French Fries – Calorie Savings
How to Save Food Calories and Lose Weight By Eating Baked Potato Instead of Fries
Calorie Savings – Fries
Choosing the right potato dish is important if you want to lose weight.
Don’t forget, in order to reduce our weight, we need to reduce calories-in until they are lower than our calories-out. Exercise helps us to increase calories-out but we can also reduce calories-in by making better food calorie choices.
Higher Calorie Example – Fries
- A 5oz serving of fries contains about 492 calories.
- Once a week, that’s 25,584 calories, per year
Choose Lower Calorie – Baked Potato
- A 5oz baked potato with 1 tbsp low fat sour cream has 135 calories.
- That’s 7,020 calories per year.
If you substitute a baked potato for fries in this way, you save 18,564 calories, per year.
Weight Reduction Consequences of this Calorie Saving
18,564 calories per year is the equivalent of 5.3 pounds of weight.