How Many Calories In Guacamole?

This favorite Mexican dip or spread is becoming one of the most popular toppings in the American culture.  It can be used on Mexican food, topped on a plate of nachos or even be used as a sandwich spread.  Wondering how many calories are in guacamole?  Read on to discover just how good guacamole is for your weight loss efforts.

Think you might be doing some damage by adding guacamole to your lean chicken breast?  Well, you are right.  In 1/4 of a cup of traditionally made guacamole there are close to 100 calories.  This means that adding a scoop of guacamole to your salad, chips or taco can cost you when it comes to calories.  

You may need to spend an extra half-hour on that treadmill if you pile on the spread. The good news for guacamole lovers who are trying to restrict their calories is that it can be made less fattening.  Mashing avocados, adding lemon juice and salt to taste can lower the calories by as much as fifty percent.  This means that you have to leave the fattening sour cream out of the picture.

Avocados do contribute to the number of calories found in guacamole and you cannot eliminate them without getting rid of the entire dip. However, in your attempt to cut calories, decreasing your portion sizes can help cut calories and help you succeed in your weight loss efforts.

Suzanne Somers

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