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When Snacks Attack!

Sat, 18 Mar 2006 by Denise Austin

Snacking isn't forbidden on my plan, it's encouraged! A handful of carrot sticks or a slice of low-fat cheese can really hit the spot and help you stay on track when the afternoon or midnight munchies strike. But beware all snacks are not created equal. So check labels and choose wisely! Here are a few foods you don't want to reach for when hunger hits:

  • Potato chips: 608 calories, 39 fat grams per 4-ounce "snack-size" bag.
  • Pizza rolls (frozen): 579 calories, 28 fat grams per package.
  • French fries: 540 calories, 26 fat grams per order (large fast-food serving)
  • Crispy rice square: 414 calories, 9 fat grams per square.
  • Cheese Danish: 353 calories, 24 fat grams per Danish.
  • Peanut candy bar: 279 calories, 17 fat grams per bar.
  • Onion rings: 276 calories, 5 fat grams per order (8-9 rings).
  • Cereal snack mix: 242 calories, 9 fat grams per 1 1/2 cup serving.

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