Saturday, March 12, 2016
Improve Daylight Savings Time with Candy
Claims that chocolate or sugar can give you energy is old. In fact, food, in particular calories, is indeed the energy that our bodies use for everything. Not all calories are equal in terms of how long they fuel our bodies or how our bodies use them, but at the most basic level a food calorie is a food calorie. Yes, drink calories count, too, you don't get to just dismiss them. I know since I had to track and (continue to track) them all while working on losing 110 pounds over the past several years. But enough about me, let's look at this candy bar.
This candy bar clocks in at 190 calories not terrible for a midday snack but we're told not as good as let's say fruit or granola might be. I'm going into this with a slight headache, feeling tired, and a bit grumpy myself so I think this will be a good test... who would play a grumpy version of me? Leave suggestions in the comments.
Did it get rid of my headache and give me a burst of energy? Sure. I also know from experience that cheese, apple slices, fiber bars, really pure and dark chocolate, and a host of other things do as well. Plus most of those other snacks don't have palm oil in them if that matters to you.
Have you had the Snickers Crisper? Did it satisfy you?