Thursday, March 5, 2009

Why is the Room Spinning?

So I thought it would be a good idea to go and get a cup of coffee part way through my morning routine. Not a bad idea, after all a little caffeine can be good for you and help get you though your morning. Instead of making it in house, or even going to the cafeteria for some Dunkin Donuts-brand coffee (the official coffee of NBLAJ), I ventured out to the corner 7-11.

If you have one near you and haven’t been yet, go. I know it’s not the best stuff but it ain’t bad either and frankly there are so many choices as to flavors and “drinks” (cappuccino, late, espresso, regular coffee) it’s actually better then Starbucks and to top it off they have more food to select.

I settled on a medium, toffee-nut cappuccino, but I wasn’t done there. On my way to the register the donuts were calling my name (which is funny because at last check donuts don’t talk...but that’s a topic for another day). Even though I already had oatmeal and an orange this morning I felt the need for flour, water, chocolate and sugar, all lightly-fried into a round shape.

Not to worry, I finished it all, but now the problems start setting in. My heart is going just a notch above “hummingbird” and I’m too-wired and can’t even sit still. How much sugar did I just ingest?

16oz Cappuccino
Nutrition Facts
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 108
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 200mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 17%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 46g
Protein 6g 12%
Est. Percent of Calories from:
Fat 54.0% Carbs 100.0% Protein 12.0%
Chocolate Covered Donut
Nutrition Facts
Calories 250
% DV 1
Total Fat 11g 17%
Sat. Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 190mg 8%
Total Carbs. 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 20g
Protein 3g

So to recap that's 66g of sugar (roughly the same as in a whole pint of Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough! Yeah, I think I'm good to go for a while. The word for lunch is "Salad".

1 comment:

Nikki and G said...

I could send you some Krispy Kreme since you are wanting some SUGAR!!!