Just a warning, this is a totally random (non-photography related) post.
I love ice cream.
If you ask any of my friends, I probably talk about it several times a day.
A perfect example via twitter:
I’ve also discovered a way I can eat ice cream more often without having to worry about calories as much. Don’t get me wrong, one will still have to exercise regularly and practice moderation. However, you can still enjoy ice cream and not worry that your pants won’t fit in the morning.
Let me show you some stats from different companies’ websites. I just picked random and basic desserts.
Hot Fudge Sundae – 330 Calories
11.6 oz McFlurry w/M&M’s – 510 Calories
12 oz Chocolate McCafe Shake – 580 Calories
Just to be extreme: 32 oz Chocolate Triple Thick Shake – 1160 Calories
14 oz Sonic Blast w/Oreo – 680 Calories
14 oz Chocolate Shake* – 560 Calories
14 Oz Sonic Blast w/Snickers -770 Calories
Cold Stones Desserts
Chocolate Cake Batter
Like it Size – 340 Calories
Love it Size -550 Calories
Gotta Have It Size – 820 Calories
Small – 330 Calories
Medium – 410 Calories
Large – 520 Calories
There isn’t anything below 200 calories. Of course you can find menu items that are lower in calories (banana splits, parfaits and such) but I decided to pick what I thought would be the most common. Also, in order to stay within your daily calorie count, you’d have to do some mega workouts to burn those suckers off (my basic counting trick is it will take approx 1 mile to burn off 100 calories – it’s not an exact count but pretty close)… or skip meals. The McDonalds Milkshake at 1160 calories – that is almost the average ENTIRE calories for the day.
So… I swear by these desserts now.
At 150 calories a cone, you’re saving TONS of calories and these things are super delish. They’re about $5 a box, but an ice cream cone is about $1 anyway right? Totally worth it. Another thing that is great about these is it’s really easy to budget these into your diet**. For example, instead of having an apple and string cheese for a snack you can just skip them and have an ice cream cone and it’s basically the same calories. That way you can have ice cream and won’t have to exercise to get rid of the extra calories. You’re just substituting. Or you can eat it in addition and then work it off. 150 calories is EASY to burn off.
Anyway, I could go on and on about this because I find nutrition very interesting. I am by no means an expert, but I feel like I have a good understanding about this sort of stuff.
You can find these at Albertsons. That’s where I always buy them from.
*This one is our guilty pleasure, but at 560 calories? Yikes. That is roughly a 5 mile run.
**By diet I mean regular eating schedule, not necessarily a weight loss diet.