Just As I Thought

No wonder we’re fat

Today I downloaded a little Mac OS program called Diet Sleuth. I’m horrified beyond belief at the enormously bad diet we all eat. I can understand why, even though I rarely eat more than one meal a day, I am overweight. Here are a few reasons why:

  • 1 12oz. cream soda: 189 calories
  • 1 oz of plain tortilla chips: 142 calories, 7.4g fat. And who only eats one ounce?
  • That McDonald’s sausage, egg & cheese biscuit: 486 calories, 30.9g fat; the hash browns 151 calories, 9.2g fat (so, breakfast is 637 calories and 40 grams of fat… all before 10am.
  • Ready for this? That McDonald’s plain double cheeseburger that I like every once in a while? 457 calories, 28.5g fat. Large fries: 578 calories, 31.1g fat. Who knew that the fries were worse than the burger? Add a large Coke: 403.4 calories. The total for the #10 Value Meal: 1,438 calories and 59 grams of fat.

I wish I had never downloaded this program. Now I know how bad this stuff is for me in concrete, scientific terms. The problem is, I probably won’t stop eating it – I’ll just feel much worse about doing so.

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