Saturday, July 28, 2012

McDonald's Emphasizing The Skinny Fast Food During Summer Olympics

Let's get down to the truth.....A little fast food never hurt anyone, BUT, you probably won't get skinny visiting the golden arches or any burger palace anytime soon.

Having gotten that out of the way, let's be fair and take an honest look at McDonald's new promotion, 'Favorites Under 400 Calories,' which is now running in conjunction with the Summer Olympics.

Two weeks ago, we were longing for a McDonald's Filet 'O Fish and medium Fries, so, that's what we ordered. Now we find out the meal is ONLY 400 Calories?! Not exactly. Here's the McD fast food run-down:

McDonald's Filet 'O Fish sandwich.
380 Calories
16 gm. Protein
18 gm. Fat
39 gm. Carbohydrates
40 gm. Cholesterol
610 mg. Sodium

McDonald's French Fries (medium).
380 Calories
4 gm. Protein
19 gm. Fat

48 gm. Carbohydrates
0 Cholesterol
0 gm. Trans Fat
270 mg. Sodium

So, our McDonald's meal contained a total of 760 Calories with fat and a lot of Sodium. Yikes! Er...we used ketchup, too.

Plus, we drank a REAL Coke with our lunch. We don't even want to go there.

The bottom line---It's hard to get skinny at a fast food chain, but if you're just picking up a medium bag of fries, 380 Calories isn't the end of the world. Plus, these fries are amazing!

To look at McDonald's complete 'Favorites Under 400 Calories' menu, click here