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Sticking to Those New Year's Resolutions?

Sticking to Those New Year's Resolutions?

It's the New Year again, and you know what that means: time for New Year's resolutions. Here at FitSugar, we are helping you out with all kinds of advice for sticking to those healthy promises, which is why I am so excited to tell you about Twix® 100 Calorie Bars and M&M's® 100 Calorie Packs.

Whether you like your chocolate coated in candy or in a candy bar, you can have real enjoyment with less guilt, thanks to our friends at Twix® and M&M's®. These 100 calorie snacks allow you to have the chocolate you love without breaking those resolutions. Available in the candy aisle, these products are identical in ingredients to their full sized counterparts. The trick is that they are just smaller so that they contain only 100 calories per serving. So you really don't need to give up chocolate in order to stick to those resolutions. Pretty awesome, right?

Thank you to Twix® 100 Calorie Bars for sponsoring this post.

fireannach fireannach 9 years
when i started cutting out sweets and desserts and exercising more, i totally lost my desire for chocolate, which was weird. i've never been a huge fan, i only enjoy really dark chocolate because any other kind is too sweet for me, but now i rarely have it. i am, however, addicted to grapefruit. not quite chocolate, but it's my vice (well, that and mimosas! sunshine in a glass, i call them!)
pixelsugar pixelsugar 9 years
I didn't realize Mars tested on animals... I love those Twix bars. Crap! That's very disappointing.
Pixie462 Pixie462 9 years
Baloney. 100calories does not equal 100calories quality and nutrition-wise. Take a look at the sugar, I bet there's at least 13g. Eat one every day a week and you'll not only maintain your weight, you'll gain in a year's time. And I still don't know what the heck nouget is and I'd rather go for purity, grab an apple or an orange. And it's energy effects last way longer and your glycemic levels dip and feel tired two hours later.
ur_momm ur_momm 9 years
wow thats so funny snowbunny... talk about double standards! i find these very disapointing... there are already ads on this site... this is just like trying to trick people by saying that YOU personally approve. bah, candy companies profit from child labour... oh and animal!!
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 9 years
OH dear...relax everyone! =) This is a good idea. I think it all goes to portion control. Eat whatever you want but with moderation. Eat these 100 calorie packs like once or twice a week, no more. It's better than having a HUGE dessert at a restaurant each week as a treat.
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 9 years
Oh, and thx for the testing on animals info...yet another reason to spring for good quality dark chocolate. Why would a candy company test on animals?! Wtf...
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 9 years
Okay I wasn't going to comment on this because I realize you guys need your advertising $$, but this is getting ridiculous. I got some very good advice about these 100 calorie packs a few months ago: 100 Calorie Snack Ideas Wed, 10/10/2007 - 10:45am by FitSugar [+] 7,981 Views Stores are full of 100 calorie snack bags (even Bob from "The Biggest Loser" thinks they are great) that are often full of small amounts of processed foods. If you are looking for a low-calorie snack, I say it pays to find foods that fulfill some nutritional needs. Hard-boiled egg This excellent source of protein is prepackaged naturally. Simple to prepare and, when eaten simply (no devil-ing), only costs you 78 calories! I like to make three or four at the beginning of the week to have on hand for my morning snack on the days that I don’t have eggs for breakfast. String cheese One stick is about 80 calories, and these sticks are child friendly too. It is always nice to snack on the same foods as your kids. After all, string cheese is entertaining (oh so fun to peel each string), and they are easy to tote around. Though they are full of calcium, watch the fat content of your cheese stick and look for low fat or reduced fat if you can find it. Hummus and Pita You need to keep your portion small to stay under 100 calories. You only need two tablespoons of hummus spread on 1/4 slice of pita pocket bread. Make this snack even more nutritious by using whole wheat pita bread. I also enjoy dipping carrots and red pepper slices into hummus. This method helps me increase my daily veggie intake. iVillage has some more ideas for you to try. Chances are high you'll find something to satisfy your snack craving." I mean, maybe ivillage sponsored that post, but c'mon fit, this can't be your idea of how to encourage us to stick to our resolutions. I actually eat candy bars and don't diet very much, but it irritates me to see you passing this off as health food. I understand the portion control, but these things are ridiculous. Portion control= buying a normal Twix candy bar and giving one of the bars to your friend or bf.
almostloli almostloli 9 years
100 cal packs eh.. containing 7 bars.. i'll end up eating all 7 and consuming 700 cals same goes with the m n ms
rosey_y rosey_y 9 years
Spectra Spectra 9 years
