Thought we’d have a fun little post today
The math of eating “just one” cookie per day… first we need some *scientific* assumptions…
- The cookies my girls baked the other day were 120 calories each so we will go with that as a standard
- We will assume that you’ve eaten otherwise “well” all day long and are having “just one” cookie as your reward (or whatever)
- We will assume that you do this nightly but you can extrapolate if you want to pretend you will indulge in cookies (or insert other guilty pleasure here) on a less frequent basis
120 calories x 365 days brings us to a yearly total of 43,800 extra calories
3500 calories = 1 pound
so in the course of 1 year…
your nightly “just one” cookie packs 12.5 extra pounds on YOU
Is that what you wanted as your ‘reward’?
Now please don’t take this post to mean that I think we should all live life cookie free, but it does show you how a seemingly harmless action can sabatoge your efforts BIG TIME and that if you want to indulge in guilty pleasures of the caloric variety, you NEED TO ACCOUNT FOR THEM
Now THAT’s cookie math – learn it, share it!