Portion perfection: Amanda Clark, from Great Ideas In Nutrition, says the fewer choices for food the better.
Portion perfection: Amanda Clark, from Great Ideas In Nutrition, says the fewer choices for food the better. Supplied

Krispy Kreme news good for weight

THE future of Krispy Kreme in the Tweed is as glazed as the chain’s famous product after the Australian leg of the doughnut juggernaut announced it was going into voluntary administration over the weekend.

The doughnut dealer, which has a small outlet in Chinderah at the BP Travel Centre off the Pacific Highway, was placed in the hands of accountancy firm Smith Hancock on Friday.

While Krispy Kreme director John McGuigan said high costs and poor sales across some of its stores were responsible, a Coolangatta nutritionist says it is a good thing in terms of the country’s ever-expanding waistline.

“The more variety, the more we eat, but the less variety then the less we eat,” said Amanda Clark, from Great Ideas In Nutrition.

“The problems with Krispy Kreme doughnuts is that they’re high in calories, about 200 to 350 calories each.

“The right amount for weight loss is 100 calories per snack and for weight maintenance that’s 200 calories per snack, so it’s not that bad for the occasional doughnut.”

Ms Clark said she hoped Australia would steer clear of America’s shocking obesity numbers.

“I’m hoping this is a sign that we won’t follow America in obesity statistics because we have followed them for so long. Maybe we will pull away and keep our stats lower,” she said.

However, Garry Egger, adjunct professor at the School of Health and Human Science at Southern Cross University, said it was not a change in attitudes towards unhealthy food.

“Whenever I go to the airport I see no shortage of people lining up for Krispy Kreme,” he said.



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