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Figured up the nutrition facts for last night’s cheat meal, and it’s shocking.

Saturday, May 15, 2010 by  
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What a week it’s been! Last night the last thing in the world I felt like doing was cooking, so I decided to have my weekly cheat meal. I didn’t really feel like going out, so Lisa stopped on her way home from work and picked up barbecue from our favorite place. I had my usual, the pulled pork dinner. This meal consists of pulled pork, a double order of french fries, baked beans, garlic bread and 6 tablespoons of hot barbecue sauce. I’ve had this meal many times, but I’ve never bothered to look up the nutrition data until this morning. Um, wow. I created a custom food entry on BodyShop that includes the entire meal, and I about fell over when I saw the totals. Just look at this BodyShop screenshot from yesterday’s food log:

Now that's a cheat meal!

Now that

There’s nothing wrong with a splurge meal like that now and again, but a lot of people eat that kind of crap every day! It’s easy to see why so many people are overweight when their diets consists primarily of fast food. I still can’t believe the numbers in that one meal. That’s definitely not something I’ll want to have more than once a month (don’t quote me on that!)

With over 3,000mg of sodium in that meal, it’s no surprise that I’m holding a couple pounds of water this morning. I’m going to wrap this up and go for a long, sweaty bike ride!

Come join us on our brand new site, JSF BodyShop™! BodyShop is 100% free, and has all the features you need to make planning, tracking and ultimately reaching your goals as fun and easy as possible. If you missed my April 5, 2010 blog update, please go give it a quick read. There’s lots of great information on how you can get started using JSF BodyShop™ to help make your fitness goals a reality! Also, continue reading the April 6th, 7th and 8th blog updates for some helpful hints that will allow you to get the most out of BodyShop.

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