I hate to admit it but I’m the absolute worst when it comes to making healthy food choices. In almost every conceivable scenario, when given a choice about what to consume my default selection is always the least healthy option.
For example … Often when I find myself on the road for work, I will order two double cheeseburgers from the McDonald’s dollar menu for lunch. I know it’s awful, but one usually isn’t enough to satisfy my hunger. Besides, they’re easy to eat while driving and dirt cheap. Cost of a full belly – $2.
Today I found myself falling into old habits during my lunch break. I was hungry and wanted a cheap sollution. I was just about to pull up and place my usual order when I called an audible. Instead of the two fist-fulls of greasy death I normally order, I decided to try to eat the healthiest thing I could find on the dollar menu .
After a quick scan I settled on a McChicken sandwich and side salad. It wasn’t ideal because the McChicken is fried, but it was a step in the right direction. When I got back to my office, I decided to see how the two choices stacked up nutritionally.
Option A: Two double cheeseburgers
Calories – 880
Total Fat – 46g
Sodium – 2,300 mg
Carbohydrates – 68 g
Option B: McChicken and side salad (w/ 1/2 packet Newman’s Own Italian Dressing)
Calories – 410
Total Fat – 17g
Sodium – 1,205 mg
Carbohydrates – 52g