Thursday, September 18, 2008

Quick Post

So today I received a couple articles that I found amusing. The topics consisted of the worst food/drinks in America. I love this because it really shocks you when you read the calorie and sugar intake. On the plus side, there are now healthy alternatives at the fast food line but whether Americans choose to eat them is a whole other story!!

Worst "Healthy" Burger
Ruby Tuesday Bella Turkey Burger

1,145 calories
71 g fat
56 g carbs

The Truly Healthy Choice: Skip burgers entirely (few at Ruby Tuesday come in under 1,000 calories). Instead, order a 9-ounce sirloin with a side of steamed vegetables

Worst Chinese Entree
P.F. Chang's Pork Lo Mein

1,820 calories
127 g fat
95 g carbs

The fat content in this dish alone provides more than 1,100 calories. And you'd have to eat almost five servings of pasta to match the number of carbohydrates it contains. WOW!

Better Noodle: P.F. Chang's Singapore Street Noodles will satisfy your craving with only 570 calories. Or try the Moo Goo Gai Pan or the Ginger Chicken & Broccoli, which have 660 calories each

Worst Drink
Jamba Juice Chocolate Moo'd Power Smoothie
(30 fl oz)

900 calories
10 g fat
183 g carbs
(166 g sugars)

This smoothie contains more sugar than two pints of Ben and Jerry's Butter Pecan ice cream.

No more Power: Seventy-five percent of this chain's "power smoothies" contain in excess of 100 grams of sugar. Stick to Jamba's lower-calorie All Fruit Smoothies, which are the only menu items that contain no added sugar. And always opt for the 16-ounce "small."

Makes you want to go load up on your fruits and veggies!!



malita said...

What happened to that burger? Did they find it in the dumpster cause surely that's where that thing ends up!

kristin fulghum said...

i am officially disgusted. i didn't even know something could have that many calories in it. thanks for keeping me updated and healthy!

BreeWee said...

NO WONDER LINS! I have had that ugly turkey burger, my thighs will never shrink if I keep thinking I am making a "better" choice than the "other" stuff...