Ah! Scones, as we are from the UK, there is nothing quite like taking tea and scones in the afternoon. We are sure you would agree, but are scones fattening? Think of this before you enjoy them too much. We will find out now about them.

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As in this post, I will answer this serious question. If you are trying to lose that extra weight, that is.

Are Scones Fattening Or Not?


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We really shouldn’t be eating anything that will add to our weight. No, we wish to be smaller and not to grow. However, the question remains, are scones fattening? READ ON. I will list all that a person needs to be aware of OK?

Are Scones Fattening? Here’s The Thing

Firstly, I will start by saying this. Most shop-bought scones contain no nutritional value at all. They are what you can call empty calories. That means, although they fill you up and are grand tasting, they offer nothing else.

Let me tell you what that means. With the number of calories you are eating, well, this would not be so bad if you were receiving some nutritional benefit from them. In other words, vitamins, and so on. But you will not be. You will be receiving a tiny amount, hence the word EMPTY.

The necessary ingredients of scones are these –

  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Flour
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Buttermilk

Whatever you do, do not think just because you buy a fancier scone from a store it will be better quality. The ingredients may be of better quality than some of the other cheaper brands. However, the additives that it has will add to its calorific value.

Are Scones Bad For You?

What I say seems fair enough, I know, but are scones bad for you? Well, you must take for a quick example,  a cranberry and orange scone which you can purchase at the trendy “coffee house” Starbucks. Well, this “lovely snack” has no fewer than 490 calories. In case you were wondering, that is a lot.

Yes, you read that right, a massive 490 calories. And to make matters much worse, one-third of these calories come from the fats that are in it — over 160 calories of fat.

Now, admittedly, it does not take a smart person to work out. It is a fantastic food to eat taste-wise. However, if one is trying to diet, stay away from them, the scone is a definite NO-NO.

And, to add to the wrong things to say about just how nasty they are for you, We shall add some more awful news. This fat, yes, the one which contains over one-third of the calories, oh you must read on now.

Well, wait for it. YES, it is the worst kind of fat that we can consume at any time, diet, or no diet. Therefore, are scones fattening, well, YES

Two Scones With Two Small Pots Of Jam Next To Them

If you read that post that we just linked in the sentence before this one, you will be able to understand some of the good fats and bad fats. And, the fats in store-bought scones include the last type. Yes, the bad fats.

Are Scones Fattening Or Not?

You see, the way that we do scones now is different. However, the people who will make the scones have had to speed it up. That is to guarantee mass production and also to create a longer shelf-life. Hence, they place in them all sorts of cheap-cost ingredients.

They may taste pretty similar, but the ingredients are very different. That is because the people who will make them use either partially or fully hydrogenated oils. These fats are the very cheap vegetable oil and animal fats, awful when you think about it.

My Advice

So my advice, well, what I would without question suggest for you to do. That is to make your own, as that way you will know WHAT ingredients it contains.

As for the color of store-bought scone, It is because the people who will make it use white flour. They will bleach it, often with nasty chemicals. Which, let us face it, we do not want. BUT we should be aware of as the typical person knows nothing of this at all.

Are Scones Good For You? Well, No

So now then, are scones good for you? No, as the point that I am getting at throughout the whole post is this, are scones fattening? Well, indeed, yes they are and no they are not suitable for you. At least, the store or coffee shop ones aren’t.

If you feel like TREATING yourself, please make sure that you find a good, healthy and above all TRADITIONAL RECIPE. And make your own so that you can keep an eye on precisely what it is you are eating.

Scones, You Should Not Eat Them On A Diet

You see, once you have got your diet under control. Then, all that you need to have is the other half of the solution. That is for your weight loss attempt to be a success. I am, of course talking about the exercise.

Please leave any comments or questions below, and I’ll reply within 24 hours.


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