Nutrition and Carbohydrate Choices Essay

Submitted By Daisy-Saucedo Stc
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Daisy’s The Good & the Bad Fast Food Restaurant
Devry University
































Daisy’s “The good and the Bad” Fast Food Restaurant
Healthy Meal:
Grilled Chicken Sandwich - The trick is ordering it without mayo or creamy sauce, and making sure it’s served with a whole grain bun.
Nutritional breakdown: A Char grilled Chicken Sandwich (without any sauce)
400 calories, 3.5 grams fat (8% calories from fat), 1 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 55 mg cholesterol, 1120 mg sodium, 65 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, and 30 g protein.
Fat: 3.5 grams
12% fat. It’s important to consume less than 30% of your calories from fat. This item contains 3% saturated fat. Limit saturated fat to 10% of total calories daily.
Carbohydrate Choices:
49% of calories are from carbohydrate.
Sodium: 940 milligrams
People with diabetes often have high blood pressure. Sodium intake can affect blood pressure.
Side: large fruit cup
Calories 70 , Total Carbohydrate 17g, Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 14g, Protein 1g , Vitamin C 40%, Iron 2%
Fat: 0 grams
No fat. Zero saturated fat.
Carbohydrate Choices:
97% of calories are from carbohydrate.
Sodium: 0 milligrams
People with diabetes often have high blood pressure. Sodium intake can affect blood pressure.
Dessert: Quattro Cannoli, 320 calories, 27 g fat (5 g saturated), 45 g carbohydrates
These deceptively decadent pastries are filled with naturally low-fat ricotta cheese, which helps keep the calories down. This dessert consists of four cannoli’s each of which contains only 80 calories. (Only eat one and save the rest for another day)
Beverage: Apple ‘N Greens Smoothie
Fruit & Veggie Smoothies pair real whole fruit with phytochemical-rich veggie juice. A smoothie so jam packed with nutrition it puts others to shame. One 16-ounce serving pours nearly two-and-a-half times your day’s vitamin A and nearly your entire daily dose of vitamin C for a strong immune system. With 6 grams of filling fiber, 5 grams of protein and 220 calories, it promises to keep you satisfied for hours.

Analysis:
The better you eat the better you will feel. If you can consume a healthy grilled chicken sandwich dry and a whole grain bun with a fruit cup and apple and green smoothie not only will you feel better because you are eating healthy, you will see that you only used 770 calories out of a 2000 calorie intake which leaves you 1230 calories. If you are on a meal plan like mine I eat two main meals and snack throughout the rest of the day avoiding anything high in calories and fat.

Unhealthy Meal: High in Calories & Fat
Bacon Double Cheeseburger
Calories: 1370, Saturated Fat: 14g, Carbohydrate (pct. daily diet): 95 (27 percent), Sodium (pct. daily diet): 1610mg (70 percent)
53% fat / 24% saturated fat
24% of calories are from carbohydrate.
Sodium: People with diabetes often have high blood pressure. Sodium intake can affect blood pressure. This food choice contains more than 25% of the daily calorie requirement if consuming a 2,000 calorie diet. This selection contains over 1/3 of the recommended amount of sodium
Side: Natural Cut fries, medium
Calories 430, Total Fat 19g , Saturated Fat 4g, Cholesterol 5mg, Sodium 960mg, Total Carbohydrate 60g, Dietary Fiber 4g, Protein 5g
Fat: 19 grams
40% fat. Strive to consume less than 30% of your calories from fat. This item contains 8% saturated fat. Limit saturated fat to 10% of total calories daily.
Carbohydrate Choices:
56% of calories are from carbohydrate. Sodium: 960 milligrams
People with diabetes often have high blood pressure. Sodium intake can affect blood pressure.
Ask for lower calorie items when choosing a side (e.g. garden salad, steamed or fresh vegetables, baked beans). Some restaurants will allow you to substitute a salad for the standard side such as fries.
Dessert: Chocolate Malt-Small
Calories: 590, Calories from fat: 170, Fat…