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How To Eat At A Fast Food Resaurant And Lose Weight: Part 1, The Drive-Thru…

Posted by Saito on June 19, 2009

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Okay guys guess what?! There are ways of losing weight at a fast food restaurant, it’s just what you eat that causes the fat-gaining problem. Were going to start from breakfast to desert at different fast food restaurants and let’s see what we can find:

1. Drive thru fast food breakfast menu at Mcdonalds

What you shouldn’t eat on Mcdonalds Breakfast menu:

McDonald’s Deluxe Breakfast (large-sized biscuit) with syrup and margarine:

Calories: 1,370

Grams of Fat: 64.5-21.5 saturated

MG Sodium: 2,335

Carbohydrates: 161

What you SHOULD eat on Mcdonald’s Breakfast menu:

Egg McMuffin

Calories: 300

Grams of Fat: 12-5 saturated

MG Sodium: 820

Carbohydrates: 30

2. Drive thru fast food lunch menu at Hardee

What you shouldn’t eat on Hardee’s lunch menu:

Hardee’s 2/3-lb Monster Thickburger

Calories: 1,420

Grams of Fat: 108-43 saturated

MG Sodium: 2,770

Carbohydrates: 46

What you SHOULD eat at Hardee’s lunch menu:

1/3-lb Low Carb Thickburger

Calories: 420

Grams of Fat: 32-12 saturated

MG Sodium: 1,010

3.Drive thru fast food desert menu at Dosi’s

What you shouldn’t eat on Dosi’s dessert menu:

Così Double Trouble Brownie Sundae

Calories: 1,594

Grams of Fat: 95

MG Sodium: 1,039

Grams of Fat: 163

(Yeah I guess they want to keep the sugar content a secret)

What you SHOULD eat on Dosi’s desert menu:

S’Mores

Calories: 361

Grams of Fat: 10

MG Sodium: 234

Carbohydrates: 61

4. Drive thru fast food chicken menu at Dairy Queen

What you shouldn’t eat on Dairy Queen’s chicken menu:

Dairy Queen 6-Piece Chicken Strip Basket with Country Gravy

Calories: 1,640

Grams of Fat: 74-12 saturated-1 trans fat

MG Sodium: 3,690

Carbohydrates: 121

What you SHOULD eat on Dairy Queen’s chicken menu:

Grilled Flamethrower Chicken Sandwich

Calories: 590

Grams of Fat: 36-9 saturated

MG Sodium: 1,480

Carbohydrates: 34

5. Drive Thru fast food sandwich menu at Quizno’s

What you shouldn’t eat on Quizno’s sandwich menu:

Quizno’s Tuna Melt (large)

Calories: 1,760

Grams of Fat: 133-25 saturated-1.5 trans fat

MG Sodium: 2,190

Carbohydrates: 92

6. Drive thru fast food milk shake menu at Baskin-Robbins

What you shouldn’t eat on Baskin-Robbins milk shake menu

Baskin-Robbins Large Chocolate Oreo Shake:

Calories: 2,600

Grams of Fat: 135

Grams of sugars: 263

MG Sodium: 1,700

What you SHOULD eat on Baskin-Robbins milk shake menu:

Peach Passion Fruit Blast (small)

Calories: 270

Grams of Fat: 0

Grams of Sugars: 65

MG Sodium: 10

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This just shows how much research can help in a pinch, hope this helps everyone 😀

Well that’s it for now, stay tuned for the next update =D.

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The Top Six Restaurants To Watch Out For

Posted by Saito on June 11, 2009

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K guys this topic is important, popular restaurants with bad food makes a bad combination. But they have their good sides…you just have to know exactly what’s crap and what’s good to eat. Let’s mark The Top 6 Restaurants To Watch Out For:

1. Applebees

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Your typical “Grilled Steak Caesar Salad with toast” may appear light and friendly to your waste line at first…but note that this is a Caesar Salad! (Seen my other posts? Caesar Salad had become toxic!! They have ruined a great salad…stay away unless it’s your own creation of the tasty salad.) Now for the statics…the Caesar salad at Applebees has about 1,296 calories, 83 grams and worst of all 2,200 milligrams of sodium.

Conclusion: Avoid if all possible.

