I’m on a waffle kick for breakfast these days. I like to eat them dry with raspberry preserves.
I was at Whole foods and picked up a box of Van’s whole grain waffles and also picked up a box of Eggo whole grain low fat waffles.
Tuesday morning I ate two Van’s brand waffles. I was full after eating one of them but of course kept on going. I stayed full all morning until lunch.
Wednesday morning I ate two low fat Eggo waffles and was still hungry afterwards. I had a mid morning snack around 10am.
Why do you think I was full after eating the Van’s brand waffles and still hungry after eating the low fat Eggo waffles???
Eggo nutrition facts
Van’s nutrition facts
Although the Van’s brand waffles contain more calories and more fat, they have double the amount of fiber than the Eggo brand waffles.
*Fiber makes us feel full quicker and stays in ourstomach longer than other foods we eat, slowing down our rate of digestion andkeeping us feeling full longer. Due to its greater fiber content, a singleserving of whole grain bread can be more filling than two servings of whitebread. Fiber also moves fat through our digestive system faster so that less ofit is absorbed.
Low fat does not mean it’s better for you!
After consuming the low fat Eggo waffles I was still hungry so in reality that didn’t do much for me.
Moral of the story: check nutrition labels, you will be surprised.
Have a great weekend!