Calories that don’t count:
- Eating whilst you’re standing up – it burns calories to hold yourself upright.
- The bits of cheese that break off when you’re grating it – must mean you’re cooking or preparing food, which burns calories.
- Broken biscuits – would leave a mess so it’s basically tantamount to tidying up.
- Children’s leftovers – eating these is just acting responsibly and demonstrates to children that it’s wrong to waste food.
- ChipsÂ from someone else’s plate – you didn’t order them, so they’re not strictly your calories and reaching over cancels them out, anyway.
- Anything that’s accompanied by fruit or has fruit in it – the fruit cancels out the other calories.
- BreadsticksÂ or bread that are on the table before you get your meal – you didn’t order them, they wereÂ free,Â so they don’t count.
- A kebab when you’re drunk – you don’t remember eating it so it can’t count, can it?Â And anyway, it was necessaryÂ to soak up the alcohol.
- Celery – burns more calories to eat than it contains.Â Fact.Â Even with dip? Probably not, to be honest. 🙂