CommunityBrowse groupsBlogEtiquetteInvite Your friendsSuccess Stories

Lounge
Community 


Wheat Thins v. Doritos

So, last night I was trying to convince my BF that he doesn't eat as healthfully as he thinks. He claimed "Hey, I eat healthy snacks like Wheat Thins!" I said "Theyre not really any better than Doritos." And it's true...

12 Doritos (1 oz.)
140 cal, 7g fat (1.5 g sat.), 220 mg sodium, 1g fiber, 0g sugar, 2g protein, a dab of vitamins

16 Wheat Thins (1.1 oz)
150 cal, 6g fat (1g sat.), 260 mg sodium, 1g fiber, 4g sugar, 2g protein, a dab of vitamins


Wed. Mar 28, 5:49pm

Add comment  
I recently checked the panel on a bag of Fritos scoops/dip chips, and there were only THREE ingredients: corn, corn oil, salt. Does this mean they're technically "all natural"?? That company could totally dupe people into thinking their product is healthy without telling a single lie. Oh yeah, 10g fat in 1oz, yowza.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007, 6:13 PM

Add comment
I've told my husband to look at ingredients when shopping. He brought home Fritos since there were only 3 ingredients. Calls them health food!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007, 7:52 PM

Add comment
ha ha your hubby has a good sense of humor (if thats what you would call it) That is cute because it seems so innocent

Thursday, March 29, 2007, 1:36 AM

Add comment
Afraid not on the "fritos as all-natural" front. Corn oil is highly processed and refined and doesn't really resemble anything in nature (similar to high fructose corn syrup on the sweetener front). Not really recommended for those persuing a healthy lifestyle in all the literature I've ever seen. Still, a nice thought and I suppose three ingrdients is better than about twenty things you can't pronounce, dyes, preservatives, and artificial flavours!

Thursday, March 29, 2007, 12:14 PM

Add comment
all natural was tongue-in-cheek

Thursday, March 29, 2007, 12:17 PM

Add comment
Thank you OP for this post. Yeah, I never compared the two and I thought Wheat Thins were healthier than Doritos. I usually buy the reduced fat Wheat Thins though. Still, if I'm going to have a snack, I'd rather have the Doritos if they are calorically similiar.

Friday, April 06, 2007, 11:51 PM

Add comment
As a follow up to my thread above, check out the nutrition information for the reduced fat versions of both Doritos and Wheat Thins. The winner again is Doritos.

Light Nacho Cheese Doritos (1 oz.)
101 cal, 2g fat (.5 g sat.), 223 mg sodium, 2g fiber, 0.5 g sugar, 2g protein

16 Wheat Thins (1.0 oz)
127 cal, 3.9g fat (.5g sat.), 255 mg sodium, 1g fiber, 2.9g sugar, 2.9g protein,


Friday, April 06, 2007, 11:59 PM

Add comment
Yeah, you might as well enjoy your snacks! Reduced fat wheat thins are pretty gross if you ask me.

Saturday, April 07, 2007, 3:08 PM

Add comment
thy have lite 100 cal pre packed dorito's

Saturday, April 07, 2007, 4:30 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!