One McD’s Big Mac contains 704 calories, and more than 40 grams of carbohydrates.
That’s similar to:
- 160 medium strawberries
- OR 6 medium bananas
- OR 2 pints of plain Greek yogurt
- OR 450g of grilled chicken breast
- OR 18 cups of broccoli
- OR 7 and 1/2 cups of blueberries
- OR 170g of grilled chicken (150 cals), and 3 cups of broccoli (90 cals), and 1 medium banana (110 cals), and 225g of plain Greek yogurt (130 cals), and 20 medium strawberries (80 cals), and 1 cup of blueberries (80 cals), and 1 cup of coffee with full-fat cream & stevia/sweetener, no sugar (60 cals)
That last one is a LOT of food, and is a gazillion times better for you nutritionally than a Big Mac (for the same amount of calories).
Very simply, people don’t have to starve themselves to lose fat and get lean – but unfortunately a lot of people aren’t educated enough to be making the right choices 😦
And I guess for a lot of people in this current economic climate are feeling the pinch with rising living costs anyway so making healthier food choices can seem more expensive – it’s just a shame that long term healthy benefits aren’t factored into the initial cost of food decisions!