--Wendy's taco supremo salad - 670 cal 43% from fat and 18 % from saturated fat
--Wendy's chicken BLT salad with honey mustard dressing - 2.5 times the fat calories of a Wendy's Classic single burger
--McDonald's Fiesta Salad with sour cream and salsa- 450 cal 56% from fat 26% saturated fat
--KFC extra crispy thigh- 360 cal, 230 from fat, that's 64% - more than 2x what the USDA recommends
--McD's sells about 150 million salads/yr. However, McD's feeds 46 mil people a day, that's about 17 billion people a year! So what does 150 million salads mean? That means less than 1 percent, NOT EVEN 1%, or 1 out of 100 people make the "healthy choice" of a salad.
Don't let those McD's ads fool you. The new marketing campaign is -- we have healthy food for your children b/c we care about our kid's health. -- WRONG! It's still the same food, just a new slogan!
--The bloomin onion at Outback has 2500 cal!!!
--Nutritionists say you should not eat fast food more than ONE TIME a MONTH!
I recommend a book called, Don't Eat This Book, Fast Food and the Supersizing of America by Morgan Spurlock. It will open up your eyes. Also, if you have not seen the documentary "Supersize Me", I would watch it, but you will never eat McD's again.
There are only 4 items at Mc D's that do not have sugar and they are:
EVERYTHING else has sugar added, that includes the salads!
Not to mention the added preservatives in these foods. I always wondered how McD's kept apples fresh looking for WEEKS! Everyone knows that when you cut an apple, it is turning brown within the hour.
I am sure this is a standard for all fast food places, not just McD's. High fructose corn syrup is used in the BUNS!
Did you know that high fructose corn syrup prevents freezer burn? It also keeps breads soft.
Kevin and I have not eaten at McD's in a long time. We should all take a lot of time to read the labels. If it can sit on the shelf for months, just think how long it takes to get through our systems. I know sometimes, for me, it is hard to see those with fast metabolisms eat whatever they want when they want it. However, I have to think to myself that they may be thin on the outside, but how unhealthy are their organs. The very organs that support that thin body. My body is God's temple and it may be flawed on the outside, but I want the inside to be pristine so my inside can help take care of the outside and prevent any more flaws.
Ok, just my thoughts about fast food today.