So you have been watching what you eat. You tell me you are even counting calories but you are still putting on a few pounds. I know it does not seem fair but fair it is. And you walk regularly too; well this just might solve your problem. I have three calorie laden products to tell you about and I bet you have not even given them a thought or count them them as part of your calorie intake. Read on and take heed.
Do you drink coffee? Yes, most of you do, I actually consume no coffee and have replaced it with tea. But you coffee drinkers are not to be denied. Here is the first secret, most coffee creamers, be they powdered or liquid, describe one serving as one teaspoon. But alas, most of you use a tablespoon instead. Do you realize that one tablespoon equals three teaspoons? So now multiply that by the three or four cups of coffee you drink every day and you now end up consuming nine to twelve servings of whatever you use for your creamer. Stop here and go look at the label of your creamer and read the number of calories in it, kind of alarming is it not? A lot of those calories you have not even accounted for!
We all love breakfast and know that is the most important meal of your day. You are a person who eats healthy so you have some oatmeal or granola. And while you are at it you add some raisins and nuts, now you sit down to your healthy meal, right? Wrong! Yes your morning meal has some redeeming qualities but I hope you know that is also contains a lot of sugar. Read the label on your package, I bet it describes a serving as two hundred calories, which is good. But for many of them that is merely a half cup. But who among you eats only a half cup of your healthy breakfast, probably none of you. When you are Merely double that and add in milk, your breakfast is now easily five hundred calories, not so good is it? And while we are at it, most of you, if you are honest, have more than one cup, wow! You probably are at eight hundred to one thousand calories just for your cereal, no wonder you are not losing weight!
And lastly, let us not forget your salad dressing. The greens and other veggies in your salad are probably nutritious and low-cal but your dressing may not be. A lot of your dressings are more than one hundred calories for two tablespoons, and who among you only have two tablespoons? I thought so, none of you! So once again I advise you to read your labels and be aware.
Now I hope I have not ruined your day, but I believe that if I point out a problem you will adjust. I have called your attention to your coffee creamer, your cereal, and your salad dressing. When you add up all the extra calories you will be shocked, who could lose weight consuming an unaccounted for fifteen hundred to two thousand calories. My advice is for you to be aware. And as always you must eat to live well.