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Further Proof that Calorie Density Matters

I recently wrote a post explaining that even if you think the only thing you care about is losing weight, you should still care about the quality of the food you’re eating because it will affect how hungry you feel. I came across an opportunity to further emphasize that point, so I’m going to go ahead and do so.

This:

Mashed Potatoes and Broccoli Chicken Dinner

My exceptionally large, but actual, dinner from Monday night which ultimately contained four servings of broccoli, four servings of mashed potatoes, and a serving of chicken, has 50 fewer calories (660) than this:

The original cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory, which also happens to be the lowest calorie (710) cheesecake on the menu that uses actual sugar instead of Splenda.

I rest my case.