Now that we’re finally over all of our end of the year holiday indulgences, Valentine’s Day is here to fill our homes and offices with candy once again. Not that we mind really – we love a sweet treat as much as the next girl. But it does make it hard to stick to those New Year’s resolutions to eat healthy and get in shape.
So how do we deal with the abundance of sweets coming our way for Valentine’s Day? Experts say it’s okay to indulge a little, but portion control is key. Ideally, you should go for a serving that has between 50 and 100 calories – so you’re satisfied, but not grabbing a giant candy bar.
And Consumer Reports has made it easy for us with a handy guide to exactly how many pieces of popular Valentine’s Day candy you can eat if you’re limiting yourself to 100 calories. Sadly, you don’t get many chocolate bonbons for that.
Godiva Valentine’s Day Message Truffles - 2 pieces
Sweethearts Candies - 30 pieces
Russell Stover Marshmallow Heart - 0.9 piece
Brach’s Jube Jel Cherry Hearts - 4 pieces
Godiva Limited Edition Slices of Love Collection - 1 ½ pieces
Dove Promises Dark Chocolate Hearts - 2 ¾ pieces
Brach’s Cinnamon Imperial Hearts - 56 ½ pieces
Whitman’s Sampler Assorted Chocolates - 1 ⅓ pieces
Ferrero Rocher Fine Hazelnut Chocolates - 1 ⅓ pieces
Sweethearts Hearts - 18 ⅓ pieces
Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate Truffles - 1 ⅓ pieces