Mall Food...breaking down the truth of what we are eating
90% of the money Americans spend on meals is used to buy processed food and 30% of kids between the ages of 4 and 19 eat fast food on any given day. The results of such a diet are clearly evident in our ever-growing physique, but many fans of the typical American diet seem to be eating and living with their eyes closed.
Here are some eye-opening facts:
(Based on an average recommeded diet of 2000 calories per day, it is recommeded that we do not eat more than: 2400mg. of sodium, 65gm. of fat and no more that 20gm. of saturated fatty acids (many scientists disagree and feel these numbers should be significantly lower), 300mg. of cholesterol and 300gm. total carbohydrates.)
1 order of Cinnabon Stix has 363 calories and 21gm of fat.
A Denny's Meat Lover's Scramble has a whopping 1280 calories, 71gm of fat (21gm sat. fat), 4170mg of sodium, 565mg cholesterol and 103gm of carbs (the unhealthy refined, white type.)
One 40oz Grape Expectation Smoothie from Smoothie King has 250gm of refined sugar, the equivalent of 13 chocolate frosted donuts!
A 24oz (venti) Starbucks Double Chocolate Chip Frappacino Blended Creme has 240 calories, 22gm fat (12gm saturated fat & .5gm of deadly trans fat) and 107gm carbs ~ equivalent to the fat in a McDonald's Quarter Pounder with Cheese but with 160 fewer calories!
An AuBon Pain Mac-n-Cheese Stew with bread contains 3070 mg of sodium equivalent to 22 orders of McDonald's small fries.
A Large Quizno's Tuna Melt with Cheese & Dressing has 1820 calories, the same as eating 12 Taco Bell Tacos.
One 10oz Wendy's Baconator has 830 calories, 51gm fat (22gm saturated fat & 2.5gm trans fat), 1920mg of sodium, 170mg cholesterol and 35gm of refined carbs.
A KFC Chicken & Biscuit Bowl contains 870 calories, 44gm fat (11 saturated & 4.5 trans), 2420mg sodium, 60mg cholesterol and 88gm refined carbs.
2 slices of Pizza Hut's Double Deep Pizza has 1160 calories, 72gm fat (28gm saturated & 3gm trans), 3980mg sodium, 200mg cholesterol and 62gm carbs. And how many guys do you know who just eat 2 slices???
Eating these 'foods', every single one of them, plus all the other processed 'meals' out there ~ will leave you feeling tired, lazy, empty, fat...will often give you a headache, leave a film in your mouth and will undoubtedly make your chances of living with chronic disease much better.
We all have a choice to feel great and look great. Choose nourishing foods that leave you with clean fresh energy, feeling good, sexy, light, happy and well.