2. Cheese Factory

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“Stuffed Chicken Tortillas” are one of those killers that seriously pack on the pounds, statistics: 1,097 calories, 43 grams of fat and last but not in any way the least 2,647 milligrams of sodium…

Conclusion:
*Appetite has been ruined*

3. Chili’s

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They have a meal that can really make your waste line fill in, their “Onion String Crispy Jalapeno Stack” appetizer is an incredible waste product for your body, statistics: 2,130 calories, 213 grams of fat and 1,320 milligrams of sodium.

Conclusion: Are we talking about normal food here?! Why ruin so much good food 😦

4. T.G.I. Friday’s

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Yuck already as we look at the “Pecan-Crusted Chicken Salad”…this little number has about 750 calories and 10 pats of butter!!

Conclusion:
That’s way too much butter how can people choke it down…

5. Outback Steakhouse

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“Aussie-tizers Kookaburra Wings with Sauce” are not the best appetizers out there…you eat this mini-meal and you’ll be getting 1,160 calories and 75 grams of fat!!

Conclusion: I like my main meal, the appetizer’s really aren’t necessary unless you want to fatten up!

6. Ruby Tuesdays

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“Ruby Minis” are the killers in this restaurant, they pack on 1,122 calories and about 14 pats!!

Conclusion: STAY AWAY FROM APPETIZERS IN GENERAL…unless it’s fruit (lol) or just veggies.

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Well guys, if ever you go to these restaurants or any restaurant for that matter…ask around. Find the info for the food your eating, be sure your not eating crap. Try to find the right food’s 😉

Well guys that’s it for now, stay tuned for the next update =D.

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The Top Five Worst Health Food’s

Posted by Saito on May 26, 2009

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Let’s have it then, The Top Five Worst Health Food’s are:

1. P.F. Chang’s Chicken Noodle Soup

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759 calories, 24 grams of fat, 4,135 milligrams of sodium, 92 grams of carbs. Please avoid this soup with great caution…

2. Blimpie Special Vegetarian 12”

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1,186 calories, 60 grams of fat (19 grams saturated, 0 grams trans fat), 3,532 milligrams sodium, 131 grams carbs. Feeling queezy yet?

3. T.G.I. Friday’s Pecan Crusted Chicken Salad

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1360 calories (that’s all the info that was allowed to be given out to the public, the rest like sodium or fats must be sky high…)

4. Applebee’s Chicken Fajita Rollup

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1,450 calories (rats still no extra info)

5. Romano’s Macaroni Grill’s Parmesan-Crusted Sole

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2,190 calories, 141 grams of fat (58 grams saturated), 2,980 milligrams of sodium, 145 grans of carbs. Well I got much more info that time 🙂

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When your out and need a healthy meal, try to avoid those health foods. Try to find something else with good nutritional value’s :D.

Well guys stay tuned for the next update =D.

Credit goes to Yahoo for the in depth info =D.

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Amazing: Food portions have literally exploded in size…

Posted by Saito on May 21, 2009

Yahoo.com gave out an interesting article, the size of today’s food portions compared to the food portions from twenty years ago…is quite disturbing:

The evolution of the cheeseburger
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Cheeseburger of yesterday: Average cheeseburger had about 333 calories.

Cheeseburger of today: Average cheeseburger has about 590 calories!!!!

Conclusion: No wonder America has major obesity issues….

Evolution of the bagel:
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Bagel of yesterday: Average bagel contained about 140 calories and had a diameter of three inches.

Bagel of today: Average bagel now contains about 350 calories and a diameter of six inches!!

Conclusion: STAY AWAY FROM BAGELS!!

Evolution of French Fries:

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French Fries of yesterday:
The average French Fries of yesterday weighed about 2.4 ounces per serving and contained about 210 calories.

French Fries of today: The average French Fries of today weigh about 6.9 ounces with calories worth up to 610 calories!!

Conclusion: It’s obvious the restaurants aren’t looking out for your health, keep that in mind when you have your next meal…

The evolution of the turkey sandwich:

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Turkey sandwich of yesterday: An average turkey sandwich back twenty years ago contained 320 calories as an AVERAGE.

Turkey sandwich of today: An average turkey sandwich of today is about ten inches long and contains about 820 calories!!!

Conclusion: Are you full yet??