I'm really sick of 100 calorie packs, to be quite honest. Most of them are junk foods anyway and I think they can promote unhealthy habits. I'm sure there are a lot of people out there who would eat 20 packs of M and M's and call it a day. Now that's REAL healthy :P
xlove33 xlove33 9 years
I seriously can't believe Sugar is accepting sponsored posting from companies who are marketing crap as health food. Next thing fitsugar will say that fruit snacks from betty crocker are as good as eating fruit! If you want something sweet try HIGH QUALITY dark chocolate (ie, nothing made by or owned by nestle, mars, hershey's etc). Mars products are still made from of low quality, unhealthy ingredients... 100 calories or not. I did not know they test on animals... yet another reason to stay away!
Soniabonya Soniabonya 9 years
Mmmm chocolate. 100 cals sounds good but the problem with that i'd be tempted to eat more, just because they're 100. by the end of the day i know i'll have eaten the whole 700cal box. :sigh: i'll treat myself to a regular old candy bar once a month to keep off the binge.
kiddylnd kiddylnd 9 years
wmurdy - I love that you mentioned that part about 100 Calories coming in ALL forms. I just posted a blog about a new treat I found that is a GOOD (okay at least BETTER) 100 calories. When you mentioned that whole M&M football field thing it makes me think of how the Brown Team ultimately ended up losing the game on Biggest Loser. Mallory ate those M&M's at the Temptation and ended up gaining a pound!
wmurdy wmurdy 9 years
Not to soung like a broken record, but maybe if we all keep posting about how absurd it is to have this ad on Fitsugar they will rethink making a quick buck next time. Come on, folks, I log in to see what is healthy and fit, not to see heaping mounds of high fructose corn syrup and saturated fat!!! Save that for your other sites, (like Yum Sugar if you have to). Also, keep in mind..ANYTHING CAN BE 100 CALORIES IF THE PORTION IS SMALL ENOUGH. That doesn't mean it's going to satisfy you or help you lose weight. And remember what FitSugar posted about M&Ms in the past? You have to run the entire length of a football field to burn off one of those little suckers.
milly76 milly76 9 years
agreed re the sponsored seems completely anti what fit is about, not to mention mars' unethical treatment of animals and the fact that all of the candy wrappers end up as landfill furthering global warming. it's just really unfortunate.
7kimba7 7kimba7 9 years
Yeah I really hate these posts, too.
nikkizubes nikkizubes 9 years
Sometimes I NEED chocolate and this is a better way to indulge!!! Love it!
LJDP LJDP 9 years
HA! Sponsored ads.. I'm so glad I'm among savvy consumers here. Especially kgtg1 - i didn't know about that, I will have to read that link. Man, with all these companies with their unconscionable business practices.. I don't know who to buy from anymore. The thing that immediately concerned me was the packaging.. is it recyclable? If not, I will chose saving the planet over my lack of willpower any day.
AMP AMP 9 years
ugh, when is your advertising deal up with them? i hate these "ads"
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
Posting sponsored posts like this from food that is in no way healthy or promoting fitness, in a way, makes me lose respect for any of the posts made in this section and others of this site. I'm sure Mars is paying good money for these posts, but that's what they do. And apparently, Sugar Inc is too blinded by dollar signs to say "No, that's not the way we'd like to go with our Health & Fitness website."
kiddylnd kiddylnd 9 years
I do get those who say that these work for them if they crave a treat but don't want the extra calories of a full candy bar, but they still have fat and you will continue to crave them if you continue to eat them. Remember Fit's post on how to combat cravings? Try that instead, or find another treat that's not so sugary. IMHO, you won't learn to avoid these foods if you rationalize them as only being 100 calories. Some folks might go ahead and eat two or three as that's still only 300 calories. Well, it's 300 calories but 15g of fat with no fiber or protein.
kgtg1 kgtg1 9 years
Ugh, I don't like to try to push my beliefs on anyone else, but this is like the 6th time that you have had a sponsored post by Mars. If anyone is interested about learning about Mars' testing on animals, go here - I understand the need for sponsored posts, but these candy ones are ridiculous. I thought the sponsored Vital Juice Daily post yesterday was great, and I signed up for it. There are so many companies out there that provide services and products that are actually ethical and healthy. I'd like to see those as sponsored posts instead of this garbage. I don't know if I am just overreacting, but these posts are really putting me off.
kdupps kdupps 9 years
I was seriously eating one of the Twix ones as I read this. And though it's still candy, it's a treat and those are OK in moderation.
amers230 amers230 9 years
i've already tried the 3 muskateers ones and they're really good! yes they're still candy, but not everyone can simply cut all candy out of their diet. sometimes a girl needs chocolate! i don't see anything wrong with splurging on a 100 calorie version of a candy bar if you can work it into your diet.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Sorry about the double post, not sure how that happened.
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