Sure You Want That Snack?


Here’s how much exercise a 150-pound person would have to do to burn off the calories in some popular snacks. Maybe you’d be better off with a peach or an orange (60 calories each) or a grande flavoured Skinny Latte (120 calories) instead?

Source: Arizona State University Healthy Lifestyles Research Center (

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Curb Your Chocolate Craving With Only 50 Calories

Are you a chocoholic?  Don’t let your chocolate craving sabotage your weight loss efforts.  It’s all about control!!

Here  are some great chocolate fixes for only 50 calories.

  • 2 Hershey Kisses
  • 2 Medium Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
  • 12 M&M’s Chocolate Candies
  • Sugar Free Fat Free Chocolate Pudding Snack Cup
  • 1 Oreo Cookie
  • 1 Fudgsicle No Sugar Added or Fat Free
  • 1 Chocolate Tootsie Pop

Chocolate Truffle Recipe

  • 1-8oz package fat-free cream cheese
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Beat all ingredients until smooth.  Freeze mixture for 1 hour.  Remove from freezer and form into 1″ balls. Freeze until firm.  Enjoy!!  Makes 40 truffles.  Each truffle 50 calories and 1 gram fat.

Halloween Candy For 100 Calories

Here at the motto is to “Eat your cake and lose weight too”.  That also means halloween candy.  Who doesn’t enjoy raiding the kid’s halloween bag or want piece of candy from trick-n-treat night.  But we don’t want to sabotage the diet either.  Here are some picks for 100 calories or less (pay attention to package size):

  • Almond Joy (snack size) -80 cal
  • Butterfinger (fun size)- 85 cal
  • Nestle Crunch (fun size)- 90 cal
  • Hershey Kiss (4)- 100 cal
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup (snack size)- 110cal
  • Whoppers (10)- 100 cal
  • Jolly Ranchers (3)- 70 cal
  • Smarties (1 roll)- 25 cal
  • Skittles ( 1 fun size bag)- 70 cal
  • M&M’s ( 1 fun size package) -100 cal

Road Trip Snacks

I just got back from my road trip to Myrtle Beach.  Here’s some quick tips for snacks on the road.

  • Instead of letting your fresh produce rot while you are away, pack it for healthy snacks.
  • The same goes for dairy products. I cut the cheese into cubes and packed the yogurts.  Don’t forget plastic ware.
  • Also, throw in some peanutbutter and wheat crackers instead of the chips.
  • Doesn’t  grapes and cheese, apples slices with peanut butter, and strawberries and yogurt sound yummy.

And who can resist the fast food drive thru’s.  There actually are some healthy options you can choose.  I found the grilled chicken soft taco at Taco Bell for only 200 calories.

Here’s a link for some other snack ideas while driving on the road.

Snacks and Dashboard Dining