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Saturday, October 10, 2009

10 Foods People Eat On A Regular Basis

Ok, so I'm reading "You Are What You Eat" by Dr. Gillian McKeith and even though I've read this book in the past, I still find it very informative and learn something new EVERY time I open its cover.
Here is a piece of the book that I wanted to share with all of you!
10 Foods People Eat On A Regular Basis:
1. Burger Meal
2. Pizza
3. Spaghetti
4. Sweet 'n' Sour Pork with special Fried Rice (Chinese Takeout)
5. Hot Breakfast
6. Steak Dinner
7. Nachos
8. Ice Cream
9. Chocolate Chip Cookies
10. Hot Dog Meal

This top 10 list of popular foods that many people eat on a regular basis may at first glance not appear too alarming, but just take a look at the nutritional analysis below. I have converted the statistics to teaspoons of sugar and sticks of butter to drum the facts home. Do you really still feel hungry?

Burger Meal (large burger, fries and cola)
-calories: 1300
-protein: 34g
-carbs: 189g
-fat: 44g
-fiber: 13g
-equivelant to 38 teaspoons of sugar and 1/2 of a stick of butter.

Pizza (medium deep pan pizza)
-calories: 1746
-protein: 80g
-carbs: 159g
-fat: 88g
-fiber: 8g
-equivelant to 31 teaspoons of sugar and a stick of butter.

Spaghetti (300g serving)
-calories: 237
-carbs: 32g
-fat: 5.7g
-fiber: 3g
-equivelant to 6 teaspoons of sugar.

Chinese Takeout
-calories: 520
-protein: 58g
-carbs: 77g
-fat: 65.4g
-fiber: 2g
-equivelant to 15 teaspoons of sugar and 3/4 of a stick of butter.

Steak Dinner (8oz sirloin and baked potato with butter, sour cream and chives)
-carbs: 60g
-fat: 51.6g
-fiber: 0g
-equivelant to 12 teaspoons of sugar and 3/5 of a stick of butter.

Nachos (6 nacho chips smothered in cheese with chili, sour cream and quacomole)
-calories: 674
-protein: 29g
-carbs: 42g
-fat: 44g
-fiber: 2.5g
-equivalant to 8 teaspoons of sugar and 1/2 of a stick of butter.

Ice Cream (chocolate with chunks of brownies and walnut)
-calories: 436
-protein: 7.5g
-carbs: 37.6g
-fat: 28.6g
-fiber: 0g
-equivelant to 7 1/2 teaspoons of sugar and 1/3 of a stick of butter.

Chocolate chip cookies (8)
-calories: 636
-protein: 7.6g
-carbs: 76g
-fat: 33g
-fiber: 4.4g
-equivelant to 15 teaspoons of sugar and nearly 3/8 of a stick of butter.

Hot Dog Meal (1 hot dog on a bun with ketchup, large fries and a coke)
-calories: 1103
-protein: 18g
-carbs: 175g
-fiber: 8g
-equivelant to 35 teaspoons of sugar and 2/5 of a stick of butter.

Start to add in the between-meal snacks, drinks, alcohol and not enough exercise and you become a ticking bomb of potential heart disease, diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, digestive tract problems. Choose your poison - or as I hope, don't!

Be thankful for the knowledge of health and nutrition, use it and change your life.

Coach Malynda


TheFitnessFreak said...

That used to be me and I'm SO glad it's not anymore! Thanks for the enlightenment : )

Kristen's Raw said...

Nice post!