Retirement Yenta can’t start her day without a coffee and bagel from Lenny’s on Broadway. Problem: as your dear Yenta gets older it is harder and harder to justify the empty calories that come with an everything bagel & cream cheese schmear.* Solution: switch to an oat bran everything bagel and ask the guy behind the counter to scoop it out. It’s nothing fancy but the act of scooping out the insides does two things. First, you reduce your caloric intake by 100 calories or more. Second, you retain the lovely crust with all it’s tasty morsels which is really the best part, right? Oy – don’t lose the bagel, just scoop it!
(* – please see Tip #55 for definition)