With the summer coming and everyone wanting to shed those excess winter pounds, new years resolutions gone awry along with time slipping by. Most diets which is more of a lifestyle change can be very demanding on your time with meal preparation. Most diets consist of eating six times a day at most.
Six meals a day, you have to cook everything early that morning or the night before, and pack it with you to wherever your schedule carries you. And take in the fact that you are trying to stay under certain caloric intakes and still look forward to tasteful healthy eating. No one wants just cardboard, do we. If you are a great cook and have time, this a great. If you are lazy however, like most of us, then you can buy frozen meals in the grocery store that you pop in the microwave for five minutes and viola, a meal. What you lose is freshness and taste.
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Since 1970, the amount of fast food restaurants in business doubled, which equates to about 300,000 establishments in the United States. Coincidentally, 33.8 percent of the U.S. population is affected by obesity and 19 percent of children and adolescents are also affected. Could there be a link between fast food and obesity?
Is fast food to blame?
Let’s look at a few typical fast food menu items, which do not contain drinks or sides:
- McDonalds Big Mac: 540 calories and 29 g of fat
- Burger King Whopper: 670 calories and 40 g of fat
- Wendy’s Bacon Deluxe Double: 880 calories and 52 g of fat
- Taco Bell Nachos Bell Grande: 770 calories and 24 g of fat
Now let’s throw in the sides:
- Medium fries at McDonalds: 380 calories and 19 g of fat
- Onion rings at Dairy Queen: 360 calories and 16 g of fat
- Regular cole slaw at Popeye’s: 260 calories and 23 g of fat
And don’t forget the drinks:
- Large Frosty at Wendy’s: 540 calories and 8 g of fat
- Large sweet tea at McDonalds: 280 calories and 0 g of fat
- Iced Carmel Latte from Dunkin Donuts: 450 calories and 12 g of fat
These foods are highly processed, full of fat, calories and sodium. You could easily take in 1,500 calories from just one meal alone. Keep in mind that a general caloric recommendation for Americans is 1,500-1,800 calories per-day and around 50-60 grams of total fat. Choosing a typical fast food meal every day can lead to increased calories which can lead to weight gain and can lead to other health conditions like heart disease.