I woke up today and found my wife had brought home six Cinnabon cinnamon rolls. I had mentioned off-hand a few days ago how much I missed them. She interpreted that as a request [it wasn’t].
I couldn’t say “no” now, could I?
No, I couldn’t.
According to Calorie Count, the classic Cinnabon roll provides:
- 730 calories
- 216 calories from fat (24 g)
- 114 g of carbohydrate
- 1.5 g fiber
Looking at the carb count, you can understand how the typical American gets 250-300 g of carb daily. For the last nine months, I’ve been eating 50 g or less, and about 2000 calories/day.
I ate the Cinnabon as a meal, rather than as dessert after—and in addition to—a meal. If you’re gonna cheat during a weight-control program—and who doesn’t?—that may be a good way to do it.
Compare the Cinnabon with a 700-cal large green salad with tomato, onion, olive oil vinaigrette, topped with tuna or chicken. Which has “more nutrition”?
Did I enjoy the Cinnabon? You bet! Will I be able to resist the temptation of the ones remaining? I hope so.