raligh (r_a_l_i_g_h) wrote in skipthekoolaid,

A picture is worth 1,000 calories ... or MORE

I just grabbed the picture I used in the last post at random from Google Images.

It was a cute pic of a lunchbox and it looked like a fairly healthy lunch.

But then, when I looked at it later (just after entering my own calories for the day in the Spark Food Tracker) I got to thinking ... is that really a healthy lunch?

First of all, there's way too much of it for a good weight loss meal (two sandwiches, two snacks AND four pieces of fruit? Overkill.)

So I decided to enter the ingredients (or my best guess) into the food tracker to see what came up.



Banana, fresh, 1 medium (7" to 7-7/8" long)
Cal. Fat Carbs Protein Fiber
109 1 28 1 3

Swiss Cheese, 4 slice (1 oz each)
Cal. Fat Carbs Protein Fiber
426 31 4 32 0

Bread, whole wheat (including toast), 4 slice
Cal. Fat Carbs Protein Fiber
512 10 95 15 11

Orange Juice, 8 oz
Cal. Fat Carbs Protein Fiber
110 1 25 2 0

Tangerines, 2 small (2-1/4" dia)
Cal. Fat Carbs Protein Fiber
62 0 16 1 3

Apple, fresh, 1 medium (2-3/4" dia)
Cal. Fat Carbs Protein Fiber
81 0 21 0 4

Twix chocolate fudge cookie bars, 100 grams
Cal. Fat Carbs Protein Fiber
550 34 54 8 4

Rold Gold Pretzel Sticks, 1 serving
Cal. Fat Carbs Protein Fiber
100 0 23 2 1

Meal Totals
Cal. Fat Carbs Protein Fiber
1,950 / 89 / 243 / 62 / 26

That's pretty good numbers, actually, ... FOR AN ENTIRE DAY'S WORTH OF MEALS!!!

And I was assuming they ate the sandwiches dry, with no mayo or anything and there was no meat or other ingredients to increase the calories.


Those calorie counts can really sneak up on you, even in an apparently healthy and balanced meal, can't they?
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