The evolution of your standard spaghetti and meatballs:

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Spaghetti and meatballs of yesterday: The average serving portion of spaghetti and meatballs used to have about 500 calories.

Spaghetti and meatballs of today: The average serving portion for this pasta meal today would contain about 1,025 calories!!! That includes the meatballs and three cups of tomato sauce…

Conclusion: Mamma mia…

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I’m amazed that we are all used to this amount of food, no wonder so many are having obesity problems. They have been eating to much for their bodies actual needs! Well guys I guess we should start to try and eat smaller portions…that’s gonna be hard. 😦

Stay tuned for the next update :D.

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How To Combat The Swine Flu: Part 1

Posted by Saito on April 28, 2009

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Well guys, guess what? Pigs have taken their revenge on the human race, they have released a new virus…the Swine Flu.

Q & A

I know I heard about that on the news, what should I do?

I read up on the BBC that there are simple ways to protect yourself from the new virus that seems to be attacking at every part of the globe. Here take a look at this list:

What you should do in the current situation at hand.

1. Keep your hands clean. Take a bottle of hand sanitizer with you as an extra precaution.

2. Invest in one of those surgical masks you see doctors wear. Check your local pharmacy. NOTE: If you have the Swine Flu, have someone pick up a mask for you so you don’t spread the virus.

3. Stay in your own zone. Try to avoid too much contact with people.

4. Be careful where you eat and what you eat. I would trust my own food more then food from a fast food restaurant. If you have fresh vegetables, be sure to give them an extra good rinse off before you eat anything.

5. Another thing, try to avoid contact with animals. Especially animals that live near or on farms.

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This is a terrible tragedy, so many have already died because of this virus. I wish you all luck and hope you don’t catch the virus. And above all things right now…be careful.

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9 Unecessary Food Items…

Posted by Saito on February 28, 2009

According to indiadiets.com there are nine food items we NEED to avoid…and here they are:

White Bread

White Bread

Coca Cola

Coke

Fries

Fries

Butter

Butter

Cream

Cream

Potato Chips

Potato Chips

Processed Cheese

Processed Cheese

Dried Coconut

Dried Coconut

Cakes

Cake

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Try to avoid food items like these, it will benefit your health. (I should know lol)

I have actually in the past eaten these food items, I can see now why we should avoid them, I REPEAT AVOID THESE FOOD ITEMS!! Just try to stick to healthy and nutritional food products, AVOID TEMPTATION!!

Well that’s it for now, stay tuned for the next update 😀

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Weight Losing Tips: First Step

Posted by Saito on January 12, 2009

Check out the next update called Second Step

Now I had some difficulties when I was younger, I ate at Mcdonalds, Round Table and other fast food restaurants. But even then I was trying to eat the right things and I was gaining weight. I knew right then and there that something was totally wrong :(. I have through out the years taken steps to keep my body fat at a minimum level, so here are some tips for starters =D:

1. Stay away from Fast food restaurants if you can avoid it.

Hey I like to eat at fast food restaurants, I still do, but that’s because it tastes so good lol :D. I have a big family, I am one of four brothers and sisters. I am the oldest and eat the most, my brother and sister are thinner and eat less, sometimes I get frustrated because they can stay fit and it’s hard for me to. I found ways of getting away from the bad stuff at a fast food restaurant, take Mcdonalds for instance. I have been eating there for years and thanks to Mcdonalds I have a small gut to prove it lol. But when you gotta eat a place like that and it’s a MUST, then let’s face it, you can’t avoid it if it’s your only option :(. So I did some research their at my local Mcdonalds, I tested myself and their food to see what the cheese burgers and soft drinks would do to me…here’s what I found out and what techniques I use to keep myself from harm:

How to eat a cheese burger without gaining pounds:

