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Western Bagel and Dieting

Weighed in this morning at 152 pounds, down two pounds from yesterday.

I ate a total of 594 calories yesterday, here's the breakdown...

Breakfast: 1 Thomas' whole wheat english muffin (100 calories)
Breakfast: 1 cup of kefir (160)
Lunch: 1 bag of beef jerky (210)
Late Afternoon Snack: 10 celery sticks with hot sauce (10)
Late Afternoon Snack: 1 can of low sodium V8 Juice (70)
Dinner: 2 medium sized tomatoes (44)

I also exercised, doing my usual jog of 1 mile, and some light weight lifting with the legs only.

I can't believe how conscious I've become in what I eat now. I look at the nutrition label on everything, and I'm getting pretty good at knowing what foods offer higher fiber, lower fat, lower calories, etc.

I went grocery shopping yesterday to replenish my supplies. I had hoped to get another package of Thomas' Whole Wheat English Muffins, but they didn't have any in whole wheat. I instead found a package of bagels from a brand called "Western Bagel", and they make a line of Alternative Bagels, and one of them is a whole wheat variety called "Sweet Wheat". They contain about the same weight as an english muffin, and are at 110 calories versus about 100 for the english muffin.

These bagels are smaller than the standard sized bagel, but when eaten with my usual cup of kefir, they seem to provide the same small breakfast as having the english muffin, or that whole wheat tortilla. Both the muffin and bagel each have 8g of fiber. I do have to say that the bagel is better tasting, while the muffin was rather bland. I actually like the whole wheat tortilla better, but at 200 calories, it's was like eating twice the calories for the same sized breakfast.

I also found that Western Bagel has a multi-grain bagel in a normal size called, "Perfect 10". It's only 140 calories, versus bagels of this size from other brands are about 200-300 calories. This one has 19g carbs, and 9g fiber, for a net 10 carbs. And it has 17g of protein, compared to about 10-12g for other brands. So, I'm tempted to order a bag of this online and make them my breakfast for a week and see how things go.

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