Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Getting healthy with subs!

Scenario: Your on a diet to lose weight and you like TV personalities like Jarad who eat exclusively at venues like Subway and then shed all them pounds! But, there's one small fly in your eating ointment... you're broke! What to do?

No problemo - you decide to make your own sub - After all! How hard could it be... you reason, perhaps incorrectly..

Making a sandwich that is tasty and yet is low in calories is both a science and an art, but it can be done! The sub pictured here contained the following:

Bread    70 grams
Ham     64 grams
Cheese 19 grams
Mayo   22 grams

(I didn't track the onion or the romaine as they contribute almost zero calories). The total for all the rest was 643 calories and it was delicious! A not too out of line initial effort, and the coleslaw was also very diet friendly! But! What sabotaged the entire operation here was the potato salad - it added an additional 200 calories! Bummer!

So, the moral of the story is to watch out for food players that are lurking in the wings as sides and which might threaten to 'deep six' your ability to lose weight!

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