Not all biscuits are created equal 🍪
There are more obviously more nutritious snacks than biscuits of course but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a biscuit with a cuppa when you fancy it. The natural assumption is that they’re ‘bad’ and not compatible with trying to lose weight. This is certainly not the case. The main issues with biscuits are usually that you almost eat them without noticing and therefore it’s really easy to eat more than you realise. Clients often say they can’t stop once they open a packet – I know that feeling! You start with one and before you know it you’ve hoovered up 4! However there’s quite a difference between having 4 party rings and 4 chocolate digestives!
The reality is that not all biscuits are created equal so being aware of the calories in various biscuits allows you to make a more informed choice. 4 party rings is only 112 cals which is easy to factor into your daily calories, whereas 4 chocolate digestives are 332 cals which is a much more significant amount. Being aware of the lower calorie options might just help enable you to enjoy a biscuit whilst still moving towards your weight loss goal.
So here are some of the more popular biscuits on the market (calories are for one biscuit) Oh and yes I know I’ve slipped the Jaffa cakes in there… which are officially cakes (for VAT purposes)… but I mean they’re clearly not are they 😉.. and whatever they are they’re still yummy with a cuppa.
The biscuits pictured are:
Party rings, lotus snack pack biscuits, Rich tea biscuits, Nice biscuits, Malted Milk biscuits, Jaffa cakes, Oreos, Custard Creams, Digestive biscuits, Hobnobs, Jamie Dodgers and Milk Chocolate Digestive biscuits.
So remember knowledge is power and biscuits are a perfectly good snack if you want them!