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June 8, 2006

Better off with Donuts and a Big Mac

I don't know were I got this idea that a bagel is a healthy alternative for lunch. I think I heard someone say it once, but it could be all the fit business and yuppie folks I see down at Finagle-a-Bagel.

Yesterday for lunch I had a bagel with peanut butter and honey and was suprised to see it ring up at 680 calories when I got back to my desk to add things up. Shees, I should have gone out and gotten a Big Mac (530 calories) and felt good about making the healthy choice. In fact, there's only one sandwich that rings up higher than my bagel on the McDonalds sandwich menu, the Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese at 730 calories.

I thought maybe it's just my bagel source (local bakery) so I looked on Dunkin' Donuts nutrition information site to check the numbers. Again, I'm suprised to see that I'm better off choosing a custard-filled Boston Kreme than a plain bagel (or even worse a poppyseed). How can that be? Those numbers must be doctored.

Needless to say I had split pea soup for lunch today, glad I was prompted to start keeping an eye on what's going in.

Posted by mike at June 8, 2006 1:06 PM