Tweak of the Week!
Here is a quick and easy way to save calories. Instead of having a bagel for breakfast, reach for an English muffin. Making this swap can save you close to 400 calories. A large fresh bagel can have up to 500 calories, while a standard English muffin only has around 120 calories. Did you know a bagel is equivalent to approximately five slices of bread! Just one bagel provides anywhere from 3 to 6 servings of grains, more than you may want for an entire day!
Whole wheat bagels are usually only partly whole wheat, leaving the majority made from white flour which provides no fiber and very few nutrients. Think of a bagel as empty calories. The nature of any white bread product means your blood sugar will spike and then drop, leaving you with very little energy.
Save bagels for special occasions and try switching to whole wheat English muffins for a high fiber and nutrient rich bread alternative. So many of my clients love toasting a whole wheat English muffin and topping it with 4 egg whites and 2 slices of turkey bacon for a low cal breakfast sandwich. Make this simple swap and you may just get one step closer to your summer body!
Eat Yourself Skinny!