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Butter/vegetable sprays, Who knew?

So I was watching The Biggest Loser the other night and Jillian says a 1 sec spray of pam is 7 calories.
Now I didn't assume that it was calorie free as they say on the label considering they are made of fat but I couldn't believe it.
So I went searching on the net and the information I found was astonishing.
A cooking spray like pam has 1638 cal for the entire can.
I was using a can a week. I use in to cook everything, and I wasn't being too careful.
Then there's the I can't believe it's not butter spray. According to one source there is 20 cal per teaspoon AND 2 grams of fat. For one teaspoon!
The whole bottle has 900 cal and 90 grams of fat.
Now I can't verify that they were accurate but the sources seemed reliable.

I feel like I have been lied to. Like I said I didn't expect no calories but THAT many. Unbelievable.
I won't quit using them but I will be much more careful and mindful of how much I am using them.
Man it pays to look for hidden calories in your diet.

Was anyone else as shocked as me?


Thu. Mar 13, 3:32pm

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It says it on the can of Pam.

Thursday, March 13, 2008, 3:39 PM

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Holy crap! I had no idea - thanks for the info! (And GOODBYE, Pam!)

Thursday, March 13, 2008, 3:46 PM

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I only use olive oil, love it !


Thursday, March 13, 2008, 4:57 PM

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OP here. I don't use pam cuz I don't like the taste. I use a store brand and they don't tell you.
What I have understood is that if it is under .5 grams of fat per serving they can call it fat free. But how good is that when a serving is like a 1 second spray.
Crazy

Thursday, March 13, 2008, 5:57 PM

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I cannot even imagine what kind of cooking you are doing to use a can of Pam in a WEEK. You need to adjust your cooking style.

Thursday, March 13, 2008, 6:09 PM

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