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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Low Calories, 101


Low Calories 101


Here are some calorie lists I've been compiling to help you get a better idea of the calorie content of what you're eating and can eat to cut those caloric numbers down a bit. Check back every so often, because I will add on from time to time.


Lowest cal Veggies:


"Yes, DO eat your veggies!"


- 1 cup of romaine lettuce, 9 calories


- 1 cup of mushrooms cooked in no calorie cooking spray, or canned 40 calories


- 1 cup of radishes, 20 calories


- 1 medium tomato, 25 calories


- 1 cup of zucchini squash, 28 calories


- 1/2 large cucumber, 20 calories (about 5 ounces)


- 1 cup of celery, 20 calories


- 1 cup of cabbage, 32 calories


- 1 large carrot, 30 calories


- 1 cup of spinach, 40 calories


Low cal desserts:


"When you've just gotta have it!"


Chocolate Dipped Strawberries (8 large = 143 calories)


Sugar free Fudgicles - 40 calories per bar


Sugar free Jello - 0 cals


Frozen grapes or berries - roughly 3 cals per grape/berry


Lollipops (yes, lollipops!) 10-15 cals per pop


sugar free chocolate or vanilla pudding 30 cals a cup


Frozen balls or squares of melon (watermelon/cantaloupe/honeydew) 40 cals a cup


Meringue cookies - mini ones are 9 calories each


Sliced Apples with Cinnamon, a whole apple - about 90 cals


Canned peaches (in extra light syrup) with low fat Cool Whip (2 tbsp) 120 cals one cup


And F.Y.I.:


Calories in Alcohol


"For the partiers in the house"


*This is for the average sized drink you'd order at a bar. Not Texas size or the ones you'd find at on some cruise or at Spring Break!


Red or dry white wine - 90 - 120 calories a glass (sweeter wines are more, of course)


Margarita - 182 calories


Mojito - 150 calories


Sangria - 115 calories


Bloody Mary - 110 calories


Frozen Daiquiri - 200 - 400 calories


Rum and Coke - 182 calories


Screwdriver - 180 calories


Kamikaze - 180 calories


Whiskey Sour - 125 calories


Pina Colada - 312 calories


Mai Tai - 306 calories


Mudslide - 820 calories


By the Shot:


Brandy - 64 cals


Rum - 66 cals


Scotch - 64 cals


Tequila - 65 cals


Triple Sec - 103 cals


Vodka - 65 cals


Whiskey - 64 cals


With the mixers(excluding water or seltzer), you're looking at 100 extra calories average, and if it's soda or juice, even MORE sugar. And don't think that because the shots are less than 100 cals on their own that you can just go hog wild. You're basically drinking down SUGAR, which is where alot of that unexplained extra weight comes from.



The Martini List:


Vodka or Gin Martini - 135 cals


Apple Martini - 188 cals


Godiva Chocolate Martini - 438 cals (!)


Cosmopolitan - 200 cals


Manhattan - 130 cals



The good news!


Lemon drop (shot) - 35 cals


Purple Haze - 103 cals


Virgin Mary (shot) - 22 cals


Rum & Diet Coke - 115 cals


Tequila Rose (liquer) - 69 cals 1.5 oz


White Zinfandel - 80 cals 4 oz


Sidecar - 117 cals


Light beer - 110 cals


Non alcoholic beer - 70 cals


white Wine Spritzer - 40 cals



Okay, guys. On a later post, I'll do meals and munchie type snacks that you can buy or make that are lower calorie.


Bon appetit!

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13 comments:

Urban Thought said...

This is great. Keep it coming.

durano lawayan a.k.a. brad spit said...

Hi Fitness Diva,

Do we eat this all in one sitting? That's a lot of calories. LOL!

Thanks for counting the calories. You remind me of the Count in Sesame Street! LOL! :-) --Durano, done!

Fruity said...

I love veggies. All my meals are veggies and more veggies!
Fruity

The Fitness Diva said...

Yummy! Zucchini and yellow squash are my favorites!

The Fitness Diva said...

Hmmmmm....that got me to thinking, Durano, and I did the math.

If we ate all the veggies AND all those desserts, and had ONE drink, we'd still be under 1000 calories!

Ha! But don't go trying that at home! :D

yummy411 said...

great post! do you mind if i share this list and defnitely link back to you (and your wonderful blog) on my blog?

The Fitness Diva said...

Sure, yummy. A link back would be great. Post away!

Jewells said...

Thanks for the list!

I'm not much of a drinker...can do without, but I never realized there were so many calories in alcohol.

yummy411 said...

thanks fitness diva! i posted about your fab list if you want to check it out.. http://yummy411.blogspot.com/2008/05/yummy411-consume-consciously-fotd.html

The Fitness Diva said...

Thanks, Yummy! I'll hit ya back sometime!

aphotog said...

this info sure did curb my "thirst quenching" on my birthday. I sure did wince when my sister ordered a margarita...

Bryan Karl said...

Nice list...

Though I really don't like veggies and I don't drink alcohol... :(

CSS Gallery said...

Wow I had no idea how much those things cost me in calories. My favorite was Vodka and Coke, but now I am sticking to beers, while I am dieting.

 
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