Ridin’ off into the sunset

I don’t usually care one way or another about ice cream but for the last two days I’ve been jonsing for a DQ Blizzard. I decided I might get one this week sometime so I decided to look at the nutrition info.

A small Hawaiian or Banana Split Blizzard comes in at 440 calories, the best of Blizzard options.

The Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Blizzard comes in as the worst calorie choice. A small is 710 calories with the large version going for 1300!

The medium Hawaiian comes in at 110 fewer calories than the small Cookie Dough.

Trying to decide between a Snickers or a Resees’ Peanut Butter cup Blizzard? I would assume they’d be pretty close but the small Snickers comes in at 670 calories, 140 calories more than the same sized Peanut Butter Cup.

November 22nd, 2008 at 10:52 pm
2 Responses to “Blizzard Research”
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    susan Says:

    Would a medium vanilla cone (at 329 calories) nip the Blizzard craving?

    Son got a Reese’s Blizzard not too long ago and I had a spoonful of it and thought the chocolate bits tasted cheap and waxy.

    If nothing but a Blizzard will do, maybe you can immediately dump 1/2 in the trash can, while you think about the beautiful horse you will be riding soon!

    Good luck with your craving ~ they are tough to deal with. The danger I have found is that sometimes a craving can lead me to a binge. Other times, it’s just what I needed to get over it and move on.

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    rodeogirl Says:

    So far cravings haven’t been tough. If I get a Blizzard, which remains to be seen, I’ll either eat half and freeze the other half or just make sure all 440 calories fit into that day’s plan.

    I had a dessert last week that was 370 calories and I think I’ve lost about 5 pounds this week so it doesn’t seem to have interfered. Some days I have trouble getting enough calories in. I had a 1200ish net calorie day on Friday which is too low for me.

    Also I plan to walk to the DQ which is about 4 miles round trip.

    If I taste it and don’t like it then I will toss it; of course I won’t waste calories on something I don’t enjoy! But ultimately it’s way more important to me to eat what I want (while staying on my calorie budget) than to save only 111 calories by getting the cone. Ice cream isn’t the enemy – eating too many calories is. I wasn’t willing to spend 710 calories on a small blizzard but 440 is ok with me.