I scream...You scream...We all screa...OK, let's not be so dramatic ladies and gents. When it comes to enjoying our food choices and simultaneously progressing toward our fitness goals, there is always a way.
But hey, maybe screaming is your thing. If so, you'll find that certain choices will have you screaming at the scale; while others will have you screaming with aesthetically blessed joy!!
In this week's Bite-Sized Breakdown, we are comparing very similar flavors of two leading brands of ice-cream. The differences may just make you scream all over again!!
Let's take a look:
Alright, let's take a moment to digest what just happened. If you noticed, aside from significant differences in sugar, fiber, fat, etc., there was difference of 900 calories between the two varieties of ice-cream. Is this real life, BRUH?!
We must remember that ONE decision will NOT make or break our results.
Just for fun though, let's take a look at what may happen (over the course of a year) if we decided to eat the higher calorie version once per week...as a "treat meal".
900 (caloric difference) X 52 (weeks in a year) = 46,800 calories (additional per year)
Let's assume, you always consumed your current maintenance calories for the year. In a vacuum (metabolism isn't quite this simple), it takes about 3,500 calories to gain or lose a pound of body weight.
46,800 (extra calories) / 3,500 (calories needed to +/- body weight) = 13.37 lbs (body weight gained)
Food for thought, Eh? Let's tie this up in the tightest bow possible and break it down Bite-Sized style!
Ice-Cream is NOT something to be feared. However, like anything we decide to consume, it WILL have an impact (good or bad) when that decision gets stacked up over time. Look at it this way, one decision... done each day... over the course of an entire year... will come out to 365 decisions that get us closer or further away from our goals. If we stretch that out over a decade, then we have 3,650 decisions available to us. WOW!!
Do you think that 3,650 decisions can change your life? ABSOLUTELY it can... and will!!
So remember, we only need to make one (you can do more) better choices each day. This alone (over the course of time), will have a tremendous impact on our lives and health. It doesn't have to be just food either. You can apply this to business, personal relationships, parenting, etc. You'll be amazed at what you can achieve, when you put your mind to it.