Food Lie #3
Food Lie #3: It was just a few bites.
Just because you didn’t order it and it wasn’t on your plate, doesn’t mean those bites of your significant other’s burger, fries or dessert won’t add up. Ditto for the small piece of cake I the break room. A few extra bites may seem forgettable, but they can easily set you back 100 calories (or more!) each day. Although that may not seem like much, over the year that will set you back 10 pounds!
Solution: If you find yourself having those little bites here and there, cut them out completely for two weeks and track your weight. You’re likely to notice a difference on the scale.
…to be continued. Check back for more food lies to avoid.
excerpted from article by Tammy Lakatos Shames and Elysse Lakatos, the Nutrition Twins, are twin sisters and nationally recognized registered dieticians and personal trainers with 15 years of experience.