If you’re hoping to read today’s post and find out that it’s ok and healthy to drink a bacon milkshake, you’re clearly visiting for the first time. And clearly delusional. Welcome!
Now that I have met my goal weight, it is very easy to make poor eating decisions. I find myself ‘excusing’ a lot of bad choices because of my balance of fitness. While I never ‘fall off the wagon’ with my eating, there are definitely days where I could do better.
This weekend I was trying to make better and healthier decisions. Since it’s summer, my eating schedule is all wonky and I find myself eating fast food way more than usual. While I still feel like I make the best choice in that restaurant, I’d like to cut back. But there are SO MANY bad choices out there that it’s really hard. I know a lot of you are facing the same decisions.
Some decisions are easy for me: full size burger or jr. size, Large fry or small fry. Other decisions are harder: chili cheese fries? Lemonade???? (I said no to both) but this weekend at two different restaurants, I could not believe what they were serving. This whole bacon thing has gotten WAY out of hand. Do we need bacon on EVERYTHING?
Really Which Which? Now I love Which Which because they have lots of healthy options and you can get tons of different things. But……REALLY? Not only is this a BACON MILKSHAKE but the advertisement reads: Heaven Sent. Why? Because after you’re addicted to these you will be sent to heaven. I tried to find the nutritional information for this shake. I almost got a small strawberry shake there this weekend thinking it would be fine. I had already boxed for two hours that day. Now I’m so glad I didn’t! While I couldn’t find the info for the bacon shake, I did for the oreo shake, which I figured was just as deadly. A small oreo shake: 930 CALORIES. In a small. Yikes.
OMG ARBYS – Every once in a while, I love me some roast beef. So we headed to Arby’s where I usually will get a Jr. Cheddar and a small fry. It comes out to 480 calories and plenty of fat and gross additives. The sandwich pictured above has 600 calories, 28 grams of fat, and 860 mg of sodium. That’s with no fries or drink added. And it’s an entire sandwich of bacon. GROSS. I beg to differ Arbys, you CAN have too much bacon.
While some choices are still hard when I know my fitness will more than balance my intake, it’s NOT hard for me to say “NO!” to the above advertisements. Shame on you Which Which and Arbys. Shame!
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if these restaurants were encouraging us to eat healthier and more natural foods? More on that later…..