I grabbed a menu at Denny’s a while ago. ( Just FYI, I love breakfast). I think it is really cool that they give you calorie info. Not sure if anyone but geeks like me read them but…
The best advice, at Denny’s is to go the Build Your Own Slam route.
The number one goal at breakfast should be to load up on protein. If you want carbs, get fruit.
Some reminders, particularly is your goals is to lose weight or bodyfat:
- No pancakes, hash browns or biscuits. 2 pancakes is 330 cal, hash browns 210 and 1 biscuit 190. 2 eggs is only 250 calories and gets you 13 gms of protein
- Choose bacon over sausage if you like breakfast meat. 2 slices of bacon checks in at 70 cal while 2 sausage links is 180
- Skip the toast. 2 slices of buttered toast? 270 cal.
So, 2 eggs with bacon is only 320 calories while the All American Slam is 800 calories. To Build Your Own Slam, you get to pick 4 items. You can get double eggs, bacon and even splurge with whole wheat pancakes for less than 800 calories.
Either way, think protein at breakfast as goal one.