Thanks WebMD for another amazing email telling me this morning that the fast food breakfast meals that I know and LOVE are the worst things for you…. I travel A LOT and most of the trips I take start off with a stop at McDonalds, or Dunkin or Starbucks depending on my mood… NOW I know where I should and shouldn’t eat, and what I should be getting instead of my usual favorites…
The article starts out with this statement…
Breakfast on the Go?
While high-fat, high-calorie breakfasts abound at the nation’s fast-food restaurants, most chains offer at least one or two healthier items — if you must fill up at a drive-through. Cruise our photo gallery of the worst offenders and better choices to fuel your day. WebMD doesn’t endorse these “better bets” for everyone, since some still may be too high in sodium or calories for your diet.
Starbucks: Worst Choice (thank god I don’t like this shit. hahaha)
The Cranberry Orange Scone is one of several high-fat, sugary treats at Starbucks that probably won’t keep you full until lunch, despite a hefty calorie count. Indulgences like this icing-topped scone vary in flavorings by restaurant, but any scone is a buttery affair. This one contains 490 calories, 18 g fat, 2 g fiber, and 8 g protein. Note that the saturated fat — 9 grams — is 45% of the daily limit.
Dunkin’ Donuts: Worst Choices (I’m sure the Bacon Egg and Cheese is just as bad :(, is it better if it’s on a bagel?!?!)
And last but not least, my serious guilty pleasure that makes me basically go into cardiac arrest every time I eat it, and not to mention I feel like a large blob of sludge and I don’t really move much the day I eat the thing…..
Burger King: Worst Choice (my favorite, but ditch the sausage, add MORE BACON!)
Skip the Double Croissan’wich with Double Sausage, which comes in at 700 calories, 49 g fat, 18 g saturated fat, and 1,510 mg sodium. Burger King stacks two sausage patties, double cheese, and fried eggs on a giant buttery croissant bun. This high-calorie, high-fat sandwich contains almost a day’s worth of total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol.
Burger King: Better Bet (again, no meat?? suck it.)
The Egg and Cheese Croissan’wich offers fast-food taste at a nutritional cost that many people can afford: 320 calories, 16 g fat, and 7 g of saturated fat. The sodium content may be a tough fit for restricted diets at 690 mg. Eleven grams of protein will help keep you feeling full until lunch.