Hi Everyone- This is my favorite time of year with the cooler temps, pumpkins and squash. But, it is also the time when I indulge in comfort foods and baked goods; also known as the calorie creep! This post is a reality check on the portions of your favorite treat! So the scale doesn’t play a trick on you in January!
When I am training for a 1/2 marathon I tend to indulge a little more because I am running more miles. But the reality is when the temperatures drop so do my miles, but not my sweet tooth! M&M’s (peanut because they have protein) are my go to chocolate treat. What started as 8 -10 peanut M&M’s started to morph to a larger size. Here’s the recommended serving size that will set you back 200+ calories.
I started at a tablespoon portion size and over several weeks my treat turned into this size. This is a 1/2 cup of m& m’s… just a handful!
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Uggh! I’m the same way this time of year! I can’t even keep peanut m & m’s in the house. I do measure to keep me on track! Great post and shocking too!