Thursday, October 20, 2016
I'm counting calories. And doing Nutrisystem part time now. NS breakfasts are super easy. Grab something from the box or the freezer, add in some greek yogurt, and you're done for about 250 calories, tops. But last night we had a fundraiser for my dog rescue at Panera and I got dinner as well as breakfast for today. For dinner, a tomato mozzarella flatbread and a seasonal greens salad for a combined and respectable 540 calories. For breakfast this morning, a whole wheat bagel.
Now, of course I realize a bagel is not the best breakfast in the world. But a bagel in all its carby goodness every once in awhile is good for the soul. What was surprising about it is that the whole wheat bagel is 330 calories. THREE HUNDRED AND THIRTY? Know what else is 330? The Asiago Cheese Bagel. I got the WW one thinking it was the healthy choice. NOPE.
It was a good bagel, but topped with earth balance and served with chocolate soy milk I'm suddenly up to 600+ calories for breakfast. It's all well and good. I had a lighter lunch and will have a good dinner and the calorie count will be fine at the end of the day. But damn, that calorie count surprised me. Honestly, I could've had a donut. :)