Celebrate Your Freedom From Fat!
What's 4th of July without a BBQ? Of course, you want to celebrate your independence, but should it come at the price of your diet? It's easy to engage in mindless eating in the heat of the moment. However, you won't believe how quickly you can derail your weight loss efforts. A 4-ounce hamburger weighs in at about 290 calories and 22 grams of fat, while a Bratwurst sausage is 300 calories and 25 grams of fat. Top that burger with cheese and that's another 94 calories and 7 grams of fat per ounce of American cheese. - and don't forget the 160 calories and 6 grams of fat per bun. A beef hot dog will cost you about 180 calories and 17 grams of fat. Of course, who stops at just one burger or dog? When you add 1/2 cup of potato salad, that's another 179 calories and 10 grams of fat.