Think Twice About That Bran Muffin

bran muffin with calorie countTip 2 of “The Five” Pounds in 5 Weeks challenge:

Think about skipping the bran muffin at breakfast.  Bran muffins are often thought of as “healthy”–  probably because they have the word bran in their name.  But they’re made with a lot of sugar and fat.

In general, a 4 ounce bran muffin has around 350 calories – but, have you seen the size of muffins?  A Dunkin’ Donuts Honey Bran Raisin Muffin has 480 calories with 15 grams of fat and 79 grams of carbs. It does, however, have 5 grams of fiber.

If you really crave one, eat half and then take the steps instead of the elevator. A 150 pound person burns 91 calories for every 10 minutes of stair climbing.

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One Response to Think Twice About That Bran Muffin

  1. barbara schwarz April 29, 2013 at 1:28 am #

    Thanks Penny,
    It’s not the bran muffin, it’s the Friday night challah and the rest that is not eaten… excluding the part Paul made French toast out of. Hoping you and you all are fine!


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