The Sane Girl's Travel Guide to a No-Stress Summer Vacation
Healthy On-the-Road Food Picks
Vacations are for indulging, but you don't want to go totally off the deep end. Charles Stuart Platkin, founder of dietdetective.com, reveals which treats are smarter.Lobster with Butter vs. Fried Clams with Tartar Sauce
EAT THIS: 1-1/4-pound lobster with 1 tablespoon butter: 185 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated) 3/4 cup fried clams with a serving of tartar sauce: 719 calories, 56g fat (11g saturated)Blueberry Pie vs. Vanilla Ice Cream
HAVE EITHER: One slice blueberry pie: 290 calories, 13g fat (2g saturated) One cup vanilla ice cream: 289 calories, 16g fat (10g saturated)Margarita vs. Daiquiri
HAVE EITHER: One 6.8-ounce margarita: 249 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat) One 6.8-ounce daiquiri: 259 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated)Beer vs. Wine
HAVE EITHER: One 5-ounce glass of white wine: 122 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat) One 12-ounce bottle of beer: 153 calories, 0g fat, (0g saturated) Or go for light beer: 103 calories, 0g fat, (0g saturated)Barbecued Chicken and Potato Salad vs. Ribs and Corn on the Cob
EAT THIS: Small serving of barbecued chicken with 1/3 cup potato salad: 350 calories, 20g fat (5g saturated) 3 ounces ribs with corn on the cob with butter: 413 calories, 30g fat (14g saturated)Nachos with Cheese vs. Fries with Ketchup
EAT THIS: Small fries with 1 tablespoon ketchup: 242 calories, 11g fat (2 g saturated) Six nachos with cheese: 346 calories, 19g fat (8g saturated)DQ Dipped Cone vs. DQ Blizzard
EAT THIS: Medium chocolate-dipped cone: 490 calories and 24g fat (13g saturated) Medium Oreo Blizzard: 700 calories and 26g fat (12g saturated)
Originally published in FITNESS magazine, August 2006.
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