fast food calories

Saturday, October 13, 2012

My family has been trying to make healthier decisions when it comes to eating and well we have done great job cutting out pop and fried foods and eating more veggies.....however, we are not perfect and with our busy schedules still end up using convenience...ugh hum fast food....now we try and pick the best stuff they have but honestly even their best choices are not that good...for fun recently we picked two of our favorites and checked the numbers.....I'm not going to publish the restaurants or the numbers but let's just say we were very surprised for two reasons ....first the sodium and fat was way more than we thouht they would be for the items we picked and then we checked what the kids would eat ....is it chicken nuggets or chicken nuthings .....wow so glad we looked don't think we will be so trusting of the "healthier choices" anymore ....second , we checked the items we used to eat and omg.......glad I'm not getting 3000 mgs of sodium in one scarred down meal anymore .....anyway the reason I didn't give specific details is because I am challenging anyone who still dines at these heart killing "convenient" places to pick your favorites go online today and check their numbers. My guess is you will prolly stop visiting as often. Thanks and have a great day
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  • NVRDWN88
    Thank you for all the comments , you guys are so encouraging and supportive ...it really is great.....I try to avoid them but we do cave once in awhile guess key is to keep it rare....thanks again....
    2044 days ago
    I sympathize with you. My family loves to go to Burger King. And by "loves," I mean that before my husband and I got married five years ago, they were going to BK at least twice a week because of its convenience. Anyway, I got a copy of their nutrition facts while I was there over the weekend and while I wasn't completely flabbergasted at the amount of calories and fat in some of the items, I was still quite shocked. The breakfast platter? 1450 calories! That's my calorie range for the day! The Cinnabon minis weren't much better.

    I did turn all of this into a positive learning experience. The kids and I played "Guess How Many Calories." They were shocked as well, so I'm hoping that I showed them the importance of paying attention to what they eat as they grow older. emoticon
    2046 days ago
    It is really scary... but moderation is the key. I honestly don't know I could live without my greasy fries once in a while.
    2047 days ago
    I tend avoid these places as much as possible and it is easy now that the kids are all grown up. But yesterday DH wanted a Wendy's burger and I was to pick it up for him, I decided to get a grilled Chicken sandwich (350 cal)and a regular serving of french fries of which I ate 1/2 tracked ( 209 cal) and salt is no small change either. Just with these two I was out by 559 cal and within two hours I was starving.That is my fill of fast meal for a while. We really need to be educated consumers. Thanks for a lovely blog and the alarm. emoticon emoticon
    2048 days ago
    I am on an elimination diet. I am avoiding all those kool-aids with the high fructose corn syrups.
    2049 days ago
  • CIPHER1971
    that is one of the advantages of tracking - it makes you face the nutrition in these foods.

    Have a great day
    2049 days ago
    I've avoided fast food for several months now, just for that reason. Yes, it's delicious, but when you look at the lack of nutrients and the abundance of sodium and fat--just not worth it.

    I totally get being busy, and I hope you find a way to eat healthy with your schedule. Have you tried planning menus (breaking up your favorite recipes into "weekday" and "weekend"--depending on how long they take to make) and shopping once every two weeks for the ingredients?
    2049 days ago
    Thats scary....whats advertised as a healthy choice thats truly not...
    2049 days ago
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