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Wow - watch out for Wendy's!

Friday, July 06, 2012

So I needed to stop for fast food this evening with my son. We stopped at Wendy's and I thought I was making relatively healthy choices. I had no idea that a small chocolate Frosty was so high in calories!!! It was 99 degrees and felt like 108 with the humidity and a dew point of 75 so I wanted something to cool me down. But wow - that was not worth it! It was 300 calories. I ordered two different chicken wraps - one was decent and the other was way higher in calories, etc. I didn't find any of this out until I got home and researched the nutrition content on the internet and posted the foods to my food intake. I'm glad I followed through with tracking the foods - even though it did put me 50 calories over the top and 1 gram of fat over the top for the day. I didn't look that closely at my sodium intake for the day yet - I know that will be way over the top because of those foods from Wendy's as well. At least I ordered water so that I could get my 8 glasses in today! :)

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CARRENK 7/9/2012 12:50PM

    You're right - when it comes to frozen treats, Wendy's is not the best option. I think a McDonald's soft serve cone is only 150 calories, though - just in case you're ever in an ice cream mood again.

All things considered, I think you did pretty well. There will always be days when we're over our range, but as long as it's the exception and not the norm...

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NADS1959 7/8/2012 12:09PM

    I haven't eaten fast food in 2012. I take my son to them and he eats while I pass up. I like the discipline it takes. The salads are good though but they need to do a better job of offering healthy dressings.

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TRYATRI 7/8/2012 9:17AM

    Thanks for the tips! I have gotten the Southwest Salad a few times and have been very careful about what I put on it. It's delightful, filling, and helps me stay in healthy nutrition ranges. The problem this time was that I was driving so eating a salad was not going to work. That's why I thought I would try two options from the wrap section of the menu. One was a much better choice than the other so next time if I'm hungry enough to need more than one, I will order two of the healthier option. It's gotta be better than ordering a side of fries with it... emoticon

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FAERY_PRINCESS 7/7/2012 6:59PM

    I try to check out the menus online before I leave work and pick the best choices before I get there. So if I know it's gonna be a late day and we need somehting quick, I might look up Wendy's and go in with a plan. I ALWAYS just order the courtesy cup of water in fast food places. Ho0pe it goes better next time.

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FENWAYGIRL18 7/6/2012 10:33PM

    get the grilled chicken sandwich when you go plain....

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TAMPATINK67 7/6/2012 10:23PM

    I like getting a side salad with no dressing and a small chili - no crackers or cheese. Then I carefully dump the chili over the salad and - Taa Daa - my own taco salad without the chips!


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