HOW OUR SNACKS REALLY STACK UP
A quick snack is a great snack, right? Most of us know that’s pretty far from the truth. But here’s a visual to show just how snacking may be undoing all your hard work. Instagram account Max Weber Fit placed a side-by-side image showing exactly how two Oreo cookies compare in calories with 16 strawberries. “The food choices you make, and the portion sizes you elect will largely dictate your progress on your fitness goals,” the caption alongside the image read. “And in this case, you can see how much the choices you make dictate how much or how little food you get at any given meal or snack. “Think about it … two Oreos, while delicious, will not fill you up. However, 16 strawberries for less total calories will go further on keeping you satiated and will provide you with micronutrients along the way.” The trainer behind the post, Max Weber, said: “Keep these little things in mind on your fitness journey, and make the ‘ better’ choice. Whatever that may be for you, given your goals, your cravings and your values.” Mr Weber often posts images of food and snack comparisons to show those trying to lose weight how a meal or portion size may be messing with their waistline. Posting last month, Mr Weber compared two breakfast burgers and how they differed in calories. The chicken, egg and cheese bagel contained 480 calories, while the egg white option with grilled chicken and a cup of fruit was more than 100 calories less.