Look, we don’t approve of scooping the insides out of your bagel, but you should know the truth: Scooping out the chewy insides of your bagel can subtract more than a third of the bagel’s calories.

I conducted a very scientific experiment with a very small sample (one bagel), so clearly this study requires replication before it’s fully accepted by the scientific community. But the results were dramatic: scooping is a far more effective way of reducing a bagel’s calories than doing something silly like ordering light cream cheese instead of regular.

Here’s my math:

  • Nutrition information from Breugger’s: a 115g bagel contains 300 calories.
  • Actual bagel: 108 grams, so 282 calories.
  • Bagel minus insides: 66 grams, which means 172 calories.
  • Total calorie savings: 110 calories
  • Calories you’d save by opting for light instead of regular cream cheese: merely 30.

Use this information carefully; scoop too many bagels while in New York and you could reportedly ruin NYC. However, if you’re making a sandwich and want to fit the maximum possible stuffings into your mouth, removing that extra bread might be a worthwhile surgical undertaking. (PS. toast it to make croutons.)


On – 23 Apr, 2018 By Beth Skwarecki

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