So I’ve been on a diet, (actually I’ve been on a diet off and on for over 20 years) and decided to try to count calories. Most low-carb dieters do not count calories, but I am this time just to see how the numbers count.

We have these breakfast sausages from Aldi.

photo of fully cooked sausage.

Sorry for the low-quality photo.

My wife made some Italian sausages for dinner one night (like the ones pictured below).

I was shocked to see that one tiny little patty (about 50 grams) has a whopping 220 calories compared to an Italian sausage (about 80 grams) has the same 220 calories.

Both are pretty filling, but honestly, I would need at least 2 (maybe even 3) of the smaller sausages to be as satisfied as one of the larger sausages.

This just goes to show you that you DO NOT have to be hungry when dieting.

So, you might say, “wow, that’s allot of calories just for one sausage”, but sausage will satisfy your hunger far more than a cup of plain rice, which has roughly the same calories, which will spike your blood sugar, and make you hungry again in an hour or two.

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