Another WOW Moment
Monday, October 06, 2008
It's not what you think though. This wow moment is from an e-mail response. I was reading my Spark email getting my points as I always do. I get this baffled look and a "Why do they send these" question mark over my head at The Spark People Food Showdown. I do read them and go over what they are comparing. What I don't understand is why Spark People even send these out. People are trying to lose weight. We all do not need to have a showdown on the food we are trying to stay away from. I know for me they have become awareness and shocker points.
Today they compared Don Pablo's Sopapillas and Don Pablo's Fried Ice Cream. I have heard of the Fried Ice Cream. Back in my heavier days have even tried one of these things and can't even imagine bringing myself to trying one now. According to the showdown and believe it or not the fried ice cream was the winner. I myself am not sure of what the other product is that can be more in calories. The fried ice cream is 827 calories with 35 grams of fat "Oh Boy". The other product has 1,402 calories and 78 grams of fat Yeah WOW! The article goes on to tell you that you can order a Cool Amigos from the children's menu. That will give you 424 calories with 18 grams of fat (that is even a bit much and for a child way to much).
So where is the logic to sending these e-mails out to us? I really don't know because even with link to a Spark People's Healthy Dessert Recipes at the end of the e-mail I don't see it. It's almost like saying, "If your going to go out to eat here are a few choices of lower dessert, appetizer, main dish whatever you want to eat items". For me I think it would be making a wiser choice of ordering something more healthier off the menu and sticking to your new healthier life style then to botch up all you have worked so hard for. I know I don't want to mess up by going for these so called winners on the food showdown list. They seem to be losers that would make me feel guilty or mad at myself later on for eating them. The only logic right now I guess that I see in sending these would be "Is it worth eating these things" because it can't be "If your going to eat this, your better off getting this because it has fewer calories".
If you have seen these e-mails or have seen them on the spark pages please give me your opinions on these items. You might see more logic in this showdown stuff then I do.