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Toys in Fast Food meals BANNED in Bowling Green – Yes or No?

Some health officials and fitness experts are wanting to make policy to ban restaurants from including toys in meals that have more than 485 kcals or 600 mg of sodium, and meals that have more than 35% of total kcals from Fat or 10% from added sugar.

They would also make restaurants include  low-fat milk and 100% fruit juice options instead of chocolate milk and sugary juices.

I personally am in favor of making healthy options available but I wouldn’t consider a “ban” instead they could eliminate unhealthy options with no toys in favor of the healthy choices with toys?

This is America #dowhatyoulike

How bout them apples?

Fast Food Lunch: McDonald’s Premium Bacon Ranch Salad with Grilled Chicken

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McDonald’s: Premium Bacon Ranch Salad with Grilled Chicken

345 calories

16.5g fat

5.25g saturated

Adding bacon adds flavor plus a little extra protein.

Use only half the dressing.

The best “multi-vitamin” for healthy people?

Report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee
on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010

For the general, healthy population, there is no evidence to support a recommendation for the use of multivitamin/mineral supplements in the primary prevention of chronic disease.

Limited evidence suggests that supplements containing combinations of certain nutrients are beneficial in reversing chronic disease when used by special populations; in contrast, certain nutrient supplements appear to be harmful in other subgroups.

People take vitamins all the time and I am frequently asked which is best.

My answer is NONE.

A body that is deficient or malnourished needs to be supplemented with essential nutrients that can be obtained from a variety of foods that can be grown or found locally.  If you eat well rounded and colorful then you should not need to supplement your diet, unless you have a true deficiency.

There is a difference.

Have you ever seen a person that is malnourished?

This dude here isn’t one of them

Fast Food Lunch Healthy Choice: Panera Bread


280 calories

8g FAt

29g Carbs

27g Pro

Fast Food Lunch – Subway

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Subway6 inch Turkey Breast on Whole Wheat from Subway – 280 calories, 3.5g fat.

Choose a 6-inch sub or, even better, a wrap from their extensive menu of items containing 6 grams of fat or less. To increase protein and boost mood, ask for a double serving of meat, especially if you are working out regularly. Skip the mayonnaise in favor of olive oil, and load up on the veggies.

Drive Thru eating tips

If you have to make fast food your lunch for the day, remember these tips as you pull up to the drive thru!

Choose to lose!!!  Stay away from anything labeled deep-fried, pan-fried, basted, batter-dipped, breaded, creamy, crispy, scalloped, alfredo, etc.    These usually are high in calories and sodium.   Order items with more vegetables and choose leaner meats.

Make sure you drink water with your meal.    Having a soda with your meal can increase your calories by the hundreds!  Always Go Diet!!

“Undress” your food. Ordering a chicken sandwich can be lower in calories-if you hold the “extra” foods, like mayonnaise.    If you have to add something, ask for ketchup or mustard.    Those choices are usually less in calories!   Make sure you ask for individual packets so you can control how much is on your food item.
Don’t be afraid to special order your food.    Ask for your veggies to be served without the sauces, and ask for olive oil and vinegar for your salads or order your dressing on the side and spoon only a small amount at a time.

Watch for portion sizes.   Some fast food items can be as high as 1000 calories.    If you choose a smaller portion size, or order a salad instead of fries, you can almost guarantee a meal that is lower in calories.   “Doggie-bag” your meal and take the rest home for later.

Watch your salt.    Fast food restaurant food items are usually high in sodium, which causes high blood pressure.    Since it’s already packed down with salt, don’t add more!

Don’t supersize anything!

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