Girl Scout Cookie Season Survival Tips (cont.)
6. Thanks-A-Lot (2 cookies, 31 grams)
7. Trefoils (5 cookies, 33 grams)
8. All Abouts (3 cookies, 30 grams)
9. Thin Mints from Little Brownie Bakers (4 cookies, 32 grams)
10. Lemonades (2 cookies, 31 grams)
11. *Caramel deLites (2 cookies, 28 grams)
12. Peanut Butter Patties (2 cookies, 28 grams)
13. Samoas from Little Brownie Bakers (2 cookies, 31 grams)
14. *Thin Mints from ABC Bakers (4 cookies, 33 grams)
15. Sugar Free Chocolate Chips (3 cookies, 34 grams)
16. *Tagalongs from Little Brownie Bakers (2 cookies, 27 grams)
What About Trans Fats in Girl Scout Cookies?
As of 2007, all varieties of Girl Scout cookies contain "zero trans fat per serving," notes Thompkins. But you might notice in the list of ingredients that some of the cookies contain partially hydrogenated oils, which are how trans fats are made.
So how can they claim to have zero trans fats? These cookies meet or exceed the FDA guidelines for the "zero trans fat" designation because they contain less than 0.5 grams trans fat per serving.
So if you eat two servings of cookies (or more), particularly those that list partially hydrogenated oils among their first four ingredients, you might get close to taking in a gram of trans fat. This is less likely to happen if you stick to the cookies that don't have "partially hydrogenated oil" listed among the ingredients.
How Not to Eat the Whole Sleeve
It's fine to talk about moderation, but what if you're one of those people for whom the "suggested serving size" is never enough when it comes to Girl Scout cookies?
Believe it or not, two or three cookies will go a long way when you really savor every bite.
Megrette Hammond, RD, CDE, MEd, executive director of The Center for Mindful Eating and co-author of Discover Mindful Eating, says one way to heighten your mindfulness while eating fattening treats is by changing your sensory environment. For example, to "tune in" when eating a serving of cookies, change up their temperature (by eating cookies straight from the refrigerator or freezer) or texture (eat a crisp cookie, and then a soft cookie).
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