1. My husband loves peanut M&M’s, so we always have a giant bag in the house. Every once in a while, I sneak a handful. I have nothing against having a fun treat every once in a while (and my definition of “once in a while” may be on the liberal side). That’s something I’m working on. I do, however, prefer my treats to still be actual FOOD. I don’t like the idea of the artificial flavors and colors in M&M’s.
I saw these in Target earlier this week and was intrigued.
They’re colored with turmeric extract and cabbage and beet juice.
Peanut M&Ms Unreal
Calories per 1.5 oz: 220 Calories per 1.5 oz: 200
Protein: 4g Protein: 6g
Sugar: 22g Sugar: 16g
Fiber: 1g Fiber: 3g
Calcium: 4% Calcium: 45%
So, how did they taste? A little strange at first, probably just because I was expecting them to taste like Peanut M&M’s and they don’t. I also thought that I could taste the powdered milk. I tried them again the next day, though, and loved them.
Verdict: A good swap!
2. I started using the Lose It! Ap on my phone again.
My afternoon snacking was starting to get a little out of control. Knowing that I will have to look at my total calories for the day makes me think twice about eating that extra granola bar or piece of chocolate or 6 handfuls of Unreal chocolate covered peanuts.
One of my favorite things about this Ap (other than being able to scan barcodes, So cool!) is that it gives a realistic “calories burned” estimate for activities. Most people tend to grossly overestimate how many calories they burn while exercising.
I have to admit, though, that the calorie budget is low, at least for me. If I try to stay within the calorie budget it sets for me, I am too hungry.
3. I went to Rachel’s Boot Camp class at Snap Hollymead.
It was not like this.