Mmmmm... A hot cup or bowl of beef stew filled with potatoes, carrots, and green veggies is a wonderful way to warm up and enjoy a hot meal. It fills you up even has some nutritional benefits to it. But how many calories in beef stew are there? There are 220 calories in one cup of beef stew along with 10 grams of fat, 20 grams of carbs, and 14 grams of protein. That's not actually that bad if you stick to just one cup.
The problem is, most people eat about two cups per serving. That means you've taken a relatively healthy meal and made it very unhealthy by eating too much of it. If you were to eat two cups of beef stew per day for a week you would consume 3080 calories! The major downside of beef stew is that it has a lot of sodium in it if prepared with beef stock The easy way to fix that is to use low sodium varieties.
Now that you know how many calories beef stew has in it, be careful to not consume too much. Its best to stay to one cup at a time. If you have to consume two cups, spread it out over time like a few hours. This goes to show you how important serving sizes are. Sometimes losing weight is as easy as keep portion sizes down.
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