True story: One time I ate 164 Weight Watchers points worth of food in a single day, the average person is supposed to eat around 28… whoops. I run regularly, but I do know that eating exclusively junk food will catch up to me pretty soon. To slow that down, I found some healthier alternatives to my favorite snacks.
First of all, I was pretty late to the game and realized that you can get ~reduced fat/sugar~ versions of a ton of things. I bought some, and here is the final verdict:
Reduced Sugar Welch’s Fruit Snacks: Worth it
Hershey’s Syrup Lite: NOT WORTH IT AT ALL GET THE REAL DEAL
Skippy Reduced Fat Peanut Butter: Worth it
Replacing White Bread with Wheat: Worth it
On to straight up healthier alternatives…
Its embarrassing how much I love soda. Its really bad. I recently discovered a sod- excuse me, “low calorie water drink” called Mash. If you’re looking for a Sprite or Fanta alternative, this one is for you.
As the summer approaches, we find ourselves eating a ton of ice cream. Its horrible for you, but that really doesn’t stop us. This summer, I am trying to switch out on cold treat for another with either acai bowls or Italian ice instead.
ALSO: Nutella is a great alternative to chocolate. I’m allergic to it, but it was delicious the first few minutes before my throat closed up.