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Monday, April 30, 2007

Reality Check

Do fast food ads get you hungry for a BigMac from McDonald's? Or maybe a Whopper from Burger King? Yep, just looking at the picture above is enough to make me want one. But alas it's false advertising. Kinda like Anna Nicole Smith and Trimspa.. so below I have posted the nutritional info for a Whopper and an actual picture of what the Whopper looks like after you order one. Click the Title of this post to go to other yummy actual pictures versus ads.

Nutrition Facts
sandwich (11.1 oz) oz g

Calories 760

Total Fat
47 g
72%

Saturated Fat
16 g
80%

Trans Fatty Acids
1.5 g

Cholesterol
115 mg
38%

Sodium
1450 mg
60%

Total Carbohydrates
52 g
17%

Dietary Fiber
3 g
12%

Sugars
11 g

Protein

33 g


And for those staggering calories and fat you really get this:



Yummy huh? Didn't think so. Oh wait you did think so? And you wanted a large fry with that?

Add this to your Whopper!

Large Fries (King)
Calories 600

Total Fat
33 g
51%

Saturated Fat
8 g
40%

Trans Fatty Acids
7 g

Cholesterol
0 mg
0%

Sodium
990 mg
41%

Total Carbohydrates
69 g
23%

Dietary Fiber
6 g
24%

Sugars
2 g

Protein
6 g

Total Calories for a Whopper and Fries: 1360 ( that's my DAILY, THE WHOLE DAY intake)
Total fat: 80 grams

Here is a log of my TOTALS from April 21-April 30

Fat - 8.5% (136 grams) about 15 grams of fat per day
Protein - 16.6% (598 grams)
Carbohydrates - 74.8% (2,689 grams)
Alcohol - 0.0%
Other - 0.0%

Averages for the rest:

Daily Calorie Intake - 1,235 cals
Daily Sodium Intake - 1,836 mg
Daily Cholesterol Intake - 39 mg
Daily Fiber Intake - 69 grams
Nutrition Grade A

7 comments:

TTQ said...

okay I know the link doesn't work..I'm going to fix it later..

so here it is for now:

http://www.thewvsr.com/adsvsreality.htm

meno said...

My husband and i always joke that they hire people to sit on the burgers to squish them like that.

Not so yummy.

Swishy said...

Not looking at the fry info! LA LA LA LA LA ... I can't hear you!!!

I loooove fries.

Karinaxoxo said...

but they taste soooo good! Actually no they don't really - they just really satisfy if you are after a grease fix!

Frannie Farmer said...

Can't eat it. Can barely look at it. Soooo wish I could sometimes, but it makes me sick, sick, sick!
The same with potato chips -- dang it.

soapy t said...

so gross. and after super size me and fast food nation i cannot. i will not. i want not. i'm angry.

soapy t said...

so gross. and after super size me and fast food nation i cannot. i will not. i want not. i'm angry.