Thursday, March 27, 2008

I need to read labels more

I just got a bag of flavoured tostitos from the vending machine for a snack. It's leading up to finals so things were pretty picked over for choice, but I though "how bad can they be?" and got a small bag.
After 3 chips I looked at the back to discover that I was bout to eat 24g of fat and 400 calories. In a tiny 50g bag!
Awhah??
I'm proud of myself - they went straight into the bin and I'm drinking from my water bottle...didn't eat any more of them. The old me would say "you paid for them - don't let that go to waste". My calore intake is more important that wasting $1.25.
Besides, I did not need those empty calories anyways...I'd rather nibble on the good stuff...I need to start keeeping fruit at work for times like this.

3 comments:

Scrumpy's Baker said...

Good for you for throwing them out! That wasting money thing is a huge obsticle for me as well.

LisaN said...

You did great............:)

When you spend your calories on something healthy, I call it "Calorie Shopping."

BTW, if you're interested I just finished a series of articles about fruits and vegetables for National Nutrition Month and using them as snack food was mentioned several times..........:)

Cara said...

Wow good job keeping your thoughts on the right track :-)