I hope everyone had a great weekend! Im going to give everyone a bunch of name brand foods that are really terrible for you. They may seem good sometimes but really they are filled with saturated fats, calories and lots of sugar and salt! This is from the Nutrition Action Healthletter, so here we go!
Marie Callender’s Chicken Pot Pie (16.5 oz)
This has 520 calories, 11 grams of saturated fat, and 800 mg of sodium. Now this doesn’t seem to bad but look again and see that these numbers are for half a pie. If you eat the entire pie, which most people do than you are taking in more than 1,040 calories and 24 grams of saturated fat, more than a day’s worth!
Olive Garden’s Tour of Italy
This entree is basically three entrees in one with homemade lasagna, lightly breaded chicken parmigiana, and creamy fettuccine alfredo. It is filled with 1,450 calories, 33 grams of saturated fat and 3,830 milligrams of sodium. If you add a breadstick (150 calories) and a plate of fresh garden salad (359 calories), which most people do you will consume 2,000 calories in one meal!
Campbell’s Condensed Soup
One cup of soup has 850 mg of sodium which is half a days worth is you only eat one of the 2.5 servings in the can. Try other Campbell’s soup lines and slash the sodium to the 400s.
Chipotle Chicken Burrito
This tortilla filled with rice, pinto beans, cheese, chicken, sour cream, and salsa is 970 calories, 18 grams of saturated fat and 2,200 mg of sodium! If you get the burrito with no cheese or sour cream it cuts the saturated fat to 5.5 grams but you still have 750 calories and more than a day’s worth of sodium!
The Cheesecake Factory Chocolate Tower Truffle Cake
This piece of cake is 6 inches standing up and weighs in at three-quarters of a pound. Even though it probably tastes delicious you would be taking in 1,670 calories and 2.5 day’s worth of saturated fat (48 grams).
Pillsbury Grands! Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll with Icing
This breakfast treat has 310 calories and 2 grams of saturated fat plus 2.5 grams of trans fat (more than a day’s worth) and 6 teaspoons of sugar in each roll. Companies are now getting rid of their partially hydrogenated oils but Pillsbury still makes most of its rolls and biscuits with the stuff.
Land O’Lakes Margarine
Even though the box says that this is an excellent source of ALA Omega 3 it actually isn’t so heart healthy! EAch tablespoon of the spread has 2.5 grams of trans fat and 2 grams of saturated fat.
Starbucks Venti White Chocolate Mocha (20 oz)
This cup of coffee with 2% milk and whipped cream is worse than a McDonald’s Quarter Pounder with Cheese. With 580 calories and 15 grams of saturated fat most people have room for this in their diet! You can lose 130 calories and two-thirds of the saturated fat is you get this coffee with nonfat milk and no whipped cream.
Haagan-Dazs Ice Cream
These pints of deliciousness squeeze half-a day’s saturated fat and a third of a day’s cholesterol with 300 calories in only a half a cup serving!
Cold Stone Creamery’s Oh Fudge! Shake
This milkshake with chocolate ice cream, milk and fudge syrup starts at 1,250 calories for the “Like It” (16 oz) size. That is more than a large (32 oz) McDonald’s Triple Thick Chocolate Shake. The “Love It” size has 1,660 calories and the “Gotta Have It” (24 oz) size has 1,920 calories and 69 grams of saturated fat!
Pop Secret Movie Theater Butter Popcorn Snack Size Bags
Air-popped popcorn by its self is a good whole-grain snack but not when you load on the butter like Pop Secret does! One snack size bag has 9 grams of saturated fat, 6 of which are trans fats!