Monday, February 9, 2009
Calorie Pinching #1
Last night I was near a chain Chicago type style pizza restaurant that will go un-named. I know you are thinking, she is eating out and not penny -pinching. AH HAH! I used my free coupon they gave me for reporting bad service a long time ago. Well last night I had a slice or two or three or maybe four, SHHHH! Today I decided to be the penny pincher and take a slice of the sausage and a slice of the veggie one for lunch. I also decided to track my food on sparkpeople again today since I avoided that all day yesterday. I was flabbergasted to find out when I went to the company website that one slice of the sausage pizza had 750 calories and... 55 grams of fat. I then went and checked out the veggie one, you know it is veggie, it has to be ok. Nope, nope. That had 550 calories and a whopping 45 grams of fat. WOWSERS! OH MY! YIKES! I had to look it up after I had already eaten lunch , of course. The rest of today I have been in shock. When it comes to my health this is one time it did not pay to be a penny pincher. I had eaten 100 grams of fat in one sitting and the slices were not that big either. All I can say is it not only pays to eat at home financially but nutritionally too.