Posted by: Dr. Tyrone A. Holmes | March 13, 2013

Lose Weight WITHOUT Dieting: Tip #83: Swap Cake Doughnuts for Plain Doughnuts

Alright, I know what you’re thinking. Swap one type of doughnut for another – what kind of healthy eating advice is that? A fair question but I have a simple answer. I am an advocate of eating what you like but making healthier swaps. And that includes unhealthy foods. There is little nutritive value in any doughnut but I love them nonetheless! However, I recognize some are worse than others and you can still get a great sweet treat and save yourself some fat and calories. Cake doughnuts are among the worst offenders. For example, a Dunkin’ Donuts Glazed Cake Donut is 360 calories including 22 grams of fat (10 saturated), 19 grams of sugar and 25 mg of cholesterol. Conversely, a Glazed Donut is 260 calories including 14 grams of fat (6 saturated), 12 grams of sugar and no cholesterol. That’s a savings of 100 calories per doughnut. Similarly, a Chocolate Frosted Cake Donut is 370 calories including 23 grams of fat (10 saturated), 20 grams of sugar and 25 mg of cholesterol while a Chocolate Frosted Donut is 270 calories with 15 grams of fat (7 saturated), 13 grams of sugar and no cholesterol. If you eat 5 doughnuts a week, that’s a savings of 500 calories, which adds up to nearly 7.5 lbs of weight loss in a year. Of course, you can improve your diet even more by replacing a couple of those doughnuts with apples!

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