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Should you eat it? Entenmann’s Pop’ems

March 28th, 2010 | no comments

No!  Although I’ve always said that if I were on death row my last meal would be a dozen doughnuts…I can’t remember the last time I’ve had one.  I take an “all foods fit” approach to eating, which means if I really want a doughnut I will eat one.  I just don’t want one!  I also take an “eat with the end in mind” approach to eating, which means I know how I will feel after I eat a doughnut…unsatisfied and like I just ate a ton of bricks!  This past weekend I ate a small piece of white cake with fondant frosting at my cousin’s graduation party…it was yummy indeed, however it did nothing to satisfy my hunger.

Foods that are high in sugar digest pretty rapidly.  They usually lack protein and fiber, which means you will be looking for something to eat again soon!  Not fair right?  You’ve just eaten these calories, you should at least feel satisfied right?  I’m afraid it doesn’t work that way friends!  Please understand that I am not saying never eat sugar, just know that you will not get the energy you desire from a sugar-laden meal.  It has the reverse effect in fact!  Sugar is an “energy-robber”.  Take a look at the nutrition facts on Entenmann’s Pop’ems and you decide if it’s worth it.

Serving size:  2 Pop’ems:

Calories:  210; Fat:  12 grams (6 grams saturated fat); Carbohydrate:  25 grams; Fiber:  0 grams; Sugars:  17 grams; Protein:  1 gram

This nutrition panel is exactly the opposite of what you want if you’re looking for something that will satisfy you and bring you energy.  Is it worth it?

How about 1 tablespoon of peanut butter on a slice of whole wheat bread?  That will carry you much further!

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