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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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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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The Top Five Food Items You Need To Avoid

Posted by Saito on April 17, 2009

Looked it up and yahoo.com’s food section says these are five food items you should definitely avoid:

2% Milk
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2% Milk really lives up to it’s name, there is only a 30 calorie difference between Whole Milk and 2% Milk. You’d be better off getting Skim Milk and that alone will save you 14,000 calories a year!

Whole Wheat Bagels
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Whole Wheat Bagels have just as or more (350 calories more to be exact) as a bagel made with flour. If you want Whole Wheat products I suggest get it in bread and not bagel.

Chicken Caesar Salad
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You know that Chicken Caesar Salad you get at Mcdonalds? Do yourself a favor and try a good old fashion cheeseburger :/ this little food item packs in as much calories as a Quarter Pound Burger…

Granola
Breakfast
Granola cereal used to be good for you, till it hit the 21st century. The Bear Naked cereal brand of Granola (as an example) packs in 140 calories per 1/4 cup, that’s about 280 calories per serving! So I suggest you avoid this morning breakfast and have something else…

Fruit Smoothies
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Fruit Smoothies pack in a lot of calories, if you constantly drink Fruit Smoothies at Jamba Juice and are not choosing the “Jamba Light” option then you really are packing on a lot of weight. Jamba’s Peanut Butter Moo’d® for example contains about 840 calories. That’s 160 calories more than a medium chocolate shake at Burger King!

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All these food items have secret calories that you wouldn’t expect to find these are supposed to be HEALTH products! Be careful what you get nowadays and be especially careful about what you believe food products to be. Not everything is as great as what it says it is…

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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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