Big Mac, french fries and a cola.
Okay let's take a look at our "Big" Mac here. Not too sure about that big part. There's a bread bun at the top. Now look at the patties now. I remember eating a burger with thicker patties! With "Big" Mac it's barely even a centimeter thick. And from the looks of it, it's not even real meat. Certainly not the beef a healthy enthusiast would eat. Furthermore, they put a pathetic excuse for vegetables into the burger. Tiny pickles, a bit of salad. If you dig deeper into your Big Mac you see another even smaller patty, glued with what looks a sad manufactured cheese.
Now that we've broken apart the "Big" Mac, it certainly doesn't look very appetizing anymore. No wonder they package it like cramping everything together.
Let's take a look at their calorie contents!
|Item||Serving Size||Calories||Calories from Fat||Total Fat||Saturated Fat||Cholesterol||Sodium||Carbohydrates||Fiber||Sugars||Protein|
|Big Mac||7.8 oz (219 g)||560||270||30||10||80||1010||46||3||8||25|
|Small French Fries||2.6 oz (74g)||230||100||11||2||0||140||30||3||0||2|
|Coca Cola||12 oz (355 ml)||140||0||0||11||0||960||39||0||39||0|
Now if you're on the road to somewhere and forced to eat at McDonald's, here what I think would be the healthiest choice based on the carbs, sugar content and calories.
White meat Chicken breast.
30-35g of protein!
and a little bit of fruits
Here's an interesting point, this meal costs almost 3 times as much as the "Big" Mac. But in comparison, in Big Mac all you have is a big pot of sugar (Coke) and a small burger. The other meal however, make cost a little more time and money. But at least if you are forced to have to eat out at a fast food restaurant and you want to stick with your meal time and nutritional plans, this certainly wouldn't be the worse way to have them.
By Arif Ismail