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BLC20 - Homework - Fav meal is it worth it?

Saturday, September 22, 2012

For homework this weekend, we had to find out the calorie count of our meal and then figure out how long we would have to exercise to burn off that meal.

Here Goes:

Burger King Whopper - 670 calories
Medium French Fries - 410 calories
Medium Chocolate Shake - 760 calories

Total Calories - 1840

Carbs - 241g
Fat - 78g
Trans Fat - 1.5g
Sodium - 1970 mg
Protein - 47g
Sugar - 123g
Saturated Fat - 28g
Cholesterol - 130mg

For me walking outside for 60 minutes burns 348 calories. It would take me walking for 5.28 hours to burn off this one meal.

Not worth it... emoticon
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BOOKWORM27S 2/10/2013 11:03AM

    Wow, that is a great way to look at it!

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NO_SNOW_BODY 9/29/2012 12:26PM

    wow, was one of my favorites at onr time

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LIL.ANGEL 9/29/2012 11:57AM

    Whoa! Who knew that a Milk Shake (and a medium one!) could have these many calories. I don't eat out much but I'll be lying if I say that I'm not tempted at times. It's just not worth it.

Comment edited on: 9/29/2012 11:58:03 AM

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FLUTTEROFSTARS 9/25/2012 6:22PM

    I wouldn't have guessed that the milkshake had more calories than the whopper! Thanks for sharing the frightening truth!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/24/2012 2:21PM

    Wow. That is a real eye opener!! Yikes. I love Whoppers without the mayo, ketchup, tomatoes, and onions but I doubt that helps the numbers much.

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JUSTCHELLE75 9/24/2012 10:06AM

    OH yikes. lol

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FITAT50 9/23/2012 4:09PM

    I learned years ago the amount of calories in a milk shake and have steered clear since my 20's! Soo not worth it!

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LCDM83 9/23/2012 2:20PM

    Good to know! When my kids want to play at BK I've been getting a salad, apples and a coffee. Trying to avoid that sodium and fat trap!

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FITNHEALTHYKAL 9/23/2012 7:49AM

    And to look at it BEFORE we eat it is so much better than looking at it with chagrin AFTERWARD and realizing how far we'd have to walk/run. I often use this when considering if I REALLY want to eat something or if it is REALLY worth it. It truly helps! emoticon

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THEMRSH 9/23/2012 7:34AM

    Yikes! More calories in the shake than the burger.

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MAGGIEVAN 9/23/2012 4:42AM

    I agree with you. It is not worth it. We seldom eat out and I never realized the calories are so high.

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EVER-HOPEFUL 9/23/2012 2:23AM

    good idea and what an eye opener.we never go out to eat because of zakariyas allergies etc.reading this i am glad,lol

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LUCYLU22 9/23/2012 1:33AM

    WOW those darn woppers, fries and shakes. That would be a lot of walking. Definitely not worth it!

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