Should I buy 100 calorie packets to help me lose weight?

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N.

When you are trying to lose or maintain weight, knowing how many calories you are eating each day is important. The 100-calorie packets are convenient but expensive. Many of these are junk food. Here’s some 100 calorie food suggestions for you: 29 pistachios, 12 Quaker® Quakes Cheddar Rice Snacks, 40 Rold Gold® Classic Pretzels Sticks, 1 hard boiled egg & 1 slice of Melba Toast, 2 cups of raspberries, 28 grapes, 1 cup blueberries, 45 steamed edamame, ½ red bell pepper dipped in 3 tablespoons of hummus, ½ cup low fat cottage cheese with 5 medium size strawberries, 60 Pepperidge Farm® Whole Wheat Goldfish Crackers, 1 Laughing Cow® Creamy Garlic & Herb Cheese Wedge plus 3 Triscuits®, ½ medium cantaloupe, 15 medium strawberries dipped in ¼ cup Cool Whip® Lite, 1 Healthy Choice® Mocha Fudge Swirl Bar, 1 Skinny Cow® Fat Free Fudge Bar, and 5 Nabisco® Nilla Wafers. Keep in mind, you can burn approximately 100 calories by running 10 minutes or walking about 20 minutes.

Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N, is a registered dietitian who has been teaching healthy lifestyles strategies to consumers for over 35+ years.

2 Comments on "Should I buy 100 calorie packets to help me lose weight?"

  1. Angela Champion | February 9, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Reply

    I love this list so much, I’m printing it for me and for friends! Thank you Barbara. You make it easy!

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