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Is there REALLY ANY benefit to my Healthy food?

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

I Love this cereal called Skinny B/Holy Crap...I add a couple TBSP to my hot cereal everyday! BUT, I often wonder what does 2 TBSP actually do for me as far as Health benefits? I know it adds 130 Calories!!!

Well now the same company has come out with another product (Hemp Hearts) called Mary Jane. It is 170 Cals for 2 TBS, they suggest you add 3-4 TBSP to your cereal, yogurt, snack etc. YET on another site I found about hemp hearts said NOT TO add Hemp Hearts to starches because you could get loose stools..FUN!!

The benefits of Hemp Hearts is AMAZING and I know from researching it that it's good for me to eat...yet not knowing how much of it REALLY makes a difference or Which company is giving me the proper information on how to use the products to get healthy! When I add my 1-2 TBS of Skinny B to my cereal am I actually getting anything except more calories? Is that small amount even enough to make any difference to my health?

My Breakfast usually consists of:

Sally's organic multi grain hot cereal 160 cals
1/2 cup skim milk 45 cals

NOW, if I add 4 TBS of hemp hearts (340 cals) to that I have brought my total calories for Breakfast ALONE to 545!!!! On a web site I read it says it makes you feel full for a long time...which is good, because with a 545 cal breakfast I definitely can't afford to eat a lunch!

I mean Reality is companies are out to make Money...bottom line! Even the ones selling healthy food!
Soooooo Dilema...wanting to eat good, not knowing how much is enough of a good thing, if it's worth the calories, or what company is just saying what the me the consumer wants to hear!?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    I think you hit the nail on the head. Adding too many of ANY calorie source will make a person gain weight! So stick with an amount that *you* feel comfortable adding, and don't worry about getting '4 tbsp' of hemp hearts in your breakfast.


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REDMOUNTAIN 3/13/2013 9:00PM

    I also wonder the same thing about some healthy foods. Flax seeds are full of fat and high calorie also. The guideline that I use for myself is "Did I get so big eating this?" Usually the answer is no. I gained weight eating too much of other things and not moving. Then I usually use a much smaller serving that I can incorporate into my calorie count. emoticon

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