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How bad are chips?


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This is a question for all those, probably from the UK, about fish and chips chips.

I've had a real craving for them for about a week, but have managed to drag myself away from all the shops, but am wondering about whether to have them as a celebration of ending college tomorrow (whoo!)

Anyway, does anyone know how bad they are? I know they're not brilliant, but my mum said that as they're normally thicker cut than french fries, they're normally less fatty. Does anyone have any idea about the calorie content? CC hasn't been able to help me on this one.

Thanks for you help.

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100g chip shop chips are about 260 cals.  And I'd say a typical chip shop portion is at least double that.   You're mum's right about thicker cut ones being a little less fatty... they don't absorb as much oil.   And potatoes and vegetable oil aren't a 'bad' thing.  If you ate nothing else, OK that would be a bad diet.  But as an occasional treat they're lovely.  Enjoy.

thicker cut ones absorb less fat so yes they are better than fries.... im one of the people that thinks everything in moderation but dont use college as an excuse to have them or you will fall into the treat trap. This is something that i did and i use to have chocolate, crisps and oh i dont know a burger for lunch just coz it was a friday!!!! If you want chips then have them, just find a way to fit them in to whatver diet/plan your following..... i had a slice of cake yesterday but substituted with a big salad for dinner so i didnt go over my 1500 cals... If it makes you feel better then do extra exercise...


A nice alternative would be to have oven chips... or i know there not the same but if you slice a couple of potatoes in to chip/wedge size, spray with fry light and bake in the oven... dont taste too bad once they have mayo on - extra light obviously!!


I found it hard to calculate the calorie content of chips until i found this website... should give you a rough idea... NOTE: i believe the calories are per personal portion and not the whole portion that the chip man wraps for you.

just type in chips

http://www.nutracheck.co.uk/process.jsp?secti on=intro&action=1

 

 

I don't know if they have these in the UK but yesterday I tried Glenny's Soy Crisps....o my lordy they were so good! It's 70 calories per serving and a big bag has 2 servings so 140 calories. They are lightly salted baked soy crisps so they kinda look like mini rice cakes but they taste so much better and a bag has 10 grams of protein! They are my new fave.

Thanks guys!!!

And tanyamorrow,I have to have a real reason/celebration to eat stuff that I think of as bad. I know I shouldn't use food as a treat, but it's hard, I feel that I need a real reason to eat those kind of things. I'm working on it :[

Original Post by chicabonita75:

Thanks guys!!!

And tanyamorrow,I have to have a real reason/celebration to eat stuff that I think of as bad. I know I shouldn't use food as a treat, but it's hard, I feel that I need a real reason to eat those kind of things. I'm working on it :[

thats fair enough - i hope you dont think i was criticising!! I used to be the same so i totally understand! Congrats on finishing college! x

Original Post by tanyamorrow:

Original Post by chicabonita75:

Thanks guys!!!

And tanyamorrow,I have to have a real reason/celebration to eat stuff that I think of as bad. I know I shouldn't use food as a treat, but it's hard, I feel that I need a real reason to eat those kind of things. I'm working on it :[

thats fair enough - i hope you dont think i was criticising!! I used to be the same so i totally understand! Congrats on finishing college! x

 Nah it's all cool ;) And thanks! I enjoyed my chips, I am going for a run later XD

I read that they are the healthiest of the takeaway options.

Treat yourself and enjoy :)

xXx

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