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Holy Pistachios!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Note to self: There are certain foods that you MAY NOT EAT OUT OF THE BAG. Pistachios have officially made the list. Last week I bought a big bag of pistachios because they sounded like a healthy snack to grab when I'm running out the door. Tonight I sat down to watch a movie and had the munchies. I figured I'd go get the bag and splurge a little by having "a little bit more" than my usual small handful.

Fast forward 30 minutes.

My stomach is suddenly not feeling too good and I decide to put the bag away. I notice that my pile of shells is much bigger than I had thought. Out of morbid curiosity, I decide to count the shells. 302. That means that I ate 151 pistachios in one sitting. After a horrified dash to the computer and a google search, I now know that that equals about 1200 calories and 98 grams of fat.

Holy crap.

That was an expensive (calorie-wise) lesson learned.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NEWNAC304 2/27/2012 2:25PM

    I have the same problem. Pistachios, peanuts, mixed nuts. You name it I've eaten too many in one sitting. I can do that with any kind of snack food but nuts are especially hard.

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GNABNSHAPE 2/27/2012 6:24AM

    Yikes, it seems like nuts would be a great choice. I do the same thing with seeds though. I have to weigh them out before I sit down with them.

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