Swap It Out Sunday

Since Sundays are always a rest day and I therefore have nothing interesting to blog about usually, I have decided to implement Swap It Out Sunday.

Every time you eat something you are making a choice.  Some choices can really add up over time so I want to show people what a little choice they make every day, every week or so on can really add up over the year.

For my first edition, lets take a look at milk.

milk

Skim Milk:  90 calories a serving, 720 calories for a half gallon

Whole Milk: 146 calories a serving, 1168 calories for a half gallon

So if you currently go through a half gallon of milk a week (I probably use more than this, big cereal eater!) the difference would be 448 calories for the week.

Over the year drinking skim milk instead of whole would save you 23,296 calories.  Thats over 6 and a half pounds!!

What a simple change to save yourself 6 pounds.

Casey refuses to drink skim because he says it tastes like water, but I have convinced him to switch to 2%!  Yay.  I still stick to skim, but that downgrade for him has saved him 9,984 cals a year and 3 pounds.  So if you can’t drink skim as well, whatever decrease in milk fat you can tolerate can really make a difference!

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