McDonalds...and the new nutritional info

By vgarrison Latest Reply 2009-03-18 12:38:41 -0500
Started 2009-03-16 17:44:42 -0500

Has anyone else seen that McDonalds now has their nutritional information on each package…OMG!! I never knew it was that bad before. I mean we all hear about how bad fast food is for us, but I didn't know it was that bad.

My hubby stopped and got himself a large fry the other day and had to bring me home the carton to show me. A large fry from McDonalds has 66 grams of carbs!!! A double cheese burger has 34…so a meal would run you about 100 carbs…thats more than I try to eat in a whole day.

No wonder there are so many overweight kids in this country…at only a dollar its a great "deal", but at what cost???

Blessed Be

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JS - 32502
JS - 32502 2009-03-18 10:44:04 -0500 Report

Yes I knew, the info is on their website. It's just like everything else. moderation. Don't make it your daily routine. Once in awhile, when just the smell of the guy's fries in the next cubicle makes you want to eat your keyboard, or steal his! LOL but never get the large and yes share.

caspersmama 2009-03-18 10:24:01 -0500 Report

I think Burger King is the worse. Have you seen that Breakfast sandwich that has 3 kinds of meat, cheese and eggs. It has mega amounts of carbs, fat and calories.

Pauline B
Pauline B 2009-03-17 19:27:13 -0500 Report

McDonalds, Burger King, and many other fast and not-so-fast foods have had their nutritional foods listed on the back sides of the tray covers for several years. Calorie Fat & Carb Counterhas been publishing for several years (I have the 2005 edition) that lists even more nutritional information. You can eat fast food and lose weight — share the fries, don't order soft drinks, and hold the special sauces. And take the stairs whenever you can (if you are able to).

dj7110 2009-03-17 19:16:14 -0500 Report

yep they do run high in the carbs,, which is why it's better to stick to there salad choices. would be nicer if all fast food places did this. As 99% of them do run a lot higher in the carbs than many think.

DawnRJackson 2009-03-17 18:45:32 -0500 Report

I haven't eaten at McDonald's since I saw that Morgan Spurlock movie Supersize Me…glad to see they are being more pro-active and sharing the nutritional info about their food. Even though I don't eat there any longer I still miss a quarter pounder w/cheese every now and then lol.

lipsie 2009-03-17 03:14:41 -0500 Report

omg! I have not seen this myself yet but wow! That's wild! Definately a way to discourage me from eattng out so much, not that I do much anyhow but still. Thanks for the info! Sheila

Avera 2009-03-16 23:22:58 -0500 Report

My friend brought her lunch from McDonald's to my house the other day to visit on her lunch break. That was my first look at the new labels. I'm glad they put them on there but horrified at the amount of carbs.

I am on AOL and lately they have been listing the high calorie count in chain restaurants all over the country. I was amazed that one dessert from Chilli's had over 1400 calories in it. I can just imagine the carbs since it used real sugar.

2009-03-16 22:57:41 -0500 Report

Isn't that something? I know I was shocked to find out about the calories and carbs and fat in fast food. If you really want to be 'enlightened' check out Calorie… you'll never eat fast food again from ANYWHERE LOL

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