Sweet and crunchy on the outside with a warm, soft and chewy inside. What I just described is the Cinnamon Crunch Bagel from Panera Bread. This, my friends, is the ultimate in total comfort food. On the first bite, I taste the crisp sweetness of the caked on cinnamon sugar, followed by the creamy, soothing taste of the cream cheese mixed with the warm, soft, chewiness of the bagel. So much heaven in one bite, I close my eyes while savoring every bite. After about 5 minutes, the experience is over. No longer can I taste, smell or feel the way I did just 5 short minutes ago and it only makes me want more. The journey doesn’t not end there, however.
Now, the bagel is traveling through my body dispersing itself in different elements all over the place. The sugar is running through my bloodstream causing my glucose levels to spike to an all time high while my pancreas is spitting out as much insulin as it can to counteract what the sugar is doing to me. The fat has decide to hang out and attach itself to my belly, butt and thighs. I get huge surge of energy, followed by an enormous crash causing the need to take a nap.
My boss walks into my office door and catches me sleeping at my desk, next I find myself standing in the underemployment line where I am denied benefits for being stupid. I loose my house because I can’t pay the mortgage, so my girlfriend and dogs go out shopping for a nice warm box to sleep in. Because we can’t afford to buy food, we each loose about a hundred pounds, but since we can’t afford to buy any clothes we are forced to wear what we have on our backs.
Without health insurance we can’t afford to go to the doctor to treat all the diseases we could have avoided with proper preventative health care. Now, all we can do is deal with the sickness and pain.
We may not have a house, money, friends, food, or our health, but we lost all the weight we without one workout. Who needs to work out? I do!
This could happen to me just by eating one bagel during an office meeting this morning rather than taking an extra step to find something healthy to eat instead. I’m glad I . resisted. By the way bagel with 2oz of cream cheese had 610 calories, 28 grams of fat, and 82 carbs.
Notice: The story you have read was fiction. No calories were consumed in the writing of this blog post.