Well, if you insist…

As I’ve said many times before, I don’t believe in calorie counting.  I feel like it’s an outdated practice that we just can’t seem to let go of. Kind of like that jumpsuit with the huge shoulder pads still hanging in the back of my closet. Or my husband’s insistence on trying out for American Idol every season. Counting calories reminds me of days past when cottage cheese and rye crisps where all the diet rage. And I think we have evolved so much since then…Or have we?

Okay, just for fun, let’s say you want to know how many calories are in a large order of French fries or the amount of saturated fat in a Double R burger? (not that you would ever be eating that stuff, right?) Check out acaloriecounter.com.  Not only can you find out the calories of your favorite foods, but you can get all of their juicy nutrition facts too.

Find out the top ten fast foods that have the most saturated fats, the 88 most unhealthy foods you can eat, get guidelines on how to read food labels, and discover that girl scout cookies still contain trans fats (even though they made a big hoopla about getting rid of it).

And as an added bonus, the author has a snarky tone that I love too.

I still believe that if you eat real, whole foods and avoid processed, chemical junk food, you really won’t have a problem with your weight.  But, if you insist on going by the numbers, ACalorieCounter is a fun option.


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