The View: Yogurt Parfait Versus Egg Sandwich
Nutritionist Keri Glassman came by The View to talk about switching up your diet and the healthy choices that we can make to improve our life. First, she talked about how everyone thinks it’s a better idea to reach for a yogurt parfait rather than an egg sandwich.
However, a yogurt parfait has added sugar in the granola, in the yogurt, and the fake fruit. Instead, you can have an egg sandwich with avocado and tomato on wheat bread. Yogurt parfaits are often 410 calories and this egg sandwich is 190 calories. Keri Glassman said that the quality of food is more important than the quantity of calories, but the good thing is that when you go for quality, you’ll often have less calories anyway.
The View: Cobb Salad Vs Hamburger And Vegetables
Keri Glassman also said that a lot of salads are loaded with calories. For instance, a Cobb Salad can be up to 650 calories after the bacon, blue cheese, and dressing is added. Meanwhile, a hamburger with lean meat and vegetables on the side can be a lot better for you. Keri Glassman said that it’s also a good idea to think about dinner for lunch.
The View: What Are Good Healthy Snacks?
Keri Glassman also talked about healthy snacks. A lot of people reach for “vegetable straws,” which aren’t good. They’re really potato chips with some powdered veggies in there.
Instead, have some apple with some peanut butter. You could also have some guacamole in a corn tortilla, and some turkey jerky.
The View: Healthy Chicken Parmesan
Keri Glassman said that a lot of people want a big bowl of spaghetti with tomato sauce, which can be anywhere from 600 to 1000 calories, which she said was basically a bowl of sugar with some fiber. Instead, you could have grilled chicken parmesan with vegetables on the side.
The View: Healthy Drinking Options
Keri Glassman said that we know that alcohol in moderation has been shown to have health benefits; that’s two drinks for men and one for women. Keri said the best thing to do is to drink either a martini, a glass of white wine, or a glass of beer. Keri said that the calories of these three drinks are comparable, so have the one you think you’re going to drink the least of first. For instance, if you love beer, maybe have a glass of wine before you drink beer so you’ll be more likely to drink less.
This philosophy made zero sense to me, but the rest of the tips are pretty great!