Yipes! Another lesson in reading labels
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Occasionally, I get these burritoes at the store, when I'm in a hurry to get home..Today was one of those days..I hadn't had one in ages, so I had never really looked at the label; it's around the same size as the ones Tim and I make, so I figured the calories and all that would be around the same..NOT!!!! I realized I had never had one since I started tracking, so I got the wrapper out, and proceeded to about have a heart attack! I read "480 calories" I thought "Not bad for a lunch item" Then I looked again.. a serving was HALF of the burrito..I had just eaten 960 calories for lunch!!!!! I couldn't believe it..What in the world could be in this thing that made it so high in calories?? The Mexican dishes Tim and I make has the calories of the 1/2 burrito, but for a full serving, and we have most of the same stuff in it..I think that's why it threw me..
Just another lesson of "pre-made" versus "home-made", and reading the WHOLE label.. Good thing I already planned dinner, which is a chef's salad, and already have it in my tracker..Also good thing tomorrow is gym day lol Planned on going for a walk, later, too, after the humidity goes down some (I hope).