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The Donut Diet ...(14 posts)

The Donut Diet ...Humma Hah
Jul 12, 2001 1:44 PM
... a while ago, we discussed doing "donut runs", rides in which there's a stop at a donut shop. At the time, I'd done such an indulgence at San Diego's new Krispy Kreme.

Now back in Manassas, VA, there's a Dunkin Donuts about 50 yards off of my daily ride. I typically ride 23 miles a day, about 1200 ft of climbing, and I estimate that burns about 1390 calories. I'd try to hold off eating following the ride, but really did need SOMETHING, and was typically getting a sugary snack or two to recover. So, I figured, why not get a donut or two?

For about the last week and a half, I've been stopping by for a couple of Vanilla Kreme donuts, plus maybe a cup of coffee (helps fat burn, you understand). I seem to still be on track for my planned weight loss of 2 lbs a month, but it will take some time to tell for sure.

Worried that I was getting too many calories, I looked up the Dunkin Donuts site on the internet, and they do list nutritional content for their products:

http://www.dunkindonuts.com/nutrition/

Each of the belly-bombs I've been ingesting is 270 calories, 110 of that fat, including 3 g of saturated fat, and I imagine much of the rest of that is trans-fat-infested. Not exactly health food, but I'm still burning more than I take in by a good margin, and I'm on my way to a 125-mile week.
MMMM...Donuts... (nm)Only300
Jul 12, 2001 2:31 PM
MMMM...Beer...same justification (nm)Haiku d'état
Jul 12, 2001 2:34 PM
Do the chocolate sprinkles count as roughage? ;-) (nm)MeDotOrg
Jul 12, 2001 2:55 PM
Around hereMel Erickson
Jul 12, 2001 3:15 PM
in west central Wisconsin they're know as pie rides. We've got a couple places within about 25 miles that make the best pies you've ever eaten! Norske Nook in Osseo and the Main Street Cafe in Bloomer. If you're ever in the neighborhood it's worth a side trip. They don't have web sites or publish their nutritional information. I'm not sure if norweigens... well, we won't go there.
Sounds good to me...Dave W.
Jul 12, 2001 1:27 PM
You're still eating fewer calories than a big bagel, and a long aerobic ride means donuts=good fuel.
Mmmmmm...they should sell "training donuts" with Tri-berry Gu inside.

Dave(skips Krispy Kreme's 20-minute wait for immediate Donut Touch goodness)W.
I wonder if they would sponsor a century?Humma Hah
Jul 12, 2001 1:40 PM
I've said it before, I think I could probably ride a century on about half a dozen creme-filled donuts. Might be nice to have a few with chocolate icing and peanut sprinkles for variety.

So picture this, Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts SAG stops about every 25-30 miles ...
I wonder if they would sponsor a century?Teach
Jul 12, 2001 2:04 PM
Those donut sag stops sound good to me! Half the fun of finishing the MS 150 this year was stopping for Pizza Hut Pan Pizza on the way home and eating without guilt. Definitely understand those donut stops. BTW, I'm know about 20 lbs from where I want to be. Very exciting! I've lost 120 lbs so far. Thought I'd let you know while I was here.
You're doing great!Humma Hah
Jul 12, 2001 2:24 PM
I've got about another 10 to go myself, but I didn't have as far to go to start with.

And I've YET to crack 150 miles in a day. May try this fall.
150 miles in day...Teach
Jul 12, 2001 9:34 PM
not my goal; I'll stick with 180 miles in a weekend.
re: 150 miles in day... not that hardcyclopathic
Jul 13, 2001 8:18 AM
you just ride ~40-50mi, get breakfast, then another 70-80 stop for Pizza Hut all you can eat lunch, then wait a minute, only 30mi to go??
re: The Donut Diet ...amflyer
Jul 12, 2001 2:38 PM
Don't remember where it was for sure, but i once heard of a "Donut race," where you could literally "eat" your time away, with each donut removing a part of you total time. As I recall the winners of this race always finished in the negative numbers.

Urp!

Steve
Team SponsorsXeke
Jul 12, 2001 3:00 PM
That 7-11 is a well known purveyor of junk food and sponsored an international cycling team always struck me as curious. Team Dunkin Donuts, Team Pizza Hut, Seagram Cyclists, Velo Viagra... Y'all are out there somewhere....

Consider the side affects of Olestra: Any of their sponsored teams would probably keep the peloton ahead of them.
Must be something in the waterCar Magnet
Jul 12, 2001 4:01 PM
Cause I been enjoying some KK myself. They're everywhere!!