Alright then, when I order a cheese burger the first thing that comes to my mind is aw man that has so many calories and fat, what’s causing all of the fat and calories? I examined my cheese burger, then I repeated the first word, cheese. Then it came to me, it’s processed cheese gross! So I took off all the cheese and I took a bite, it has a meaty flavor but it’s ok. I then took a ketchup pack, I was curious and read the ingredients, one of them was High Fructose Corn Syrup…I thought what’s that? I went on my dad’s computer and looked it up; I found out that it’s used in a process that replaces sugar. When I read further it says it has a role to play in the Obesity Factor, a problem America has been dealing with for some time now, since the 1980’s to be exact. Its super sweet and it increases the life time for our food (so it won’t spoil). Then I thought well great it’s preserving American food! But the deeper I got into what it is and what it does for your body the more I realized that it was one of the worst things to have in food! Small consumptions are ok, but then I remembered what that article said. Gosh what would happen to me if I got High Fructose Corn Syrup in almost everything I eat?..It struck me, so THAT’S what’s going, I am consuming an unhealthy amount of High Fructose Corn Syrup! I looked up another article, it mentioned that High Fructose Corn Syrup slows your body down, fills it up with unneeded body fat and it is linked with many health issues. After reading all that I looked at my bottle of Coca-Cola, I read the ingredients and found High Fructose Corn Syrup. I was shocked, it was in my soda! I was all the more curious and went back home with my family. When they heard about High Fructose Corn Syrup and what effects it had on the human body we went deep into all of our food and took a look at the labels. What a discovery we had that day! High Fructose Corn Syrup was in our cereal (like Coco Puffs and Coco Pebbles) in our Hienz ketchup, mayonnaise…IT’S IN OUR KETCHUP AND MAYONNAISE!? I have to find items that don’t carry High Fructose Corn Syrup!! My mom suggested we do a search.

Ok we did this search, we found places like Trader Joes and Bel Air (for those who do not have American Food Markets like Trader Joes and Bel Air do YOUR research and find those places that are healthy and let me know what the Markets are called, I’ll give you credit and post it if I can :D) that have quality tasting products with NO High Fructose Corn Syrup. I now like to eat their cereal, eggs and other tasty products that actually taste better without the High Fructose Corn Syrup…all that research and discoveries were only the beginning, it get’s even worse sadly :(. But to finish up, I now get burgers without the cheese and ketchup and it has a really good taste still even without cheese and ketchup( pickles and onions are fine so don’t worry about those it just depends on their brine lol). Instead of soda I get a water, I can take a lemon and squeeze the tasty flavor in the water if I need to, I avoid products their with High Fructose Corn Syrup and make the best of it. I saw results in a few months by staying away from High Fructose Corn Syrup system and was feeling a little better :D. But this is one of many steps, stay posted and I will post more :D!

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Weight Losing Tips: Third Step

Posted by Saito on January 12, 2009

Check out the next update called Step Four

Like my mom says “everything in moderation” take your time while eating, have a balanced diet 😀

This is one of the MOST IMPORTANT STEPS OF LOSING WEIGHT AND KEEPING A BALANCED DIET!! Having a balanced meal is essential to losing weight it’s a *must*.  If you view the previous step that dealt with staying away from cheese I had pizza and balanced the amount of cheese I consumed with a large portion of salad, that is a *Very Good* balance, perfect for your body :D.

Then there is a second important part to this, “everything in moderation”. My mom always says to eat in a good moderate direction, take it easy, have something healthy to go with something starchy or oily just like I was explaining above paragraph. Sometimes for lunch at my house I eat left overs from last night, some times it’s pasta or burritos, for lunch though this time I had pasta :D. Normally the pasta is done with thick noodles, the sauce consists of Alfredo sauce, chicken pieces and broccoli. Now this is a completely balanced meal for dinner, but for lunch I normally have an orange or an apple to go with it, you need more energy in the day and a functioning body in every single area inside and out.

The last but not least part of this whole step is very small but important, chewing your food slowly. For me I used to gobble down food without a second thought and not chew it down properly, now I consume my food slowly and speak more often at the table while eating a great meal. Why do I do this? I do this so my body can take the nutrients out of the food properly and waiting for my brain to catch up with how much I am eating, it takes twenty minutes for your brain to realize how much you have taken in to eat…so it’s important to take your time, at dinner time normally your in no rush, take it easy and relax. This is a great way of losing weight and staying healthy :D.

Stay tuned tomorrow for the next step =D.

Check out the previous update called Second Step

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Weight Losing Tips: Sixth Step

Posted by Saito on January 12, 2009

Check out the next update called Step Seven

Don’t stop eating.

