Overeating Made Easy:
In this post on Fast Food, Josh Barro & his pals at the New York Times’ Upshot show us a photo-list of 16 meals at different chain restaurants,
Each of which is equal to the average-person’s total daily allowance of roughly 2,000 calories.
Big Italian sandwich w/ mayo (1,100), Orange mango juice (250), Potato chips (220), Chocolate chip cookie (420); -Potbelly Sandwich Shop
Some of the meals look scary easy to eat, like the Potbelly’s Big Italian with standard sides (above).
Fast Food Makes 2,000 Calories Look Small:
Few others like Subway’s (next), look downright hard to get down in one sitting.
And of-course the standouts are the 2 groups of food set out at the end, the ones you might be likely to eat at home.
-And those underscore in a very easy, visual way, how much healthier it is,
-Even on calories alone, to eat at home & cook for yourself.
Watch Out For Hidden Calories In All Restaurant Food!:
Usually, it’s a bit more than that, as up until recently, calorie-counts at commercial eateries were thin on the ground.
And add to that, the standard set of chef’s tricks they use to make the food taste better,
Which usually means adding only loosely-controlled amounts of sugar, salt, and fat to the food.
Just like a friend of mine who didn’t understand why she put on so much weight eating stir-fry takeout so often.
It’s the added stealth-calories!
Cold-cut combo sandwich (360), Potato chips (230), Chicken noodle soup w/ crackers (155), Chocolate-chip cookie (220), Buffalo-chicken salad (360), Coke (200), Egg-and-cheese flatbread (370), Juice box (100); -Subway
Fast Food Outclassed By Home-Cooked Every Time:
Yogurt w/ fruit and nuts (210), Toast w/ jam (85), Coffee (2), Beef stir-fry & farro (400), Diet soda (0), Pretzel rods (220), Pear (100), Chicken & arugula (490), Brussels sprouts & squash (55), Water (0), Wine (150), 2 Cookies (small) (200)
So, go check out the full story for all of the 16 other eye-popping examples of fast food you probably eat every day, including the whole 2,000 calories in one dish and one item; -over at the Links:
Photo Credits: Potbelly Meal, Subway Meal & Meal at Home, by Tony Cenicola
• Source: NYT-What 2,000 Calories Looks Like
• via: Neatorama