By Mike Thayer
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.
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.