Friday, September 10, 2010

Eat Responsibly this Season: Day 5

Would you drive your car with a Blind Fold on?   Just believing you "know the way"?
Silly but that's how I think we choose what to eat and drink each day.  

 Then We  "Cry when we can't fit into our Jeans".

I     A L W A Y S hated to keep track and count calories when "trying to lose weight".   Now I believe I know the truth why I always resisted. 

 It's because I'd have to FACE THE FACTS each day of what I really was eating.   

Oh, ya... I'd be the one to say "oh, Doctor,  I really don't eat much".  This Was TRUE.  But What I didn't say was that the Little I ate was WAY too many calories.  
Then I'd get all stupid feeling  and embarrassed when asked  "do you exercise and how often?".... YIKES! Lie's Lie's Lies'  to myself.  

Driving down the Road BLIND!   Just figuring I KNOW THE WAY.  

Well, That  has stopped this year on my "Journey to Health and Wellness".

Yes, Fall as started in the Air  - OH I love when the air becomes cool and crisp after a Hot dry Summer.
Oh how I always have loved the anticipated holiday festivities, decorations, parties....  Food!  Clipping recipes!  Planning meals 

Nothing better than my memories of baking pies with my Mom for Thanksgiving!  She is an amazing cook and hostess.  

Back to the subject.   Fall has started and the aroma and delightful "eye candy" of beautiful table's filled with fantastic culinary delights  are headed our way.

Below is an example of  MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICE and eating responsible this holiday Season.
You could choose a "Starbucks Pumpkin Spiced Latte" or  homemade "Pumpkin Pie".  
(IF you really wanted to celebrate the season with pumpkin).

Look at how irresponsible the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte is compared to a Pie.  (see nutritional guide below)

                 to feed "THE TEMPLE"

The  homemade  Pumpkin PIE is rich in vitamins, fiber and nutrition for LESS calories and sugar.

Latte 380  vs  Pie    280
YOU DO THE MATH!  on Calories alone... BUT don't forget the "nutrition" of what's going in your body!

So,  "Put your Big girl panties on and deal with it!"   
Count Calories, Sugars and Nutrition

They say "drink responsibly" during the holiday season... WELL  I say "eat responsibly"  or you'll wake up on December 31st this year with the SAME OL New Year Resolution.   

1 Corinthians 10:  

12So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall! 

13No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. 

And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. 

But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.

Salute!  to Your Health and Wellness 
I pray you ask the Lord to show you and guide your eating habits. God Bless you

Espresso, pumpkin, spices, steamed milk and sweetened whipped cream.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving (16 fl oz)
Calories 380Calories from Fat 120
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 50mg17%
Sodium 220mg10%
Total Carbohydrate 51g18%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars 49g
Protein 14g

Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Caffeine 150mg
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Now compare that to a Piece of Pumpkin Pie:
Nutritional Information
Libby's® Famous Pumpkin Pie
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 283
  • Total Fat: 12.1g
  • Cholesterol: 65mg
  • Sodium: 357mg
  • Total Carbs: 38.7g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 2.7g
  • Protein: 6.4g

Serving Size
1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe

Amount Per Serving

Calories from Fat

% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12.1g
19 %
Saturated Fat 4.7g
24 %
Cholesterol 65mg
22 %
Sodium 357mg
14 %
** Potassium 173mg
5 %
Total Carbohydrates 38.7g
12 %
Dietary Fiber 2.7g
11 %
Protein 6.4g
13 %
Sugars 25.8g

Vitamin A
161 %
Vitamin C
1 %
17 %
12 %
** Thiamin
3 %
** Niacin
14 %
** Vitamin B6
4 %
** Magnesium
6 %
** Folate
12 %

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