Sneaky Diet Saboteur: Gummy Vitamin Supplements

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.

4 thoughts on “Sneaky Diet Saboteur: Gummy Vitamin Supplements

  1. I totally agree; those extra calories can definitely make or break , whether you lose weight or not. Good luck and I look forward to sharing more with you:))

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