We know that many of our clients enjoy certain snacks and foods when on the go or simply as a guilty pleasure from time to time, but these foods don’t need to completely derail your diet as long as you are consciously aware of the nutritional intake of these foods when enjoying them from time to time. Take a look below of some of the nutritional intake of popular indulgences!

According to the nutritional information printed on these products:


Just one can of Coca-Cola has 140 calories and 45mg of sodium.

One bag of Lay’s Classic potato chips has 160 calories and 10g of fat.

One tall White Chocolate Mocha from Starbuck’s has 310 calories and 46g of carbs.

A small serving of McDonald’s French fries has 230 calories, 29g of carbs, and 160mg of sodium.

One box combo from Raising Cane’s contains a whopping 1125 calories, nearly 50g of fat, and 1534mg of sodium, almost an entire day’s worth of nutritional content based on 1200 calorie diet!

One slice of king cake may contain up 343 calories and 51g of carbs.

One cup of red beans and rice may contain 251 calories, without extra spices and seasoning.

A glass (4 oz) of Merlot contains 328 calories.

A daiquiri can average around an enormous 1000 calories in a 20 oz go cup!

One breast of Popeye’s chicken contains 440 calories and 1330mg of sodium.


All of these food products can be enjoyed in moderation with a well-developed diet and nutrition plan without destroying your diet. The key is keeping a balance and watchful eye on your food choices throughout the day. If you’re going to eat Popeye’s for lunch, have a salad for dinner. If you’re going to eat king cake, eat just one slice. Drink your daiquiri, but keep in mind the rest of your alcohol content for the week and make sure to drink enough water throughout the day. Remember, there are usually healthier options, indulge but don’t derail! The correct choices can mean losing that extra 10 or 20 pounds in a few months, or a year.


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