- Your lunch vs. MacD's med. big mac meal
Just f’rinterest, further to yesterday’s thread.
My Ham hack and extra mature cheddar cheese on multi seed farmhouse batch bread, with lettuce and onion chutney has 3 traffic light Reds for fat, sat. fats and salt. Amber on calories and green on sugar. The Sugar Green is blown well into red by the 34g of sugar in the cloudy apple juice (made from hand picked apples by Copella, Boxford Farm, Sussex). The calories are bumped up to 879 by the drink and the crisps.
So that’s Red on every scale, and 879 kcals for £3, compared to 990 for a medium big mac meal at £3.70.
And I didn’t even get a bag of cookies today. god knows what’;s in them – they don’t say, presumbaly they don’t have to if it’s “hand baked in store by our artisans”?
How does yours compare?Posted 5 years ago
I would imagine your lunch actually has some nutritional value. I doubt the big mac meal does.
Well, there’s protein in the beef and carbohydrate in the bun and the fries, plus the drink will help to keep you hydrated. There’ll also be vitamins and minerals in varying degrees.
I love anti-McD snobbery, because it’s mainly b0llocks. There’s nothing wrong with it as an occasional meal, and indeed it’s no worse than many other ‘convenience’ meals, as nedrapier has demonstrated.Posted 5 years agomaxraySubscriber
“Couple of rolls containing tuna made last night and a pear. No idea on nutrition, 400 calories maybe?”
Prob more than 400kcal, The organic wholemeal roll I scanned on myfitnesspal for my lunch was 200kcal on its own.
Lentil soup, wholemeal roll and a cathedral city /pickle snack thing 705kcal all in.Posted 5 years agoJunkyardMember
Butternut squash , Sweet potato and pepper Risotto with sweet chilli sauce
I suspect way less fat than Mc D.s no idea of calories
Massive slice of homemade cake – it had pineapples on it.
Carb loading as no tea when i get in as straight out riding
love anti-McD snobbery, because it’s mainly b0llocks. There’s nothing wrong with it as an occasional meal
Why only occasionally if they are just being “snobby”Posted 5 years ago
To be fair you do get OTT reactions about them
Everyone knows it is not “healthy food” but it wont kill you eitherbinnersSubscriber
A nice healthy ham salad on a brown barm. All very well. Unfortunately in the slaying hunger stakes it failed miserably, so a pork pie was pressed into service to aid the effort. Followed by a pack of Ringo’s. Lovely. Though probably not in the Big Mac league calorie wise. I’m guessing. I haven’t actually got a clue!Posted 5 years agoTom BMember
Why is 800 calories for lunch a bad thing? I’ve had two ham rolls, a bag of walkers sunbites, a cereal bar and a 400ml bottle filled with orange squash. So lets guess that its similar to your 800 calories. I’m guessing that my thai green curry and rice will have around 1000 in tonight for tea so thats still plenty of room for drinks and breakfast yo stick to the recomnended daily allowance.Posted 5 years ago
I don’t think that saying McD has little nutritional value is “snobbery”.
I’m no expert but it seems like common knowledge to me that processed fast-foods like McD contain less “goodness” than fresh foods. What do I mean by “goodness”? I don’t know really but I guess vitamins, minerals, and fibre spring to mind.
The fact that people (including McD themselves) recommend eating it as only part of your diet would also seem to support that.
I personally eat McD once or twice a month on average and so do my young children. I don’t think it’s any worse than any other fast food.Posted 5 years ago
The ‘Nutritional value’ of food has nothing to do with the stuff thats in it, its how smug it makes you when you tell others what you have eaten.
Basically, anything that isn’t brown rice or quinoa, sustainably sourced oily fish, chick peas (preferably hoummus) and a fat free dressing you may as well be eating fatty dust (or to coin a phrase, a ‘turd’), and should be looked upon as such.
FWIW, I had a tin of sausage and veg Big Soup, and pack of grapes. I have no idea nor care of its Nutritional Value.Posted 5 years ago
Why only occasionally if they are just being “snobby”
Because it is relatively high in fat and salt, so eating it a lot is not a good idea. Then again, so is much restaurant or convenience food, yet the same level of snobbery isn’t directed at, say, service station sandwiches.
Everyone knows it is not “healthy food” but it wont kill you either
Exactly, and it’s not alone.Posted 5 years agomakeitorangeMember
Think I can beat you all:
Tesco large sausage roll- 497cals
Tesco walnut cake (meant to be shared by a family) my plan was to eat a quarter and save the rest. Destroyed the lot of it) -1200cals.
Total 1697 cals and a good chance of obesity and diabetes all for the bargain price of £1.65
I cycle a 40min commute each way so can get away with it on occasion!Posted 5 years ago
Michel Roux Jr says the same thing about eating at La Gavroche, what’s your point caller?
Surely the Michel Roux Jr quote reinforces the fact that this has nothing to do with snobbery towards McD?Posted 5 years ago
Put simply, some foods are more unhealthy than others and as such should be eaten less often.
Some unhealthy foods are cheap and some are expensive but that is not really relevant.xherbivorexSubscriber
my lunch (no idea of calorific values):
butty comprised of home baked bread, home made steamed red seitan (a wheat gluten based veggie protein/meat substitute), sliced roasted beetroot and a small amount of egg free garlic mayo.
1 mug of green tea with lemon juice.
i’ll have a large bowl of home made chickpea and broccoli soup for tea when i get home.
i’m working on losing weight. so this is part of a change in the way i eat; i have something similar each work day and so far it’s working fine, i’ve lost around 2kg in the last 6 weeks. only another 6-8 to go til i reach my target!Posted 5 years agozilog6128Subscriber
Pasta/tuna/vegetables/chilli sauce/bit of low-fat mayo
No salt other than what’s in the Tuna, no fat other than the spoon of mayo, sugars? no idea – probly some in the veg.Posted 5 years ago
Not that this meal isn’t healthy, but I find it alarming that people still equate the amount of fat in a meal with it’s healthiness. Eating fat isn’t the reason people are fat and it isn’t the main cause of concern in McDonalds/other junk foods.hammeriteMember
nedrapier – is this the Sainsbury’s sandwich in a bag Ham Hock and cheese sandwich? If so I think it’s probably my favourite supermarket packet sandwich. Proper nice.
For lunch I had….
Marks and Spencer – The Club (sandwich) – 630 cals, 33g fat (6g sat), 2.45g salt.
Sushi snack pack – 140 cals, 1g fat, 0.85g salt
Walkers Ready Salted crisps – 134 cals, 8.5g fat (0.6g sat), 0.15g salt
Muller corner – vanilla and choc balls, can’t bothered to do maths as their nutritional info is for 100g yet the “yoghurt” is 135g.
Crunchie – 185 cals, 7.6g fat (4.9 sat), 0.28g salt.
So in without the muller…. 1085 cals, 40g-ish fat (10g-ish sat), 3.5g of salt.
I walked into the office with an M&S christmas sandwich the other day. Can’t remember what was in it, but some of the women gasped at the nutritional value on there. I think basically it was a heart attack between two bits of bread, but I don’t usually pay attention to that sort of thing!Posted 5 years ago
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