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How much fat could a big mac have if a big mac didnt have fat!

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  1. McAsk

    McAsk Full Member

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    Hey all! (ignore my subject, it doesnt really make sence :p)

    Anyway, this morning whilst eating my yummy fruit salad i was thinking about how fresh it makes me feel to eat it, compared to say if i ate a big mac. This spurred a thought; How much fruit and veg could i eat to equal the amount of fat in a big mac. And so i did my research (hope its correct):

    Big Mac: Fat = 25g approx!!!!

    Vegetables: = 25g fat approx

    5 artichokes = 1g
    10 celery sticks = 1g
    10 Brussels sprouts = 1g
    5 medium grapefruits = 2g
    100 grapes = 1g
    5 peaches = 1g
    5 cups of cubed honeydew melon = 1g
    5 medium oranges = 1g
    2 apples = 1g
    2 medium bananas = 1.2g
    2 cups of blueberries = 1.2g
    3 medium mangoes = 1.8g
    5 cups of strawberries = 3.0g
    1 cup cubed pineapple = 0.7g
    4 medium plums = 1.6g
    10 medium raw carrots = 1.0g
    5 cups of baked butternut squash = 1.0g
    3 cups of mushrooms = 0.9g
    1 small fresh, boiled corn = 1.0g
    = 23.4g fat (even less)

    HOW INSANE IS THAT!

    Also i thought id search for a meal that we slimmers may think is a 'good' fast food option;

    Happy meal:
    cheeseburger
    Small fries
    Small chocolate milkshake = 29g fat

    Still a whole lot isnt it, think about it if you give it to your children regularly too, i havent incorportated saturated fat, but its still alot.

    So go for this instead . . .

    Hamburger (swap for a fruit bag and is free)
    Carrot sticks
    Diet coke = 8g fat (0g if fruit bag)

    BEWARE THE BURGER KING MEAL!

    BURGER KING:
    XL Bacon double cheese burger = 55g fat!!!
    Fries (supersized) = 23g fat
    Large Chocolate shake = 14g fat
    = 92g FAT!!!

    Hope you enjoyed my research!

    Happy slimming!
    Laura
    xxxxxx
     
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  3. jerricebenton

    jerricebenton Silver Member

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    Oh my goodness! That BK meal is shocking! I do remember reading that a McDs salad, with dressing & the chicken that wasnt grilled, had as much fat as a big mac!
     
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    Julianne_julz Bears dont dig on dancin'

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    Wow! That's a lot of fat!! And a lot of fruit/veg! Why not have some avocados and be done with it lol.xx
     
  5. HellieCopter

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    It's always good to have comparisons like this now and again - just makes you realise what cr*p we used to put into our bodies without a second thought!

    Good research...that's my kinda thinking :)
     
  6. Sulleyp

    Sulleyp The Minis Bad Boy

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    Yeh its got a lot of fat but................. damn they are tasty.
     
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    Ewww is all I can say. I can't stand McFat's. Yuk. (Give me KFC anyday but that's as bad!!)

    Thanks hun.x
     
  8. JestersTear

    JestersTear Cute, but psycho!

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    Yep, I'm afraid me and the OH will sometimes have a BK meal - and they're yummy!
    However, that will be the week I STS or gain, so I know what to expect once I've eaten one.
    Now and again though, a treat does you good - if only in your head as it stops the cravings, but you have to be aware of it's effect on the scales..
     
  9. Donnie46

    Donnie46 Slow but sure....

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    Brilliant thread, thank you, certainly makes you think. X
     
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    Oh man id drop a big mac any day for an

    XL bacon cheese double from BK. Man those things were invented to ruin weight loss.
     
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    JestersTear Cute, but psycho!

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    Yep, and that's what I have if I go to BK.
    If I'm gonna do it - I'm gonna do it RIGHT!
     
  12. Sulleyp

    Sulleyp The Minis Bad Boy

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    *High Fives Jester*
    None of that limp wristed 1 burger rubbish smothered in lettuce and tomatos. 2 burgers, lots of cheese, bit of bacon, and ketchup.
     
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    JestersTear Cute, but psycho!

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    exactly lol

    Shame I'm waaaaaaaaay off plan atm - need to get back on track.
     
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    Sulleyp The Minis Bad Boy

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    I am on plan but I am craving a xl bacon double. And I have some free vouchers for CK as well :( I am suffering at the moment. Suffering the smell but not the taste.
     
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    Stop it! You're making me really want a Quarter Pounder from Maccy D's!!! lol

    I'm gunna have to make my own burger for lunch now. :) Yummy!! :)
     
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    Naaaaaaaah not that McD rubbish!!
     
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    lol I definitely prefer the chips from McDonalds than BK chips. But I have to agree the BK burgers are tastier.

    What do you think?
     
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    Nah the mc ones are all floppy and saggy. You could eat a fistful containing 200 calories n not notice. The BK ones are crispy and perfect for dipping in mayo/ketchup/bum sauce.
     
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    this post was meant to deter you from fast food, not spur you on and get you all worked up about how amazing it is :p

    xxxx
     
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    Totally agree with that! LOL! Fast food is eeeevil and not at all tasty or delicious. It's like eating a heart attack!

    Make yourself a hearty fresh beefburger with fresh salad and make your own tasty sauce... Much better.

    *gets off high horse*
     
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    lol Sorry! :p

    I'm not gunna eat it. Its actually making me think about making my own burgers for lunch.
    The BK or McDonalds debate was always a conversation I had with my friends. It always split us as half like Bk and half liked McDonalds. lol
     
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