Get The Skinny on your Favorite Valentine’s Day Treats!

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Whether you’re single or taken this Valentine’s Day, you are bound to be bombarded with chocolate and candy.  From the office candy jar or a gift from a loved one, you will be tempted by something sweet.  Unfortunately, Valentine’s Day is just another holiday centered on food, so we have to be prepared for the temptation ahead.  Fortunately, this isn’t your first valentines day and you are aware of the treats that will tempt you.

 

Chances are that many of you are reading this with a box of chocolate sitting on your desk or in your house right now. After all, candy is the second most commonly received Valentine’s Day gift.  A serving of Valentine’s Day chocolate is only 2 little pieces, but caving in and eating most of the box will set you back close to 1400 calories. That’s enough calories to fill an entire day! When it comes to chocolate, darker is better. That is because dark chocolate has less sugar and fat than lighter shades. Some even say consumption of dark chocolate might have a positive effect on your metabolism.

 

Valentine’s Day can be a very difficult time to stick to a weight loss plan if you are not prepared. But by being just a little prepared, you can enjoy February 14th without sabotaging all your hard work! The key is to not overdo it!  Life happens and you need to enjoy it!  Just remember that “everything in moderation” is a popular saying for a reason.

 

The best way to prevent weight gain is to know the nutritional info of your favorite Valentine’s Day treats before you are tempted to consume them. Check out the table below and you may be able to get past this holiday without adding on any unwanted pounds!

 

Valentine’s Treat

Calories

Fat

Sugar

Panera Heart Cookie (1 cookie)

420

21 g

27 g

Target Mini Cupcakes (3 cupcakes)

350

17 g

40 g

Krispy Kreme Heart Donut  (1 donut)

300

16 g

19 g

Entenmann’s Golden Cupcake (1 cupcake)

290

14 g

33 g

Little Debbie Be My Valentine Snack Cake (1 cake)

290

13 g

27 g

Hershey’s Marshmallow Heart (1 king-sized heart)

240

7 g

35 g

Frosted Pillsbury Fun-Fetti Cupcake (1 cupcake)

200

5 g

22.5 g

Harry & David Chocolate-Covered Cherries (4 cherries)

190

10 g

13 g

Harry & David Raspberry Shortbread Cookies (2 cookies)

170

9 g

9 g

Nestle Valentine Brownie Bites (3 mini brownies)

170

9 g

18 g

Reese’s Peanut Butter Heart (1 heart)

170

10 g

16 g

Butterfinger Heart (1 heart)

160

8 g

18 g

Jelly Belly Valentine Mix (1.5 oz)

160

3 g

29 g

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry (average) (1 berry)

140

8 g

15 g

M&Ms Valentine’s Fun-Size Pack (1 pouch)

140

5 g

18 g

Snickers Valentine Minis (4 pieces)

130

6 g

15g

Trolli Valentine’s Gummy Candies (13 pieces)

130

0 g

24 g

Pillsbury Valentine Sugar Cookies (2 cookies)

120

6 g

8 g

Target Valentine Fruit Snacks (1 pouch)

80

0 g

14 g

Brach’s Conversation Heart Candies (11 pieces)

60

0 g

14 g

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When my sweet tooth strikes, I can easily satisfy it with Simply Lite sugar-free chocolate, Peanut butter Bars, or Quest Peanut Butter Cups. It truly is all about keeping the right foods in your house, so you can be prepared and Eat Yourself Skinny!

 

And check out THIS LINK from FitSugar to see “WHAT 100 CALORIES REALLY LOOKS LIKE ON V-DAY!”

 

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