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Danger Ahead: Bypass The Bowl & The Bag

We've all done it before. Sitting down in front of the television, you grab your favorite bag of cookies or chips and munch away. Before you know it, you've almost completely demolished the package of said snack in its entirety.{relatedarticles} It's mindless eating, and it gets the best of all of us. Unfortunately, binges come at a price. Consider these calorie counts. One can of Pringles potato chips is comprised of six servings. Each serving has 150 calories and 9 grams of fat. Polish off the whole can, and you'll have consumed 900 calories and 54 grams of fat in one sitting. Think your favorite cookies are much better? Think again. A package of Chips Ahoy chocolate chip cookies has 13 servings. Each serving has 160 calories and 8 grams of fat.
Eat the entire package of cookies and you will have indulged in 2,080 calories and 104 grams of fat. Who can afford that kind of caloric spending spree? When you have a bowl or a bag at hand, it's far too easy to overdo it. Divide snacks into individual sandwich bags and help yourself to one serving when it's time. {relatedarticles}Remember, that moderation is key. It's also a good idea to choose your snacks carefully. Enjoy baked chips and cookies that aren't chock full of fat and calories. If you're willing to pay the extra money, you can spring for 100 calorie snacks that are pre-packaged. From Oreo Thin Crisps to Sun Chips to Cheetos, there are plenty of options to choose from and they're certain to be a much better fit for your healthy eating regimen.