The Truth Behind Your Girl Scout Cookies

by TaylorR

Ok, so I can’t say behind “your” cookies because I ordered a box from a student of mine. But it back fired on me because I gave up chocolate for Lent and completely forgot I had ordered the cookies until they were delivered to me Tuesday… crap was all I thought.

So now I have a box of samoas cookies (chocolate and coconut) which  I can’t eat and will be delivered to my parents’ home tomorrow by the Girl Scout Fairy. So it’s a blessing in disguise that I can’t eat them! I would be tempted to eat the box… which is what I think most people do.

I am staying strong on  my no chocolate rule and am taking it one step further by cutting out all sugar… but if you are able to enjoy your cookies keep these tips in mind.

Eat just two cookies a day as a sweet treat. Remember, they only come once a year and there is no reason to down that box of thin mints in one day… even if they are frozen. At the same time, they’re only once a year so don’t feel guilty for having a box in your freezer.

If I could I may be eating a cookie right now. And then of course planning a great workout for tomorrow!

Nutritonal info for your favorite Girl Scout Cookies:

Thin Mints:]

  • Serving size= 4 cookies
  • 160 Calories
  • 22 g of carbs (not the good carbs)
  • 2 g of protein
  • 6 g saturated fat

Samoas:

  • Serving size = 2 cookies
  • 150 Calories
  • 19 g of carbs
  • 1 g of protein
  • 4.5 g saturated fat

Do-Si-Dos (peanut butter sandwiches)

  • Serving size = 2 cookies
  • 120 Calories
  • 16 g of carbs (1 g of fiber)
  • 2 g of protein
  • 1.5 g saturated fat

 

  • Barry

    I am sorry but condoning the eating of these high processed low quality food stuffs is not healthy minded at all. High Fructose Corn Syrup, Palm Kernel Oil, Cottonseed Oil. I don’t know what workout you do to burn pesticides and genetically modified foodstuffs out of your system. I’m a personal trainer. Show me how that works.

    • http://www.theartofweightlifting.com TaylorR

      Barry, thank you for your opinion and I totally agree. If you read more of my blog you know that I am a clean eating vegan. I am also a personal trainer and while I respect your thoughts, I think there is a more polite way to visit and voice. I think that being a trainer you know that people admire moderation, and girl scott cookies are a part of this. To say that never eat any sugar or ANY processed foods wouldn’t be the truth and as this is my blog I believe in sharing. I haven’t had a girl scott cookie in years, as you can see by the date of this blog so it’s funny you found it. Thanks for your thoughts. I have also written several times on GMO products and do not promote them what so ever.

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