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A recent study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has shown that taking photos of your food before eating it encourages weight loss. I can’t say that snapping shots of Thai curries or burgers and fries has ever had any positive effect on my b.m.i. So then I wonder if food bloggers are slimmer than the general population? I don't really know any fat food bloggers, but really, I don't know many food bloggers period.

Flatbread sandwich

Yesterday I did randomly try the new Dunkin’ Donuts egg white flatbread sandwich, and yes, I took a photo of it. My at-work breakfast usually consists of either Greek yogurt with sugarless jam or a hard-boiled egg with Spanish paprika. I’m bored of both, so Friday I thought I’d go wild and stop by the Broad Street Dunkin'  on my way to work (despite the guilt of my coffee cart guy seeing me patronizing another establishment across the street).

I guess I don’t pay much attention to my surroundings because the Dunkin’ Donuts was closed, paper up in the window and everything. Luckily, I was brought one of these over-toasted treats from the neighborhood on Sunday.

No, it’s not tasty and greasy like those egg and bacon rolls oozing with orange cheese. I envy women who eat those with abandon, and I do often spy totally un-overweight ladies (rarely white, for whatever reason) ordering them from delis. I think these are the same women I see with Burger King bags during lunchtime. How do they do it?

The bread is kind of dry, chewy and overwhelms the portion controlled filling. The egg white and turkey sausage are fine. All in all, it’s an inoffensive alternative to a cholesterol laden breakfast sandwich and was more filling that I’d expected but I seriously wanted to put a slice of cheese on it. I think nearly everything could benefit from a slice of cheese.

Update: I was not wrong in my want of cheese. The sandwich is supposed to have reduced fat mozzarella (the veggie has cheddar) as I noticed on TV and online. It's just that chains in NYC have a way of messing up processed food that's designed to be fool proof to prepare.

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  1. Sarandi #

    Hi there! I too have a food blog and work really close to a DD. I can’t stand to look at their food though, let alone eat it. My coworkers come in with limp croissants stuffed with faux eggs that more approximate nerf hockey pucks than the unfertilized cloaca-bound embryo scrambles that they should resemble.

    As for my weight…almost dead average, but low bodyfat. So many studies try to prove stupid ways to lose weight. Instead they should focus on natural, holistic (and healthier) approaches that promote excellent overall health – not just weightloss. Anyhow, thanks for the post :) Way to rock the Greek Yogurt!

    September 12, 2008
  2. William Hung #

    This sandwich is so gross. Its nuked also. Stick to donuts at Dunkin’ Donuts. There is nothing healthy worth tryin’ there.

    September 17, 2008
  3. Krista #

    WH: Well, it’s definitely processed and kind of tastes like non-food.

    September 18, 2008

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