CommunityBrowse groupsBlogEtiquetteInvite Your friendsSuccess Stories

Lounge
Community 


Pickles

Just wondering if anyone knows why pickled gherkins contain no calories? I looked at the pickle jar today, and they say the calorie content is zero. Is the rest just fibre or what? Are there any other foods that have zero calories (but also with no artificial sweetners)?



Tue. Nov 28, 8:44am

Add comment  
In this case zero = less than 1. Gherkins are small cucumbers pickled in vinegar -- not _many_ calories there, but if you ate the whole jar you would definitely be eating some calories. Cukes hardly have any calories raw....

Tuesday, November 28, 2006, 10:30 AM

Add comment
A long time ago, I read that cucumbers are ~95% water. I think celery and some lettuces are similar in that respect, but have more fiber. And as the above poster said, if you ate the whole jar, you would be consuming a few calories - literally a few, like 10. The drawback is the sodium content -- I love a good deli pickle but dear god, when I eat half of one I put on at least a pound of water weight the next morning.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006, 11:58 AM

Add comment
OP here. Just had an "aha" moment. I've always wondered why peeps monitor their salt intake so carefully. I thought it was just because of blood pressure, and since mine is low, I've never worried about it. But of course, salt would make your body retain water. Duh!

Thanks :-))

Tuesday, November 28, 2006, 1:33 PM

Add comment
PT heretic here -- I'm of the opinion that a pound of water weight is no big deal.
As it happens, gherkins tend to not be a high in salt -- there are differences between kosher dill (pickled in brine, which IS salt) and pickles in sweet vinegar.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006, 1:39 PM

Add comment
The PT Heretic...

...knows WAY too much about her pickles!
Joking - it was actually interesting to learn the difference.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006, 2:42 PM

Add comment
good to know about the gherkins. i did not know that. they are nice and sweet too:)

Tuesday, November 28, 2006, 10:54 PM

Add comment
PT Heretic knows how to make her own pickles. :-)

Tuesday, November 28, 2006, 11:13 PM

Add comment

Next: Click Here For Recipes That Help You Lose Weight
New: The PEERtrainer Cheat System
The PEERtrainer Cheat System is a new, simple to follow system for eating. The objective is to help guide you towards a way of eating that will make it easier to lose weight, give you more energy and help you feel better. It is free, easy to follow, and a little unusual and controversial. Most of all it is working. This link will take you to a blog post where you can download a FREE copy of the Cheat System Diet Cookbook! The Cheat System has also been turned into a major book to be published May 6th, 2014. According to Srini Pillay, MD, Harvard Medical School: "It works in a real way with how human psychology works...I love that it relates closely to how the brain likes to function... without crazy effort and with significant short-term gains."
Here is a preview of the cover:

Cheatcover

You can get started on the system for free by clicking on this banner:

peertrainer cheat system

"Gives you the template to lose weight without sending your hormones in a disastrous death spiral."

-Sara Gottfried, MD, NY Times Best Selling Author

"The Cheat System Diet is brilliant! Jackie Wicks understands how the brain works, and how habits are developed in the real world."

--Steven Masley, MD, Assistant Professor University South Florida

 






Explore Related Articles
Weight Loss Motivation   Sustainable Weight Loss
Weight Lifting    Hypnosis and Weight Loss
Emotional Eating   Help Losing Weight
Free Weight Loss Program   Weight Watchers Points  NutriSystem
How To Change Anything

weight loss coaching


New Services and Offerings From PEERtrainer:

1) How To Achieve Sustainable Weight Loss This is a new 12 week program that helps you solve the mental blockages that are prevent many from sustainable weight loss. The most interesting thing about the program is what participants are saying and you can click on the link to read them.

2) Tip Of The Day Weight Loss Coaching Program-- This is a daily email program that helps to reinforce fundamentals as well as gives you practical tips each day. We are getting GREAT feedback from subscribers.

3) What Are Your Odds Of Losing Weight?-- Take the PEERtrainer Coaching Quiz Now!

4) Tip Of The Day Blog-- We update this each day with responses to specific questions from our coaching subscribers and customer.

5) New Diet and Weight Loss Content-- We have launched a new diet section that organizes the growing amount of content on the site. When you click in the most important areas are highlighted.









Related Content:

How To Lose Weight- The Basics
Weight Watchers Points System
The Fat Smash Diet
The Eat To Live Diet
The Beck Diet Solution
How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight

 

How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer

How To Burn Fat
Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
Tips On Using PEERtrainer
Visit The PEERtrainer Community
Diet and Fitness Resources

Fitness

Weight Watchers Meetings
Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
How I Became A Marathon Runner

 

Preventive Health

How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
Reversing Disease Through Nutrition

New Diet and Fitness Articles:

Weight Watchers Points Plus
How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program
 

Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:

Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
How To Delay Short Term Gratification
How To Stay Motivated
How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule

Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions

Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
Are Protein Drinks Safe?
Nutrition As Medicine?
 

Everyday Weight Loss Tips

How To Eat Healthy At A Party
How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
The Three Bite Rule
Tips On How To Stop A Binge






PEERtrainer Is A Free and Powerful Online System For
Weight Loss Support

Click Here To Learn More and Join!