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PerkyJerky for Dieters: Beware or Belove?

To jerk or not to jerk: That is the question for today’s dieters on search for a low-carb salty snack.

Everyone who knows me, knows I like salty snacks more than I like sweets. You’ll never find me craving ice cream at night or indulging in chocolate – but give me some chips and salsa and WATCH OUT! So, what does one do to satisfy a salty craving? I’ll tell you what: Grab some jerky!!

Oh, I can hear your thoughts right now. At least half of you reading this are thinking “but that has so much sodium!‘. Well, I think you need to hold on to your panties, because I think you may be in for a big surprise. But before I dazzle you with my pFit pFacts, I first must tell you a little more about my newfound love: PerkyJerky.

After I got a surprise shipment of this mysterious jerky, I opened the bag and fell madly in love as soon as the first piece of juicy meat candy hit in my mouth! Oh. My. Gosh. You had me at hello PerkyJerky! This jerky was NOTHING like I had ever tasted before. It was sweeter, more tender and more flavorful than any other jerky I had ever tasted. I knew, at that very moment, PerkyJerky and I were going to have a very special relationship.

After practically telling the whole world about my new turkey PerkyJerky discovery, I decided to write a review (which you are reading right now). So in preparation of this review, I decided to do some research to combat the popular sodium question. Now is the time for you to hold on to your panties.  Read the rest of this entry

50 Calorie Snacks: MORE Bites, LESS Calories

After a fantastic morning run with my BFF, Kristie, we started gabbing about our diets. She said “it seems like any bite you take you can just count on it being about 50 calories”. That not only cracked me up, hearing her say that in such a matter of fact way – like “that’s just the way it is” but it was SO true!

So often we think “I’ll have just one bite” or we have a bite or two while we cook and not even think twice about it. After doing the math, I realized that someone on a 1200 calorie diet is only allowed to have 24 BITES a DAY if they are not controlling the calories in each bite. This means, if you are just eating the same food but trying to eat less of it, you literally are going to eat LESS! OR you can rethink each bite so you can have MORE bites. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather have MORE bites with LESS calories than MORE calories and LESS bites!

So, I did a little research for ya to see exactly how each bite we take adds up – and how we can get more bites for the same amount of calories. ENJOY!

1 bite of Starbucks Blueberry Scone
1 bite of a Burger King Whopper
1 bite of 1 TGI Fridays Mozzerella Stick with Sauce
1 bite of a Subway White Macadamia Nut Cookie
1 bite of Boston Market meatloaf
1 bite of Cupcake Royale Red Velvet Cupcake
1 bite of Arby’s Pecan Sticky Bun
1 bite of a Snicker’s Bar
1 bite of a KFC Honey BBQ Wing
1 bite of an Avocado
1 bite of Banana with Peanut Butter
1 bite of Cheddar Cheese

OR you can have… 

1. 1 Whole 3.5oz Green Apple
2. 20 Pepperidge Farms Cheddar or Pizza Flavored Gold Fish
3. 7 Sliced Large Strawberries with 2 tablespoons of Fat Free Cool Whip
4. 1 Diet Rootbeer Float with 1/4 cup light ice cream
5. 1/2 a bag of 100 Calorie Popcorn with Butter Spray
6. 43 H.K. Anderson Ultrathin Pretzel Stix
7. 14 Watermelon Balls
8. 2 Cups of Publix Classic Salad Mix with 1/2 teaspoon of Honey Roasted Sliced Almonds & Roland Balsamic Vinegar
9. 2 tps of Whipped Peanut Butter on a whole Celery Stick
10. 1 Publix Fudge Pop
11. 14 Frozen Grapes
12. 10 Teddy Graham Cookies
13. 1 Chips Ahoy Reduced Fat Chocolate Chip Cookie
14. 10 Celery Sticks with 2 tablespoon Athenos Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
15. 1 Cup of Coffee with flavored creamer
16. 1 Cup Steamed Asparagus or Broccoli
17. 7 Special K Crackers with 1 tablespoon of Cedar’s Fresh Taboule Salad at Publix
18. 1/2 banana sliced with cinnamon, drizzle of sugar-free maple syrup & 1 tsp cool whip
19. 1 small slice of Angel Food Cake
20. 1/2 Glass of Merlot

Maintaining your weight is about eating smart – but that requires a little knowledge. NO, you don’t have to go to Nutrition school to gain that knowledge. All you have to do is know how to look it up on Google! Gain freedom in knowledge and ENJOY eating without the extra pounds of fat and tight jeans!! 🙂

Like I always say “EAT what you KNOW, KNOW what you EAT“.

Disclaimer: Of course the calories are approximate depending on how big your mouth is! ha!! If I based it on Steve‘s “bites”, you could triple these numbers!! hahaha 🙂 Hope you enjoyed my blog! 

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