On my soapbox!
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Well, I'm feeling the need to get on my soapbox! I may come off sounding like an idiot, but here goes! I have, as of this morning, just realized that Crystal Light (and other drink mixes like them) are making my bottle of water 10 calories and not 5 like I have been believing for quite a while now! Maybe I am crazy for thinking that one packet in a 16.9 oz. bottle was one serving! The nutrition info says 5 calories for half a packet (I honestly had never noticed this before) but we are to put the whole packet in a bottle of water! I have been thinking of my bottle of water as one serving (I know, I know, that's 2 cups and therefore 2 servings) but I try to drink 4-5 bottles a day and that's why I think of a bottle as a serving! It's a little misleading on the box (at least to me) to say 5 calories per serving and then show pictures of them adding it to a bottle of water! Maybe I am an idiot, I should have read the nutrition label better, I always do for my food! I'll be honest, I haven't been counting my drink mixes on my nutrition tracker! I guess I figured that 20-25 calories weren't going to make or break me, but now it has gone up to 40-50 calories a day. That's a string cheese or half an apple or banana! I will now start counting my drink mix, but with a heavy heart for that piece of string cheese I like at the end of the day but will now have to give up! Yes, I probably should stop adding these mixes, but they make water taste so good! Water alone makes me nauseous for some reason so I find myself not drinking what I should. Thanks for letting me rant! Have any of you been believing the same thing or is it just me!