I honestly couldn’t believe what I was reading..
“Want to be healthier? NBD! Skip Applebees and just drive on over to McD’s for a heart-healthy Big Mac!”
Well, compared to 1200 calories meals (think pasta plates) at some restaurants, a 550 calories big mac is better. Still not healthy, but better.
So fast-food can be better than restaurant, but still far worst than homecooked meals.
I mean, technically it is less calories than a sit down restaurant (if you’re making poor choices there too) but it’s also extremely processed meat with zero nutrition in it sooooo….
the problem is that people are only concerned at calories these days, they pick up food and read the calories on the label. People don’t know about sodium, hydrogenated oils, saturated fats, sugars, carbs.
They just read calories.
It seems like Dachis’s idea of “health” is centered around calorie content rather than nutrient content. Yes, the food in a sit-down restaurant may be more calorie dense per meal (debatable.. I mean come on.. when do you JUST get a burger and skip the fries and coke??), but the quality is so much better than fast food! It’s really the quality of food that’s important and should be focused on. I’d rather eat an angus beef burger at a local sit-down restaurant than one of McDonald’s artificially filled low-grade meat patties with God knows what else is in there. Even if the calories are higher. I know I’m paying for a better quality product. Quality = better health.