Tuesday, March 23, 2010
today after taking the kids to the denist with my mom. My 17 (soon to be 18) year old son and the little (age 6) started chanting "BK BK BK BK BK" After the minding numbing took effect, we stopped. I son about died when it was my turn to order and I asked “How much sodium is in you grilled chicken garden salad?" (GASP). My daughter loved it and announced proudly to the dumbfound young man behind the counter, "That is ok cause my Mom is losing weight!"
I settled for a medium soft drink while my son ate his Double Whopper with Cheese and med fries. I was given a Nutrtional listing when I asked about the salad My little girl ordered seemingly innocent chicken nuggets. Let me tell you they are not that innocent for 4 oddly crown shaped pieces of what passes for chicken it contained over 450 mg of SODIUM. No wonder the youth of America are in the middle of a weight crisis.
As I watched my son eat his food, I read the calorie and sodium count for his sandwich 1010 cal and 1170 mg sodium, about half of the recommended 2300mg intake a day. And the Fries...they were around 950 cal and 1060mg in sodium. OMG now I know why have such High Blood pressure and weigh what I did before spark people. Does the CEO's of these Fast Food (yeah right) places realize that if you kill off you costumers you won't be in business long.
My daughter’s chicken was mostly breading and very very little chicken. The Whooper looked good to start and then the grease started to drip....YUCK
I think as Mothers, fathers, Aunts and Uncle we need to let the CEO's know that will cannot and will not stand for the slow death that they serve as food. With sodium counts like that and calories that high no wonder we get called "Fat Americans"
I thought once that MacDonald’s, Hardees, Arby’s, or BK would be hard to give up. Now that I read labels and ask questions I don't ever want to eat there again. Will I ever, I can not say I will not slip up and eat something and then about pass out when I find out the Sodium count or the calorie count......
It happened I have become one of those people....you know the ones who take hours shopping because they spend forever reading the labels and comparing things.....
But.. . .
You Know What.....
I kind of like the new me!