How Many Calories Are You Really Eating?
That Has How Many Calories?
When we put them to the ultimate test -- guessing how many calories were in last night's dinner -- these women had no idea. Are you a better judge of what's on your plate?Nancy Jones, age 38, Fort Hood, Texas
Her dinner: Turkey burger with sliced Muenster cheese and barbecue sauce on a whole wheat bun, 1/2 cup cucumber salad with 2 tablespoons Italian vinaigrette, 1 individual-sized pecan pie, and a glass of water.
How many calories she thinks she ate: 450
How many calories she really ate: 1,085Michelle Henry, age 40, Danville, California
Her dinner: Grilled chicken breast (about 4 ounces) with 3 tablespoons reduced-calorie barbecue sauce, 3 slices grilled zucchini, 1/2 cup sliced grilled Yukon Gold potatoes with 1 tablespoon butter, one 4-ounce glass white wine, and four Trader Joe's Joe-Joe's cookies.
How many calories she thinks she ate: 800
How many calories she really ate: 767Jessica Monroy, age 36, Walnut Creek, California
Her dinner: Ten almonds, 4 crackers with sliced Manchego cheese and one 6-ounce glass white wine, followed by one slice of a baguette, 4 ounces broiled salmon, 1/2 cup rice pilaf, 8 stalks asparagus, 12 green beans, and 1 scoop coconut ice cream with 3 slices mango and 8 raspberries.
How many calories she thinks she ate: 400
How many calories she really ate: 1,115
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