Thursday, March 8, 2012

Big Mac Burden

You run across these interesting little tidbits all over the Internet. I stumbled across this today. Caught my attention since I've been watching calories since the 2d week in January. So you might say it was with a sort of horrified fascination that I reacquainted myself with some facts about Mickey D's Big Mac. I have to say, right off, that I have never been a huge patron of McDonald's. The fries are the best thing I've ever had there, and I cannot honestly ever remember having a Big Mac.

Classic Big Mac meal
 Here's what a Big Mac costs you: 540 calories--that's a hell of a lot for one sandwich. A burden! And if you add a medium fries and a medium Coke, you're talking 1130 calories for the meal, plus your 48 grams of fat. I'm on a 1,300-calorie a day regimen right now, and that would be a discouraging situation indeed to have less than 200 calories left for the whole day.

I got curious about what the killer calorie count for other stuff at McDonald's would be. No problem. The Net produces the information in a flash. Here it is. I'll save you the trouble of finding the most calorie-charged thing on the menu. It's the chocolate triple-thick shake (32oz): 1160 calories and 27 grams of fat. Whew! But . . . it sure as hell sounds good.
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