The Ugly Truth


Tip:  Don’t believe everything that you hear advertised. 

I am the biggest Subway fan probably in the whole world.  My father and I have been eating there together for the past seven years every Wednesday.  Not only that, me and my boyfriend eat there at least once a week on top of that.  AND sometimes I’ll even treat myself with a nice Subway sandwich at lunch at work.  I prefer Subway over any other fast food restaurant, and I used to like to think that you could eat anything there and it would have much less calories than a McDonald’s hamburger.

According to McDonald’s Nutrition Information, a Quarter Pounder with Cheese has 510 calories.  So in comparison to McDonald’s how much do you think my favorite sandwich at Subway has?  It is shown below, and it is an Italian BMT on Italian Herbs and cheese with lettuce, tomato, onions, green peppers, black olives, banana peppers, jalapenos, American cheese, oil, vinegar, and light mayo.

This sandwich has approximately 600 calories according to Subway’s Nutrition Information.  Can you believe that?  This sandwich has MORE calories than a Quarter Pounder with Cheese at McDonald’s.

This sandwich has around 20 grams of fat, 1500 mg of sodium, and 47 carbohydrates.
While the Quarter Pounder with cheese has 26 grams of fat, 1190 mg of sodium, and 40 carbohydrates.

I’m not saying that you should choose a greasy hamburger over a yummy fresh sandwich, but don’t think that you are always making the healthier decision.  You just have to make sure that you watch what you put on a sandwich because sometimes those are the things that add up (for example, this sandwich has much more calories because of the special bread, mayo, oil and vinegar).

No matter the calories, I will always choose Subway.  🙂

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4 thoughts on “The Ugly Truth

  1. Hey, actually I went through your post, and I think I have to disagree with you in the healthier bit about McDee. You see, any McDonalds food come with an extra serving of two things that are straight no-no for any one who likes eating healthy – one is preservatives, and two is additives. Plus, its not important how many calories went in, its important to see how much energy is burned to consume the calories in the body. You see, the huge amount of veg that went into your sub actually takes a whole lot more time and energy to be broken down, so that only 100-200 extra calories remain for activity purpose. On the other hand, McDee products are really high on protein and processed carb which takes very little time and energy to be broken down. Result – Cravings, Grease attack, Hunger pangs, dissatisfaction, and added inches to the belly.

    So, next time, CHOOSE THE SUB.

    In fact i made the mistake of going by calories over fiber, and ended up unhealthy and fat.

    • Well of course the sub is healthier, I was just trying to point out how crazy it is that the sub has more calories, fat and sodium then the mcdonalds.

      The sub tastes better anyway! 🙂

      I love your response though, feels good to know someone’s reading!

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