Friday, February 7, 2014

Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich

It seems like a healthy meal, but peanut butter, bread and bananas contain significantly higher amounts of Carbohydrates, Sodium and Sugar. I had one about two hours ago and I still feel full from it. It was under 500 Calories. Worth mentioning.

Nutrition Data
Name Calories Carbs Sodium Sugar
Peanut Butter 188 6g 5mg 3g
Bread 180 12g 132mg 2g
Banana 105 27g 1mg 14g
Total 473 45g 138mg 19g

My current weight is maintained by an estimated daily intake near 3000 calories, Seems a bit high, but because I have no way of accurately calculating the burn rate, I would need to pay strict attention to my intake over an extended period of time for which I have no patience.

Overlooking the other nutrition details like carbohydrates, sodium and sugar can be troublesome in the long-term.

Sources:
Self/Nutrition Data: Banana, whole, medium. http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/1846/2
Self/Nutrition Data: Bread, Whole Wheat, commercially prepared. http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/baked-products/4876/2
Self/Nutrition Data: Peanut Butter, smooth style, without salt. http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/legumes-and-legume-products/4453/2