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1 Big Mac Is Worth 60 Pork Rinds

Posted By Mark Sisson On April 19, 2007 @ 1:32 pm In Diet,Health,Humor,Nutrition,The Sisson Spoof | 4 Comments

Morning, Apples! Our editor, Sara, pointed out a few great blog conversations [7] going on in regards to fast food restaurants making – or rather, not making – nutrition information available (and subsequently gave herself an assignment!). We all had a lot of fun just now coming up with some not-so-pretty comparisons for this and future Sisson Spoofs. (I blogged about the problem with making nutritional information available in fast food restaurants here [8].)

After checking out today’s Spoof, I encourage you to join the blogosphere conversation by heading over to the Calorie Lab News [9] and Brian’s Lose Weight With Me [10] blogs. Speak up! I know you’ve got opinions!

The issue at hand: nutritional information inclusion on fast food restaurant menus. I suggest the following visual comparison format so the patrons of America might get a more accurate picture of what they’re about to consume. When everything in the restaurant is high in calories, fat, sugar and sodium, what good does publishing the numbers do? Because if you knew that…

A Big Mac sandwich (540 Calories, 29 grams of fat)

(Jim Frazier Photo [11])

Was really like 60 deep fried pork rinds…

…then you might think twice.

(Click here [12] for McDonald’s nutrition information.)

Remember when I blogged about KFC’s kick-the-bucket [13] in a previous Spoof? You’ll be glad the Bees are such blog surfin’ fanatics, because this post [14] from Jeff Kay at the Diet Blog [15] is a can’t-miss. Scoot!

Next week’s comparison: What are you really getting when you bite into those avocado egg rolls from the Cheesecake Factory?


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[12] Click here: http://www.mcdonalds.com/app_controller.nutrition.index1.html

[13] KFC’s kick-the-bucket: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/the-sisson-spoof-2/

[14] this post: http://www.diet-blog.com/archives/2007/04/17/fast_food_advertised_vs_reality.php

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