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By Mike Thayer

20161208_225811Eating chips means eating carbs and those kind of carbs are a bad thing.

Eat a bratwurst or a hot dog instead.

Eating a brat has about the same amount of fat as the chips do.  Yes, really.  A brat also puts twice the proteins in your body and it's a snack that will stay with you longer and won't drive your blood sugar up like chip carbs will.   In other words, a brat is better for your body's metabolism. 

Here's the breakdown:  A 2 ounce serving of Nacho Cheese Doritos have about 280 calories, 16 grams of fat, 32 carbs and 4 grams of protein.  A brat, which typically run at about 2.3 ounces, has about 200 calories, 17 grams of fat, 1 carb and 8 grams of protein.

A brat has fewer calories, more protein and most importantly, far less carbs.  

Carb-Check Diet_smallAnother plus to snacking on proteins regularly instead of chips and such.....  Snacking on proteins will eventually lead to snacking less, a.k.a., weight loss.

And then there's the Bachelor on the Cheap wallet friendly cost factor...  Cost of a small snack bag of Doritos - 47¢.  Cost of a brat - 80¢.   You'll be reaching for something else to snack on to tide you over if you went with the chips.  No so with the brat, the proteins keep you fuller, longer. 

$pend Wisely My Friends...

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