Wednesday, September 26, 2007

How Sonic helps me diet

Today, I stopped at Sonic and ordered a Java Chiller (coffee mixed with ice cream) and a small popcorn chicken with creamy chipotle dipping sauce for lunch.

Instead, they gave me an iced latte (no ice cream) and forgot to put my dipping sauce in the bag.

So, Sonic saved me about 400 calories (300 or so on the latte and 50 or so on the sauce) on my lunch.

Sneaky bastards.


Susan in St. Paul said...

LOL and how much did they charge you for this help?

What is popcorn chicken?

Anonymous said...

Baby sis says:

I always said if they had Weight Watcher eateries where the waiter gave you no choices I'd lose weight...LOL

Anonymous said...

Baby sis:

What's popcorn chicken?! Sometimes I feel sorry for the people above the Mason Dixon Line. Can you imagine what she's imagining?...LOL

Laurie said...

Susan - Popcorn chicken is little tiny deep fried pieces of chicken deliciousness which you dip in your choice of sauce (honey mustard, ranch, BBQ, the aforementioned chipotle).

Baby Sis - That would be great!

Baby Sis (part 2) - I know! Hahahah!

Adela said...

Poor dear.

pokerboss said...

It's so wierd that Susan didn't know what popcorn chicken is. Friday, Peg emailed a friend in Vegas and mentioned an Extra-long Cheese Coney. Our friend had no clue! You know, if you go to the Sonic on Phelan, you have to watch them like a hawk. Order onion rings and they'll give you tots half the time. Rat bastards!

Laurie said...

Adela - A sad state of affairs.

Pokerboss - Not know about cheese coneys? Now, that's sad.

Leslie said...

We don't have a Sonic around here. I'm totally missing out.

Laurie said...

Leslie - Oh, I love Sonic.

Andrew said...

I have lost 20lbs with regular trips to sonic. I have lost weight and so have others following my simple program. It's all about calories. I know my diet isn't the best but it has worked.

Breakfast: nothing .. easy to go without eating in the morning. I don't get hungry until lunch time.

Lunch: I try to eat a subway 6inch turkey with tomato and lettuce only. When I am not feeling Subway I get the Sonic Grilled Cheese Sandwich and the Sonic medium fries. The total calories is around 500.

Dinner: Either the Sonic Grilled Cheese Sandwich and the Sonic medium fries. or I have a French bread pizza. The pizza is only about 450 calories.

As you can see this keeps my total under or around 1000 for the day. At this amount anyone will lost weight. I make sure to take a daily vitamin. Again, I know this is not the healthiest diet but I have repeatedly lost weight and it doesn't even feel like a diet. I'm one of those people that would eat constintly if I could. But I find that this diet allows me to really enjoy what I eat and still lose weight. Maybe not a good longterm diet but it work very well for sort-term weight loss. You just can't cheat. No snacks in between meals.

The best trick is to plan what you eat and enjoy it. Just limit your total calorie intake to 1000 - 1200 and the pounds melt away.

Laurie said...

Andrew!!! - I do love Sonic's grilled cheese. I think I'm going to start this "diet" today and see what happens. Thanks!