Today I went out for lunch with a friend. I pulled out my smart phone (Verizon Android Charge) and went to My Fitness Pal app and punched in the meal I wanted. Sure enough, I could have it – it qualified for the amount of calories I wanted for lunch.
The specials sign at Honk ‘n’ Holler said they had pie. Oh my! That coconut cream looked scrumptious. Once again, I checked in my app to see if maybe it came in around 200 calories. If it did, I could have it. Turns out, there’s a ton of different kinds of coconut cream pie – most of them around 400-500 calories.
I asked the waitress what kind it was, homemade or frozen? She went and checked. She said that the box said to cut it into 10 pieces. Who cuts a pie into 10 pieces? And if you did – the calorie count was 385. That means if you cut the pie like a normal person into 6 pieces, the calorie count would zoom right over 500.
Now I could go to the gym (again) today and work off some of that.
Or I could just not order it. Suddenly, that coconut cream pie didn’t sound so good anymore.
The power of technology — talked me right outta that pie.