Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Fish Sausage?!

As I am sure many will know, eating on the run is one of the main challenges of any diet.

Go to any convenience store and you'll find plenty of sandwiches, cookies, chocolates, crisps and other things that I SHOULD AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE!

In fact, if you haven't prepared your food for the day, it's difficult to make good choices.

That's why I'm always on the lookout for healthy snacks that are low in carbs, calories and sugar.

I'd seen these around before...

おさかなソーセージ (Fish Sausage)
A FISH SAUSAGE?! I was reluctant to buy these for a long time, I mean... URGH!

This week they were on sale, and I thought... Alright then, let's go.

Guess what? It's actually good! Very eatable! And after researching about them, I've found that they are egg free, high in Calcium, have no conservatives or colouring AND they can be stored at room temperature. I'm a fan

1 Sausage/75grams
  • Energy: 129kcal
  • Carbs: 10.3gr
  • Protein: 6.7gr
  • Fat: 6.8gr
Already added to MFP!

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Romanesco broccoli

I was coming home the other day and I noticed the weirdest thing in the veggie shop...

It was so weird, I actually tool a picture!

Anyway, I took note of the Japanese name (ロマネスコ) and later googled it, to figure out what it was, if was eatable and if I could use in my diet :D

I discovered it's actually not that uncommon, it's called Romanesco broccoli and wikipedia filled me in on the rest.
Unfortunately for me though, the next day it wasn't there...

Monday, 12 March 2012

15% weight loss achieved!

So it's been a long time coming and... FINALLY I've reached my 15% weight loss.

Without any further ado, I present you the 15% progress shots

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Endulge in a Bounty by Atkins?!

After last week's post, I thought I'd do the same thing with the other Atkins Endulge bars I bought.
THEY ARE ALSO OMFG DELICIOUS. In fact, I prefer these... :) Not least because they are bigger, but because I find that these are similar to the original they are imitating (Bounty much?).

But I wonder if the contents and ingredients does justice to the hype and price...

So once again, I've decided to do a comparison between the Atkins version and the real Bounty.

This time I'm so sure about the data, the Mars website doesn't have nutritional info on it's chocolate... WTF?

                                    Atkins 40 grams            Bounty 34 grams           So Atkins...

Calories                            170Kcal                        189.5Kcal                  -19.5Kcal
  Calories from fat             110Kcal                          82Kcal                      +28Kcal
     Total fat                          12g                                  9.1g                       +2.9Kcal
     Saturated fat                   10g                                    7g                           +3grams
Cholesterol                          0mg                                3.5mg                        -3.5mg
Sodium                               65mg                              38.6mg                      +26.4mg
Total Carbohydrate             19g                                 25.3g                          -6.3g
   Dietary Fiber                     9g                                   1.4g                          +7.6g
   Sugars                                1g                                19.6g                          -18.6g
Protein                                  5g                                  1.4g                           +3.6g

So, what do you think?