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11/4 reality check

Monday, November 04, 2013

Was offered some peanutbutter-filled pretzel nuggets at work today. Two of my favorite foods, melded together in tasty bite-size pieces. YUM! Then I remembered the boiled egg, apple and celery I had already decided on for today's snack. So I checked the ingredients of the pretzels...

REALITY CHECK: while the two snacks would have been appox the same amount of calories, the fat content was more than double for the pretzels than for the healthy food. But more important, to me at least, was the eating time involved. A large handful of crispy pretzel goodness (15 pieces per serving!) could be downed in less time than it takes to read half a page in my book. But to peel an egg, eat a real apple, clean a piece of celery takes time.

So I felt like I actually had a better snack, one that took time to consume in addition to being better for me.
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