Facing Fear (18): HOW MANY CALORIES??!!
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
I've been struggling with my weight loss lately. I'm still following a plan - it has simply become a looser plan. Yesterday, I decided to tighten up things a bit by calculating an exact calorie count for my "Skinny" peanut butter pie, which I've been eating almost every night for the past couple of nights. Because it's made from "diet" ingredients, I felt OK about eating it. I was using the calorie count from a similar - but not exact - recipe on Spark People.
Just for fun, here's the recipe.
1 cup nonfat milk
2 Tbsp reduced fat peanut butter (or Nutella)
2 Tbsp Cocoa
1 4 oz package sugar free fat free jello chocolate pudding
1 tub Cool Whip Lite
1 Oreo pie crust
Whip together milk & spread in mixer (the kitchen aid is perfect for this). Add cocoa & pudding mix. Add softened cool whip. Put mixture in pie crust & freeze for at least 4 hours.
Hubby and I usually eat 1/4 of this pie for dessert. It turns out that 1/4 of the pie has ~ 680 calories!! The culprit seems to be the Cool Whip, which has only 20 calories, but a serving size of 2 TB (25 servings per container).
That's INSANE! What's even more insane is that I created a fiction of it being a diet food and ate a huge serving every night.
LOL! I'm not too smart sometimes. Even though it was frightening to sit down, calculate those calories and admit my mistake, I'm glad I did!
We've discontinued that dessert from our repertoire and I'm hoping to see results soon.