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Cinnabon Schninnamon

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.

Steve Parker, M.D.


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