McAlister’s Sweet Tea

25 Sep

Back in 2006, I stopped drinking sodas for the whole year.  I thought that I would instantly lose weight and I did at first, until I replaced them with sweet tea.  One of my favorite sweet teas then was McAlister’s Sweet Tea.  Something about it tastes almost exactly like my own home brewed sweet tea.

Unfortunately for me back in 2006, I didn’t realize that there are 310 calories in a 32 oz glass of McAlister’s Sweet Tea.*  The problem compounded for me because I normally refilled my glass at least once, sometimes twice per visit.  When I wasn’t eating there, I would often stop by for a sweet tea, drinking up the first glass quickly so I could refill it before I left.  So, if I had an average of 64 oz of McAlister’s Sweet Tea each week, I was consuming an extra 4,340 calories.

So that explains why my weight loss didn’t happen in 2006.  I was stupid.

Here’s what I’ve eaten today:

1 Special K Protein Bar

1 BLT on whole wheat bread (no mayo)

2 scrambled eggs

2 servings of mixed fruit (pineapple, green melon, grapes)

2 slices of supreme pizza

78 oz of water

Supplements I’ve taken today:

1 Fish Oil Pill

1 Multi Vitamin

Exercise:

55 minutes of walking

Disclaimer:

*http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_calories_are_in_mcalisters_sweet_tea

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