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What foods are just not worth the # of calories?

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  • KickassAmazon76KickassAmazon76 Member Posts: 3,268 Member Member Posts: 3,268 Member
    Sweets.

    I have various well-meaning gifts of gummies and hard candy that I'm refusing to eat. It's just pure sugar.

    I'll rejig my diary to fit in anything chocolatey, but I don't see the point of candy.

    For me, sweets are pure nostalgia. Peach rings for example... I NEVER have them, but if I do it's when I want to taste my childhood haha

    Or coca cola bottle jujubes. Sigh. That just screams summer to me. ❤️
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member, Premium Posts: 5,669 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,669 Member
    Sweets.

    I have various well-meaning gifts of gummies and hard candy that I'm refusing to eat. It's just pure sugar.

    I'll rejig my diary to fit in anything chocolatey, but I don't see the point of candy.

    For me, sweets are pure nostalgia. Peach rings for example... I NEVER have them, but if I do it's when I want to taste my childhood haha

    Or coca cola bottle jujubes. Sigh. That just screams summer to me. ❤️

    oh yes! if it brings back memories it is worth the calories for me becuase a little goes a long way!
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Member, Premium Posts: 6,759 Member Member, Premium Posts: 6,759 Member
    Sweets.

    I have various well-meaning gifts of gummies and hard candy that I'm refusing to eat. It's just pure sugar.

    I'll rejig my diary to fit in anything chocolatey, but I don't see the point of candy.

    I don't find these appealing at all -- I'm only interested in sugar when combined with fat, but for those who like them I'm jealous of the low calorie counts, since fat tends to bring tons of cals. I wouldn't waste cals on hard candies since they don't interest me, but aren't they pretty low cal?
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Member, Premium Posts: 6,759 Member Member, Premium Posts: 6,759 Member
    Sweets.

    I have various well-meaning gifts of gummies and hard candy that I'm refusing to eat. It's just pure sugar.

    I'll rejig my diary to fit in anything chocolatey, but I don't see the point of candy.

    For me, sweets are pure nostalgia. Peach rings for example... I NEVER have them, but if I do it's when I want to taste my childhood haha

    Or coca cola bottle jujubes. Sigh. That just screams summer to me. ❤️

    Summer as a child for me is straight up popsicles, which happily are available pretty low cal these days (or can be made from blended fruit).
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member, Premium Posts: 5,669 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,669 Member
    Maple syrup and honey
  • wilson10102018wilson10102018 Member Posts: 875 Member Member Posts: 875 Member
    Peanuts. Why bother with peanuts which are not really nuts at 160 cal per ounce when one can have almonds or walnuts or cashews with about the same count.
  • ninerbuffninerbuff Member, Greeter, Premium Posts: 44,333 Member Member, Greeter, Premium Posts: 44,333 Member
    Okay so a "distributor" gave me some food samples with Melaleuca oil in them. Total sales pitch for an MLM company, but out of curiosity I tried it.

    TOTAL TRASH. And people actually pay for this stuff, eat it and claim health benefits from it.

    A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
    IDEA Fitness member
    Kickboxing Certified Instructor
    Been in fitness for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition

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  • PAPYRUS3PAPYRUS3 Member Posts: 8,846 Member Member Posts: 8,846 Member
    ninerbuff wrote: »
    Okay so a "distributor" gave me some food samples with Melaleuca oil in them. Total sales pitch for an MLM company, but out of curiosity I tried it.

    TOTAL TRASH. And people actually pay for this stuff, eat it and claim health benefits from it.

    A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
    IDEA Fitness member
    Kickboxing Certified Instructor
    Been in fitness for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition

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    Isn't Melaleuca oil tea tree oil? I'm surprised this was in the food samples....isn't it toxic to ingest?
  • moontyrantmoontyrant Member Posts: 156 Member Member Posts: 156 Member
    amart4224 wrote: »
    Also not worth the calories for me is cheese on sandwiches and burgers.

    I like cheese in certain applications, but a slice on a sandwich/burger does nothing for me. Before counting calories, if I was served a sandwich with cheese, I'd just eat it. Now, I pick it off and save the calories for a cookie or something.

    I've been giving this one some thought lately. I looooove cheese and always put it on my turkey or chicken sandwiches, but the other day I was asking myself "can I really even taste it?" It's like I've been putting cheese on sandwiches just out of habit so I'm definitely going to have to try one without and see if/how much I miss it.

    I don’t really notice cheese in my wraps and sandwiches but I swapped it out for avocado and it’s amazing!!
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member, Premium Posts: 5,669 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,669 Member
    moontyrant wrote: »
    amart4224 wrote: »
    Also not worth the calories for me is cheese on sandwiches and burgers.

    I like cheese in certain applications, but a slice on a sandwich/burger does nothing for me. Before counting calories, if I was served a sandwich with cheese, I'd just eat it. Now, I pick it off and save the calories for a cookie or something.

    I've been giving this one some thought lately. I looooove cheese and always put it on my turkey or chicken sandwiches, but the other day I was asking myself "can I really even taste it?" It's like I've been putting cheese on sandwiches just out of habit so I'm definitely going to have to try one without and see if/how much I miss it.

    I don’t really notice cheese in my wraps and sandwiches but I swapped it out for avocado and it’s amazing!!

    my motto: if you can't taste the cheese, you're eating the wrong cheese!
  • rosebarnalicerosebarnalice Member Posts: 3,078 Member Member Posts: 3,078 Member
    Fast food burgers, fries, fried chicken sandwiches or tenders
  • carolinelanewacarolinelanewa Member Posts: 42 Member Member Posts: 42 Member
    Those tiny little lamb cutlets. Tasty. But at 750 cals for 3 I will give them a miss.
  • gwenster89gwenster89 Member, Premium Posts: 48 Member Member, Premium Posts: 48 Member
    food from chain restaurants... olive garden, chili's, that kind of thing. the ingredients are poor quality and the amount of calories in that food is just mind blowing. i truly do not understand how they pack so many calories into one plate of food.

    even if i'm not cooking a "healthier" version of it at home, i think there's value in being able to use ingredients i feel good about, learning a new recipe, and of course saving the money.
  • jenniferinfljenniferinfl Member Posts: 462 Member Member Posts: 462 Member
    Ice Cream- I like ice cream, but, it has so many calories for so little. I'd rather have more popsicles or chocolate.. lol

    I only buy ice cream in that teeny carboard single container and it rarely feels worth it.
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member, Premium Posts: 5,669 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,669 Member
    ugh... sandwich bread!!!
  • WhatsthemotiveWhatsthemotive Member, Premium Posts: 73 Member Member, Premium Posts: 73 Member
    This came up for me today. My husband bought frozen burger patties snd wants a burger for dinner. I looked at the box. I’ll fix it for him but 410 calories for something that won’t fill me up and that I don’t like too much? No way.
  • Noreenmarie1234Noreenmarie1234 Member Posts: 6,273 Member Member Posts: 6,273 Member
    ugh... sandwich bread!!!

    No way! schmidt 647 bread is totally worth 40 cal per slice!
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member, Premium Posts: 5,669 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,669 Member
    ugh... sandwich bread!!!

    No way! schmidt 647 bread is totally worth 40 cal per slice!

    oh, I mean more like what you get at restaurants or out to eat
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member, Premium Posts: 5,669 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,669 Member
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    like this kind of sandwich
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