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A Tale of Two Ice Creams

Posted Jun 01 2008 12:00am

As mentioned in the last entry, I bought and ate a carton of Dibs earlier in the week. With 26 little creamy, chocolately pieces of goodness, these bad boys filled me with 420 calories and 32 grams of fat - 19 of those saturated. For those of you keeping track at home, that's 95% of my daily value of saturated fat.

I'd never tried this ice cream treat before, and suffice to say, I probably won't be trying them again. They were delicious (I tried the "mint with chocolatey coating" kind) but not worth the double whammy of calories and saturated fat. SO, at the store the other day, I picked up some Skinny Cow ice cream sandwiches.

I couldn't resist a new flavor - cookies and cream! One sandwich has 140 calories and 2.5 grams of fat - only 1 gram of saturated.

Here's the catch: I bought those ice cream sandwiches on Friday and they're already gone... it's Sunday afternoon. While I feel good about the fact that I consumed only a tiny percentage of the fat found in one serving of Dibs by eating the entire package of Skinny Cows, it also reminded me of a simple fact of getting healthy that I'm going to have to remember. I can't buy packages of goodies for myself because I will eat the whole thing in a small amount of time. Ridiculous. But that's how I am right now. Perhaps in the future I'll be able to exercise more impulse control, but I think one of the keys to this transformation is going to be stocking my kitchen full of fruits and veggies and NOT ice cream.
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