I have always hated taking vitamins. When I was little, I used to bury them in the ketchup on my plate so I could hide the fact that I hadn’t taken them from my mom.
As an adult, I’ve never taken them on a regular basis. But, in an effort to pay more attention to my health, I recently decided to start taking various vitamins and other supplements. I was so happy to find they’ve finally started making “adult gummies.” Finally, something I actually want to take!
Well, not so fast, lol. I knew it was too good to be true!
I wrote last week about my favorite calorie counter iPhone app, MyNetDiary Pro. Since this fantastic little app also helps you track nutrients, I started entering the nutritional values of my supplements into my daily intake as well.
Horrors! My supplements are adding up to a whopping 120 calories a day. Yikes!
I’ve heard over and over again that as little as 100 calories a day can make the difference between maintaining a healthy body weight and becoming obese. And there it is—120 calories a day I didn’t even realize I was consuming.
The worst offenders are the Vitamin C slices at 48 calories a day. Add in the CLA supplements (non-gummy form) at 27 calories, Omega-3 gummies at 20, and the multi-vitamin gummies at 25, and that’s a full 10% of my recommended daily caloric intake!
Supplements are expensive, so I will be finishing out this current stock, in spite of the caloric sacrifice. But after these are through, I will definitely be looking for more weight-loss friendly options.