The tale of the Treacherous muesli or how valuable SP's food tracker is

Thursday, October 04, 2012

I swear I checked before eating it but when I looked at the muesli packet my brain interpreted "131cal per 30g serving"as "131cal per 100g"!!!!
So I confidently measured out 100g in a bowl, added 2/3c milk and munched away...
I then updated my food tracker on SP only to discover 100g of muesli is 436cal!
FOUR HUNDRED AND THIRTY SIX calories in one (kiddie-sized) bowl of no added sugar muesli! I could hardly believe it so I double checked the packet info and yes it is 436cal per 100g.
Thank goodness I had enough 'spare' calories today so it didn't wreck my day 'foodwise' but I shudder when I think of how I used to eat loads of that muesli thinking it was healthy - you know...whole grain, no added sugar, fibre etc etc...! But I was probably eating 1500cal just on that muesli when I was snacking on it throughout the day!
In some ways I'm glad bc all this means that I'm learning and that I'm likely to see all is not lost! But I won't be buying muesli again!
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    So true! I had similar experience . Not with muesli but with muffins. Its not like I have been eating those very often, may be once a month or less. Anyway - I was on my weekend lecture and went to get some coffee. As usual - they ask you if you would like anything else. I was going to order muffin ( as a treat of course, i went for 8 mile run this morning) until i noticed calorie sign next to it. It was over 500! Such an eye opener. I don't think I will look at muffins anymore. emoticon emoticon

    2026 days ago
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