Twinkies or Yogurt?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/26/yogurt-sugar-twinkie_n_5379590.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592

Personally, I don’t care for Twinkies, so that part is OK with me.                                 However, the yogurt part is annoying. The sugar content now?

Like all carbohydrates, sugar contains 4 calories per gram.

I mean seriously, what’s a person to do ?

It’s very hard for me to “be good” (can’t seem to do it) and stay on (get on?) track with the “healthy” foods when I could basically live on cheese, more cheese, meat (smoked/steak/raw, you name it), and all the salty foods in the universe.

It’s almost impossible for me to garner enough willpower in the mornings and make myself eat yogurt instead of a bacon, egg and cheese on a roll.  This article just made me roll my eyes because now – what’s worse? Is the sugar in the yogurt worse than the fat in the bacon?  I WANT to be healthy! I just don’t want to have to eat plain yogurt, boiled fish and steamed broccoli every day.. (actually, that would be ANY day for that matter).

When I do try to eat healthy and decide on a yogurt – I’m picky.  There are really only four types of yogurt that are my go-to… so I decided to check their nutritional value and see where they stand.  Here they are in no particular order.

1) Well, one of my favorites is actually listed in this article.  Figures.                                               Dannon Fruit On The Bottom Blueberry  – 24 grams of sugar

2) Fage 2% Greek yogurt with honey  – 29 grams of sugar

3) Lowfat Kefir plain drinkable yogurt –  Hey! Only 12 grams!

4) Muller Choco Balls  – 26 grams

This is just SO depressing!  Asides from the Kefir, the others pretty much show high numbers. This is a fun site that illustrates the sugar concept… http://www.sugarstacks.com/snacks.htm

What do you guys think? What is your favorite yogurt? What do you eat for breakfast? What are your thoughts on sugar? Let me know! I’m curious.

Have a great evening!

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