on eating only half. Not so bad, right? Huh.
That HALF of the cookie had 220 calories! TWO. HUNDRED. TWENTY. As much as the whole rest of my lunch!
When I got home, I walked/ran 1.3 miles in 18 minutes. I burned about 150 calories. I was gasping for air, sweating like a horse, and smelling like a goat herder. And I didn’t burn off that half cookie. It was a good cookie, don’t get me wrong, but, sugar, ain’t NO cookie THAT good. I should have done what I used to do which was to check the cookie’s nutritional information BEFORE I put it in my gullet.
Plan food. Check the nutritional information before eating. Spend your calorie budget wisely.
Now THAT’S a smart cookie.