I’m a QuikTrip guy. If there’s a QT around, I’ll choose them over other gas stations. (this is not a commercial to buy QT gas)
I went to get gas the other day. It was a normal day, just like any other trip to the gas station.
I pulled up, parked the car, got out and put my card in the card reader. I began pumping gas and something caught my eye.
I looked up and low and behold, there it was, the answer to the question of life. It read, “Life’s too short…”
Now if that statement was followed by something very motivational, inspirational or anything to enlighten the soul, then this would be one of those other blog posts you receive from me, but it’s not.
This is what it said, “Life’s too short for oatmeal.”
And the sign didn’t stop there. There was a huge picture of a delicious looking honey glazed, cinnamon bun on the sign too.
WHAT IS THIS?
Is it true? All my life I was eating oatmeal and never knew the real secret to a fulfilled life.
Honey buns for breakfast!
I’m glad I found out now.
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!
Well, most of you reading my blog posts know eating honey buns and any other brownie, croissant and Danish things for breakfast not only kills any chance of a fat loss goal, fat burning for the day is certainly out and you will probably end up leading a shorter life because of it.
Poor oatmeal, getting a bad rap from QT.
Here’s the skinny on the Honey bun vs. Oatmeal battle.
In the blue corner weighing in at…
Serving Size 1 Roll
Calories from fat 288
Total Fat 32g
Saturated Fat 8g
Trans Fat 5g
Total Carbohydrates 117g
Dietary Fiber 4g
The undisputed fat gaining, cholesterol raising, artery clogging champion!
“Honey Buns aka Cinnabon!” (since it’s the most popular)
Fighting out of the red corner…
The reigning supporter, in the battle for weight loss champion; lowering cholesterol for years, is a great source of dietary fiber and carbohydrates, weighing in at…
Serving Size ½ cup (dry)
Calories from fat 25
Total Fat 3g
Saturated Fat 0.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 27g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Soluble Fiber 2g
Insoluble Fiber 2g
The slow cook, old fashioned Ooooooootmeal!
It appears after an intense battle, Oatmeal has once again prevailed over the forces of evil weight gain and quick death due to stroke and heart attacks.
Yeah, I know oatmeal may not look or taste as good as a cinnamon bun, but you will definitely have a better chance of living a longer, healthier life eating it.
Note: If “Plain Jane” oatmeal isn’t for you, here’s a recipe to spice it up a little bit. Remember, you have to watch your sugar consumption if fat loss is the goal!
“The original hearty (and healthy) breakfast starts with old-fashioned, real rolled oats. To prevent spoiling, store in an airtight container. As a reminder, cut the expiration date from the package and slip it into the container. Try our Cozy Oatmeal, or simply tailor a plain bowl of oats to your own taste. Mix in golden raisins or dried fruit such as cranberries or apricots at the end of the cooking process; cook until they plump
up. Or serve with fresh fruit: Top with sliced banana or a handful of raspberries. A drizzle of maple syrup and cinnamon remains a can't-miss combo. Sprinkle with toasted nuts, and enjoy. “ CountryLiving.com
Leslie Talbott says
I was filling up the car not too long ago at my favorite QT, wishing I had my warmest jacket on, when I noticed the sign on the fuel pump: “Life’s too short!” What?!! Was I hallucinating from the cold? Was this the beginning of frostbite? Yeah, if I go inside and buy a cinnamon bun, life really will be too short. But some marketing genius has the chutzpah to tell us that the sky is red. What’s even sadder is that many teens, adults, and kids will see that sign and agree. Life’s short, they think–might as well do whatever it takes to drug myself into what might seem like happiness at that moment. Thanks for telling the truth, Nathan.
I actually like that receipe for the oatmeal and I will have that for breakfast tomorrow.Thanks!! As far as that honey bun goes…I know it’s a lifetime on MY hips!!