Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The New Amy Diet. Go Ahead, Try It.

I just made a very important discovery.

I am going to be going down in the health books.

Call me the next Robert Atkins.

As you all know, I just had a baby. Since having Faye, I have eaten two packages of chocolate chips. I normally don't like them, but for some reason, they really have been hitting the spot.

For lunch today I made a grilled cheese sandwich and had some butternut squash soup. See, I am trying to be healthy, trying to get rid of the baby chub, and the chocolate chips just aren't helping!

Or so I thought.

As I was putting the cheese away I wondered what the caloric difference was between cheese and chocolate chips. My findings shocked me.

Cheese (1 serving):
calories- 110
calories from fat- 80
total fat- 9g
saturated fat- 5g
cholesterol- 30mg
sodium- 180mg

Chocolate Chips (1 serving = 30 chips):
calories- 70
calories from fat- 35
total fat- 4g
saturated fat- 2g
cholesterol- 0mg
sodium- omg

So, there you have it. Chocolate is better than cheese. Good bye grilled cheese sandwiches, hello peanut butter and chocolate chip sandwiches. Think it will catch on?

10 comments:

Sue said...

I just ate a chocolate chip in honor of your findings!

=)

Nikia, May and da kids said...

Amy,

May I be the first to say, YOU are an absolute genius! You should be a diet experts. I would much rather support your research = )

May

Familia Morales said...

Ooh, I love it! I've been munching on chocolate chips ever since Christmas baking started! Now I don't feel so guilty. Keep up the research--especially in the area of comfort foods!

Capt'n Amazing's wife said...

I can relate! Santa decided to only stuff my stocking with chocolate treats and I'm kind of wishing I had a little more variety. But come new years, its a new me on the way!

Jingle said...

How lovely your cheese and chocolate
are, quality shots, delicious tastes.

Outstanding post!
Happy New Year!

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Chantel said...

I was pretty much on an all sugar diet while I was nursing. I just couldn't get enough sugar. Now, I'm pretty much done nursing and I'm mourning the loss of my sugar.

Em said...

hahaha, for sure;-)

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

Of course it will catch on! It's an amazing discovery! I don't feel so bad about all those chocolate chip cookies I've been eating... :)

Gail said...

Sign me up! I'll pay for a diet that encourages chocolate chips. Haha.

Natasha said...

Genius findings! Though I must say it is pretty hard to choose between chocolate, cheese, and peanut butter but being able to freely eat chocolate chips just might make me get through my new diet.