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Friday, March 4, 2011

Fat Friday - Choose Real Foods Over Low Cal Foods

7 Best Fast-Food Meals Under 350 Calories

The writer of this article states "I understand that life is hectic and fast-food meals are inevitable." I say BULL SHIT! I can't remember the last time I ate at a fast food restaurant. There are plenty of really busy people that don't eat at fast food restaurants.

The authors main point in this article is to guide people to not eat so much. OK, but what about the quality of food? That is what I am more concerned about. Lets take the Subway sandwich for an example. The main ingredient in a Subway turkey sandwich is... TURKEY! But not fresh turkey they just killed and grilled up for you, but cold cut turkey.

Check out THIS LINK for some info on cold cut meats.

Some of the information that stands out to me

  • Sodium Nitrate: Known for it's cancer causing properties!
  • Chemical Free: This term is not allowed to be put on meat and poultry labels. Why not? Probably because the meat and poultry is not chemical free!!! mmmmm, chemicals!
  • Corn Syrup: Think your eating a low sugar diet? Think again!
  • Modified food starch: "Starch that has been chemically altered to improve its thickening properties. Before the starch is modified, it is separated from the protein through isolation techniques; therefore, the source of the starch used is not required on the label." mmmmm, chemically altered, sounds tasty!
This is just an example of what is in cold cuts. Imagine what is in a Chick-fil-A Nuggets (8 count) with Barbecue Sauce, McDonald’s Grilled Honey Mustard Snack Wrap or a Burger King Jr. Whopper!! They are all "under 350 Calories"!! HURRAY!!! But what are you really eating?

What do you think of these low Calorie options? Let me know in comments.


I read that MacDonalds oatmeal contains ingredients in the double digits and as much sugar as a snickers bar! At first glance you think, what could be wrong with oatmeal or grilled chicken in a wrap? Even our fresh produce has pesticides, fungicides, or is genetically engeneered!

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