Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Number One Reason...

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...

2 comments:

  1. mmmmm, braum's cheeseburger, da bomb

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  2. "da bomb" right you are.

    Although I can't remember ever eating a burger from Braum's, I hear they're pretty good.

    Therefore insuring "da bomb" theory.

    Bombing the American diet...IJS.

    I do stand behind Braum's milk...and their lime sherbet. OMG...

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