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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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    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...
    1565 days ago
  • NADS1959
    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.
    1566 days ago
    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
    1567 days ago
    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.
    1567 days ago
    get the grilled chicken sandwich when you go plain....
    1568 days ago
    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!

    1568 days ago
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