Confessing my health and fitness slip-ups to you guys make me feel human again, especially after reading everyone else's confessions. I've got a new one to make . . .
I've purchased and gobbled down a various form of bagel for breakfast everyday for the past week. Now, I'm not talking about a mini-whole wheat bagel with light cream cheese on the side. I'm talking egg, sausage, and cheese on a huge NY style everything bagel — and I don't even usually like sausage! I seriously don't know what's come over me, especially since I am fully aware how many calories are in one bagel before all the tasty trimmings. Starting today I am going back to my usual oatmeal with fruit starter but I'm not going to lie, my naughty week of bagel sandwiches was amazing.
So there, I've confessed — hey, it happens right? Now it's your turn. Do you have anything you want to confess and get off your chest? It helps knowing that we all make mistakes and that life, and health, does indeed go on.
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Who doesn't love a soft and chewy bagel on the weekend? I don't care that they're full of carbs, since our bodies need them for energy. Plus I try to go for whole grain bagels anyway, so they're healthier than ones made with white flour. I also try to choose healthy spreads like low fat cream cheese and peanut butter, but sometimes I can't help but go for sugary jams and butter. Let's see how these bagel toppings compare.
Okay, okay, we all know that Dunkin' Donuts is not the healthiest place in the world. Besides donuts, they do offer other choices. Let's take a peek and see how they measure up.
|Food||Calories||Fat in grams||Cholesterol||Sodium in milligrams||Carbs in grams||Protein in grams|
|Cinnamon Raisin bagel||330||3||0||430||65||10|
|2 oz Plain Cream Cheese||190||17||55||190||4||4|
|2 oz Garden Vegetable Cream Cheese||170||15||45||340||4||2|
|2 oz Lite Cream Cheese||120||9||30||280||5||4|
|Banana Walnut Muffin||540||25||65||520||69||10|
|Honey Bran Raisin Muffin||480||15||60||480||79||8|
|Cranberry Orange Muffin||440||17||65||480||66||8|
|Reduced Fat Blueberry Muffin||400||5||60||490||78||8|
Well that wasn't so bad. Wait until we get to the breakfast sandwiches. You may go into cardiac arrest just reading this. Want to see? Then read more
Hopefully you're eating breakfast everyday, but are you making the right choices? Take this quiz to see if you know how many slices of bread are equal to one bagel, caloriewise.