Oh my goodness.....
At work, our staff provides snacks in the breakroom. I saw some generic poptarts, and had a package with my "sensible" southbeach dinner. UGH. 400 calories and 10 grams of fat with less than 1 gram of fiber! I had NO IDEA that two of those tarts (two in each foil wrapper) were actually TWO servings, and SO MANY calories!
Serves me right for not looking before I eat... [don't make the same mistake ;0) ]
Uhhh yeah one poptart= one serving @ 200 calories. They aren't that bad. I have one with my breakfast every once in a while and I still maintain my diet. I'm also a runner and it provides carbs needed to run so that's good every once in a while.
Ah well, live and learn!
but the smores ones are SO GOOD.
in my old days i bought a box and ate them all in one sitting (no wonder i was 175 lbs).
they're really tasty microwaved
and my mom won't stop buying them. amongst other things that i would keep out of the house if it were up to me
no wonder i keep falling off the wagon
I think the message here should be rather: make sure you're aware of serving sizes. Companies seem to make them really small, probably to make their product look healther ...
Pop Tarts are a perfect example of this. It's a natural to assume that the serving size would be 1 given that there are 2 in the foil sleeve, and that sleeve can't be resealed so you almost have to eat them both unless you find something in your kitchen to store the other half in. If you take it with you you're out of luck unless you remember to take a little ziplock baggie also.
It's very misleading.
Ok, yes, the poptarts are bad for you. But on the upside, I found out that ONE HoHo is only 120 calories. So if you buy them in a box (like for your kids lunches) and only pack one, you aren't doing half so much damage to your diet as I had once supposed! You just can't buy the 3 pack at 7-11! I can't tell you how liberating that has been for me! I'm not much of a poptart girl, myself, but I have truely missed HoHos. To have them taken off the 'fobidden' list and put on the 'one snack maybe twice a week' list has been a lifeline to me!
Lesson learned: know how many calories AND how much a serving is!
Just for fun- I looked up on Calorie count site and the Pillsbury strudels were actually a little less in calories but higher in fat content- although they did have a tiny bit more fiber... hmm...go figure!
Sugar free jam, low-fat wholemeal pastry, bake and then pop in toaster. Or use real filling
I AGREE 100%----
for example----for 3 years I wouldn't TOUCH pasta cause I thought it was one of
those TOUCH and gain weight sorta foods----
WELL, if you BUY a healthy brand with TONS of fiber/protein, and very little sugar (I buy RONZONI Smart Taste Whole Wheat Spaghetti) A SERVING HAS ONLY 180 cals....and paired with a HOME-MADE SAUCE it's SOOo good for you! and it's REALLY tasty!
"Their spaghetti comes in a 14.5 ounce box (411 grams). A serving size is 2 ounces (56 grams) and there are approximately 7 servings per box. Each serving of spaghetti has 180 calories, 1 gram of fat, 0 grams of saturated and trans fat, 0 mg of cholesterol, 5 mg of sodium (0% of the RDA), 43 grams of carbohydrates, 6 grams of dietary fiber, 1 gram of sugar, and 6 grams of protein. It also contains 30% of the RDA of Calcium, 10% of Iron, 35% of Thiamin, 15% of Riboflavin, 15% of Niacin, and 35% of folate."
SOo,....just eat in moderation people..
p.s.---MY FAV. absolute FAAAVOORIIITE pop-tarts are the cinnamon ones :)