Now there are some who go on a diet that requires them to eat MUCH less then what they normally do…big mistake :(. You see if your body is used to a certain amount of food constantly coming into your system and you start on a rough diet like that your body would react to the shortage; you would begin to see more flab packing around your body. Why though? Your body is storing energy, it’s trying to help but lol it’s just making your situation worse…so, if you want to cut back a little on how much you eat don’t go and take a huge leap when you are not even ready to take one so big, again my mom says “everything in moderation” so take it slowly.

Now I would have this exact problem, I decided to stop eating the amount of food I was consuming and it only made matters worse. So I decided to work around the problem. I had a very large appetite and needed food constantly (you know I’m a teen and am often hungry lol :D) so I replaced most of what I ate with healthy and nutritious food. Instead of eating chips I ate an apple, and when I had a sandwich I used more veggies like tomatoes or lettuce on a turkey breast sandwich. Then I would have this craving for salad, that helped me quite a bit fortunately :D. I had many choices of what I wanted on my salad, I loved having honey mustard or ranch mostly as a dressing, then I would have a tall glass of water instead of soda to wash it all down. With my salad I would either have an orange or an apple, yum :).

See what I did to improvise, and I could eat till I was satisfied. Your only supposed to eat till your comfortable not full :D. If you have a problem like I had try using different ways to make a great lunch or dinner that can fill you up and not pack on any extra pounds :D. If you were going to have a Mexican style dinner or lunch, let’s say burritos, add more salad to your burrito, not a lot of meats or beans (you can also add salsa to give it that zesty flavor and it’s awesome).Now, let’s say it was summer, you were having a BBQ and the main course was chicken, why not make something healthy to go with it :D. I would personally make a lettuce, potato or fruit salad and it would make a perfect filler. As for the beverages I would suggest fruit smoothies, or a nice cool glass of water to wash it all down. NOW, let’s say I was about to have breakfast, what I would do in the morning to give me a great start would be cream of wheat, a glass of milk and an orange.

There are so many ways of making a healthy breakfast lunch and dinner you HAVE to try it :D. Post a comment if you have any idea’s for a healthy meal =D

Check out the previous step called Step Five

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HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP IS NOT FRIEND: Part 3

Posted by Saito on December 30, 2008

Let’s bring another light to the subject of HFCS. Deep info on how it EFFECTS you…

In Suzanne Summers latest book “Breakthrough” she mentions that HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup) is a brain stimulant O.o, which isn’t a good thing you see…you gain instant energy from it and it wears your brain/body down while giving you this energy, which only breaks your body :/.

Now you know it brings in extra weight to your body BUT do you know how quickly it effects?

Now I personally have experienced the rapid changes of HFCS for my entire life! But I didn’t really hit it bad till I had an accident, I ruptured my spleen (extremely gross) and that put me out of exercise for six months…though I healed and my spleen did as well I was in bad shape after all that time. JUST IN SIX MONTHS I WAS OVER WEIGHT!! I was eating normal everyday food you would find from a grocery store and in six months I was overweight…this just didn’t settle with me at ALL! I had to get rid of all the extra weight…so I started to learn more about staying healthy at that time of my life, studying techniques, health products, personal experiences from others you know ANYTHING that could truly help me…and so after three years (this whole problem started when I was ten lol and I am now fifteen O.o) of watching and learning about the food market I learned about HFCS. I was of course STUNNED by what I learned…it was in (as I stated before in my other posts) mostly everything we owned for food lol. It brings in the pounds, it wore me down so I couldn’t have the energy to get better and I was always tired…one day my family and I decided that we should shop differently from then on. We found our favorite super market called Trader Joe’s, I know I’ve spoken about it before but not as much as I am now. It has to be one of the best organic food markets out there, it has the best quality food my family and I have EVER tasted it’s so awesome :D. Once we went over there to get our food products we found that all of their food contained NO HFCS!! It was great! We were total Trader Joe’s shoppers from then on, I lost the weight I used to have just by eating their food and finally gaining the energy to lift weights, exercise and finally just RUN for the fun of it…

So yeah all of this was because of High Fructose Corn Syrup…none of it was fun for me. Look believe me it’s so worth getting off of HFCS it really is…you WILL see benefits from staying away from HFCS. Though it may take a while to get off of it just try to stay away from it and you will see results.

Heh well that’s what HFCS did to me…stay tuned for the next update :D.

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