The suggested serving size on a box of chocolates is two pieces which is about 160 calories and more than 10 grams of fat.
The problem with a box of assorted chocolates is that you want to try them all, especially if it sits on your desk all day. Just remember that there’s approximately 1400 calories in a one pound box of assorted chocolates! Yikes!
Here is a run down on some other favorite Valentines Day candies with their calories & fat content:
Lindt Lindor Truffles: 1 ball 73cal, 6 g of fat – 3 balls, 220 cal, 17g of fat
14 conversation hearts: 50 cal., 0 g of fat
1 York Peppermint Pattie: 57 cal., 1.3 g of fat
3 Hershey Kisses: 75 cal., 5 g of fat
If you haven’t celebrated yet and plan to over the weekend try making Chocolate-Dipped Fruit instead. Besides it would be more fun to do the chocolate dipping together.
You can have 7 pieces of Chocolate-Dipped Fruit (140 calories, 7 g fat) vs. 1 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup (170 calories, 8 g fat).
Just remember to pace yourself and let that candy last!
Holly Kouvo is a certified Personal Trainer, Nutrition Specialist, speaker and writer who specializes in helping people lose hundreds of pounds. Learn more at www.FittingFitnessIn.com.