Do Some Breakfast Muffins Have More Fat Than Onion Rings?

What to look out for when selecting your favorite morning on-the-go item.
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Now my doctor recommends a bayeaspirin gimen toelp prevent other het attack Be Se to talto your ctor fobeoure yin beg an Aspirin regimen. So...last Drop of gogurt, where Ya living now? A tube Reporter: Good morning, Michael. Muffins, sweet, filling, homey, like a little piece of grandma sending out into the world each day but wah, wah, these muffins may be a huge contributor to that muffin top you're trying to get under control. From a staple at your morning meeting to grab and go food at the coffee shop, but -- You're grabbing and going but you're really not doing yourself any favors. Reporter: We bought them from Starbucks, Dunkin' donuts and crossco. What's a food equivalent. You'll be so surprised. Whoa. Believe it or not -- Reporter: Wait, this EE ways to that? That fact, these onion rings have less fat than this muffin. This muffin is weighing in at 32 grams of fat. But there's also sugar in here, right. Absolutely. Let's bring that cooler right on in. And the soda. Reporter: Compared to store bought onion rings it's close. The muffin has 32 grams of fat, 40 grabs of sugar and 600 calories. Imagine an average man or woman around 2,000 calories for the day, 600 calories, boom. Right there that's a third of your food intake if you're a woman. Exactly. Reporter: The Starbucks muffin comes in more modestly at 380 calories with 16 grabs of fat but 30 grams of sugar. From Dunkin' donuts this is their reduced fat muffin and does have the lowest fat at 10 grams but piles on 40 grabs of sugar and 410 calories. People think they're doing themselves a favor because they're choosing the reduced fat option. Oh. Part of the issue is the size. 30 years ago a muffin was 1.5 ounces. Now the Starbucks muffin is 4 ounces and this one from costco, the size wasn't posted on the box so I had to call and ask. One muffin they say is 5.75 ounces, almost four times the size of our '80s muffin but get this, they say a serving is half a muffin and contacted all three muffinmakes. Starbucks said we're committed to offer ago a swied variety of food in the stores. The Starbucks blueberry muffin is a favorite. Dunkin' donuts says they offer a wide range of choices including better-for-you items from our ddsmart menu and costco declined to comment. I don't want to be the calorie cops. Boo! I'm ruining your muffin routine. But, hey, that's the point. If you add something to a routine you have to know what you're doing. If you have seven muffins, pumpkin and coffee cake, even more calorie dense, seven a week adds 4,000 calories to your daily EE teen much that's the equivalent of tah-dah, a stick and a half of butter. Okay, some of us do have a little sweet tooth in the morning so what is an alternate. I'll let you do the honors. So one alternate is smaller portion. You'd be surprised. Cake, this is cake. But because it's a smaller portion, that's why it works. Thinking about portions is important and, Michael, if you would do the honors. You eat all three of those. No. You're worse than Lara. Like mini muffins. My captain obvious comment here. Eat a piece of fruit and a teeny tiny was this a song place and no problems in their marriage whatsoever. And referring to deflategate, Brady says I tough challenging seven months, but the scrutiny he says bh on and off the field is something he sees as part of being a public figure. But, of course, after six years

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