Medium French Fry Please? Or maybe not.

Calories Calories
Total Fat (g) Carbs (g) Sodium (mg)
Medium French Fry
McDonald’s 230 100 11 29 270
Wendy’s 420 180 20 54 1010
Burger King 440 22 56 670
Rally’s 350 190 21 36 990
Arby’s 450 210 24 55 1160

After my previous post of mentioning how much I love french fries and then the one before that mentioning what you should look for when eating something, I figured that’d I kind of combine the two.  I complied information taken from these restaurants nutritional information, and it kind of smacked me in my face!  Why does it have to be, that everything that tastes so good is so bad for you?  While I mourn over how bad all of this is for you, I’ll eat some homemade french fries.

Calories From Fat
When I mentioned that it was best to eat things that have the least amount of different between calories and calories of fat, who ever would’ve thought that it meant that McDonald’s had the best choice for this when it came to Fast Food Medium French Fries!  I surely would’ve thought that Wendy’s “Natural Cut, Sea Salted” fries would beat McDonald’s.

It seems that McDonald’s wins in anything pertaining to fast food french fries.  Great taste, and least amount of sodium, fat, and calories.

Still doesn’t make it good for you. 😛

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.  🙂