Sneaky Extra Calories

Who else licks the peanut butter off the spoon (or the knife) when they’re cooking?

This might seem innocent enough (maybe not the licking the knife part) but those extra calories do count and they do add up.

A tablespoon of peanut butter is around 90 calories. You might not eat an entire tablespoon of peanut butter in one hit but after you’ve finished cooking and licked the spoon 5 times, picked at some of the food you have been preparing you can see how quickly it can add up.

Not only is licking the spoon hindering your results but also not counting all of those little extras during the day. Eating a ginger biscuit (55 cals) with your morning cup of tea, that you added two teaspoons of sugar (32 cals) to. Eating a small “fun sized” snicker bar (80 cals) after dinner then not tracking it because it’s “fun sized” and there can’t be that many calories in it, surely.

All of these things are fine. You can eat your chocolate and biscuits and add sugar to your tea, but you have to remember that they all contribute to extra energy consumption and need to be counted when tracking your intake.

If you are looking for ways to reduce your calories then this is one of the first places you can look to make some changes.

Avoid licking knives and not only will you cut down your calories but also save yourself a trip to the hospital.