“Honey, I’m going to get a salad and then go to the gym at lunch. Do you know where my fanny pack is?”
The Five Fast Foods You Should Never Eat
Our intentions are spot on. But our dirty little secret is we like to grab a fast food lunch now and again…or now and tomorrow. Gildshire Magazine will never judge. But we set out on the road to find the five fast foods that you really REALLY ought to consider avoiding from both a health and money standpoint.
5.Taco Bell’s Grilled Stuft Burrito: Taco Bells may be shaped like little missions, but there is nothing holy about the Grilled Stuft Burrito. At 880 calories and 2080 milligrams of sodium (2100 is a day’s worth) this baby is a nightmare. And, at the national average price of $5.36, it should be more filling than it is. So you’re at 1/3 of your daily calorie intake, at your daily salt intake, and considering ordering a second one!
4. Burger King Double Whopper/W Cheese: You can spend more on other items at BK but for pure lunacy without the protein of the triple you can’t beat the Double Whopper. At a national average price of $5.37 the Double Whopper has 100 more calories than the Stuft Burrito yet contains one gram less of actual food. Fat is the culprit in the Double Whopper. The double w/cheese boasts 56 grams of fat. Your daily recommended total is 55.
3. Pizza Hut Meaty P’Zone: Now we are entering the expensive side of the street. A P’Zone will run you about $6.55 on average but, according to Pizza Hut, only has 680 calories per serving. So why does it rate worse than the offerings above from Taco Bell and Burger King? Because Pizza Hut tells us that a serving is only half of a P’Zone. Maybe, if you’re not eating alone, but the person who saves half of a P’Zone for later really might be someone who would get a salad and go to the gym.
2. Wendy’s Baconator: Bacon, served for generations as a breakfast meat, made a mid-day and evening renaissance about nine years ago. Leading the charge was Wendy’s Baconator. The bacon monstrosity costs just less than the P’Zone at a $6.31 national average. It packs a punch at 960 calories with the bonus (due to Wendy’s premium bun) of containing 41 carbs as well. So it is bad for the weight conscious and bad for a diabetic as well. Unlike a couple of others on our list, though, it will fill you up. It fills you so well; you may need a nap.
1. Hardee’s/Carl’s Jr Monster Thickburger: Doesn’t the name just radiate excess and manliness? The Thickburger has a day and a half worth of sodium (almost 3,000 grams) and 1300 calories! $6.01 (including tax) without fries, a drink, or heart paddles.
Lunch is on you, friend. Gildshire Magazines hopes that none of these lunches will be going IN you.