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Old 05-19-2011, 01:19 PM   #8
James Chu
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Re: Critique my diet

Originally Posted by Adam Spang View Post
Granted the partying on the weekends is inexcusable, but a few MINI reeses cups a day I don't see as much as a problem. I am lead to believe that this isn't a big deal since when I go grocery shopping I have a whole cart of healthy food and just one bag of candy that lasts two weeks.

...or is this my fatal flaw, that those few each day are preventing me from reaching any goals??
Here's the nutrition information on the wrapped Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (also my favorite go to candy)

Serving Size: 5 pieces (44.00 g)
Total Calories 220
Calories from Fat 110
Total Fat 13 g
Cholesterol 5 mg 1%
Sodium 130 mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 26 g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1 g 4%
Sugars 23 g
Protein 4 g

Let's say you have 4 a day or 25 a week (rough estimates)

That's 1100 calories a week.

I don't know how many drinks you have a week, but each beer/hard liquor/glass of wine is going to be around 150 to 200 calories (or more). 5 drinks? That's another 1000+ calories.

Since it takes a deficit of 3500 calories to burn a pound of fat, I'd say that the little things add up...
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