Milkshake or Roast Dinner : What Would You Spend Your Calories On?


The Krispy Kreme milkshake is a treat, and should always be treated as such, a roast dinner is also a treat, and should by no means be consumed on a daily basis. So if faced with the decision to have one of the above ‘treats’, what one would you opt for…and don’t say both (you know you were going to)! Truth is both a Krispy Kreme milkshake and a full on roast dinners both deliver the same amount of calories per serving, a hefty 612kcal. In fact, the strawberry milkshake they do comes in at a shocking 800kcal, this is almost half of an average women’s daily calorie requirements! So should you be faced with this decision, for goodness sake go for a good ol’ roast dinner, the calories in a roast contain some nutrition such as protein, starchy carbs, fibre and vitamins and minerals, whereas the calories in a shake are little more than ‘empty calories’ i.e. providing nothing more than calories and a little calcium from the milk.



Mail Online, (2014). The Krispy Kreme milkshake as fattening as a Sunday roast with 612 calories. Retrieved 16th September, 2014, from

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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