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What foods are just not worth the # of calories?

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  • gallicinvasiongallicinvasion Member, Premium Posts: 1,011 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,011 Member
    Soda, fruit juice, potato chips, beer and wine, supermarket sliced bread, French fries
  • hazelenihazeleni Member Posts: 75 Member Member Posts: 75 Member
    Anything deliciously baked from the bakery's
  • hazelenihazeleni Member Posts: 75 Member Member Posts: 75 Member
    And pasta for me! It's the only thing I try to stay away from, i could eat the whole pot and still be hungry! (Unless it's cheese filled tortellini- those are worth it)
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 5,930 Member Member Posts: 5,930 Member
    hazeleni wrote: »
    And pasta for me! It's the only thing I try to stay away from, i could eat the whole pot and still be hungry! (Unless it's cheese filled tortellini- those are worth it)

    agreed!
  • springlering62springlering62 Member, Premium Posts: 2,712 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,712 Member
    most fried foods. Especially fried vegetables

    Excepting fried green tomatoes and fried okra, properly made, of course.
  • ninerbuffninerbuff Member, Greeter Posts: 44,775 Member Member, Greeter Posts: 44,775 Member
    ninerbuff wrote: »
    Archon2 wrote: »
    Donuts.
    Oh yeah, I'm eating donuts. Especially a chocolate covered eclair. Heaven.

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    I go for the Boston cream donut. Pretty much the same thing in a slightly smaller package. ... But then I end up having a second one. :smile:

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  • acpgeeacpgee Member Posts: 5,808 Member Member Posts: 5,808 Member
    most fried foods. Especially fried vegetables

    Excepting fried green tomatoes and fried okra, properly made, of course.

    For me, kakiage is worth the calories.

    https://norecipes.com/kakiage-recipe/
  • mnbell2013mnbell2013 Member Posts: 45 Member Member Posts: 45 Member
    Most coffee shop drinks. The "refresher" drinks at Starbucks are among my favorite for this reason.

    Nuts

    Trail mix

    Peanut butter

    Granola

    Sandwich bread

    Yogurt

    Soda

    Ice cream
    edited October 2020
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 5,930 Member Member Posts: 5,930 Member
    mnbell2013 wrote: »
    Most coffee shop drinks. The "refresher" drinks at Starbucks are among my favorite for this reason.

    Nuts

    Trail mix

    Peanut butter

    Granola

    Sandwich bread

    Yogurt

    Soda

    Ice cream

    Granola is just plain silly imo
  • acpgeeacpgee Member Posts: 5,808 Member Member Posts: 5,808 Member
    mnbell2013 wrote: »
    Most coffee shop drinks. The "refresher" drinks at Starbucks are among my favorite for this reason.

    Nuts

    Trail mix

    Peanut butter

    Granola

    Sandwich bread

    Yogurt

    Soda

    Ice cream

    Granola is just plain silly imo

    I bought a granola at Ottolenghi's from the delicatessen after eating at one of his restaurants. The most delicious granola ever, more dessert than breakfast. It was also outrageously expensive at £7.50 for a 500g bag. Then I found a blogger who typed in the recipe for it from one of his cookbooks. I put it in the recipe builder and discovered a 50g serving was 460 kcal without milk.

    http://tastypi.blogspot.com/2012/08/ottolenghis-granola.html
  • VegjoyPVegjoyP Member Posts: 1,455 Member Member Posts: 1,455 Member
    Any food that is not filling and makes you want more!
  • B_Plus_EffortB_Plus_Effort Member, Premium Posts: 311 Member Member, Premium Posts: 311 Member
    potato chips, way overrated
  • ReenieHJReenieHJ Member Posts: 6,480 Member Member Posts: 6,480 Member
    muszyngr wrote: »
    potato chips, way overrated

    I agree. Pretzels too, unless coated with peanut butter and/or chocolate. Along with cheez-it's and cheese doodles, just cheese flavored cardboard JMO
  • IronIsMyTherapyIronIsMyTherapy Member Posts: 475 Member Member Posts: 475 Member
    Anything sweet. I prefer savory and have been known to order 2nd steak and skip dessert.
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 5,930 Member Member Posts: 5,930 Member
    muszyngr wrote: »
    potato chips, way overrated

    Agreed. I do like wavy chips, but only on occasion/
  • IsETHomeIsETHome Member Posts: 383 Member Member Posts: 383 Member
    @sardelsa......my response was based on those who had already posted. My best practice when I’m most successful. I have a slow metabolism, and have to be very deliberate. My maintenance is 1500 cals a day. Take what you want, leave what you don’t. This was an opinion question, not sure the disagreement #s. It works very well for me. High protein in the am. Occasional small portion of chocolate to ward off sweet craving, and avoid dense carbs that add up too fast. I have to stick to 1200 cals to loose very slowly. I’m 48 and sit for very long work hours. I water jog almost daily in the am for about 45 mins. During Covid went off the wagon and gained (that and no pool). Pool is open, I’m logging again and weight loss is back on. I always appreciate the perspectives of what works for people. These were mine and I listed what wasn’t worth the cals for me, and some that was in contrast to others. I’ve lost about 36 lbs from my high. Cheers.

    @ninerbuff on the rare occasion if I have fries, they must be hot - I refuse tepid fries. High cal items for me must he high quality or just as I want it - or why bother.
    edited October 2020
  • IsETHomeIsETHome Member Posts: 383 Member Member Posts: 383 Member
    PAPYRUS3 wrote: »
    any regular supermarket items made from their bakery department. Certainly not worth the calories...usually not tasting very good anyways (have you tasted a Safeway croissant or that 'frosting' on their cakes?😖)

    The 2 oz of pecan pie I had today was amazing from a supermarket. I ate it with berries. However that is pretty much a doll size portion. I don’t eat many sweets so it was pretty amazing. Eating berries with it made the experience last a little longer.
    edited October 2020
  • PAPYRUS3PAPYRUS3 Member Posts: 9,196 Member Member Posts: 9,196 Member
    Regular/full fat ice cream
    supermarket 'sad' sandwich bread
    sour cream/full fat cream cheese
    mayo (hate it anyways)
    fruit juices
    sodas
    Starbuck-type specialty beverages
    potato chips
    donuts
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 5,930 Member Member Posts: 5,930 Member
    PAPYRUS3 wrote: »
    Regular/full fat ice cream
    supermarket 'sad' sandwich bread
    sour cream/full fat cream cheese
    mayo (hate it anyways)
    fruit juices
    sodas
    Starbuck-type specialty beverages
    potato chips
    donuts

    On sour cream, depends on how you are using. If it is in a recipe low fat is fine, but if it is the main thing I cannot STAND low fat
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