it's so hard for Americans to eat healthy:
Because making poor choices is so easy...and cheap.
Since Braum's doesn't list nutritional data I've done a little probing and here's my best estimate (h/t calorie counter):
2 Braum's patties = 860 cal/74 g fat
1 Braum's bun = 300 cal/4.5 g fat
2 slices Braums cheddar = 220 cal/18 g fat
1 regular vanilla shake (from Steak n' Shake) = 717 cal/22 g fat
Not including the produce or condiments I get a grand total of 2100 cal/118 g fat
A whooping 50% of the calories from fat!
On the upside...fries don't come with the meal. (small from Micky-D's is 230 cal/11 g fat)
In contrast, I was in Whole Foods (Lakewood) yesterday and organic apples(my new favorite fruit) were on special for $0.99/lb. So let's compare...
$2.99 of apples from WF = approximately 660 calories negligible fat
$2.99 meal from Braum's = 2100 calories and 118 grams of fat
1 penny buys you two calories at WF, but the same penny buys you 7 calories at Braum's.
The question of the day is "Does it cost more to eat healthy?" Ponder on...