Save Calories, Save Money When Eating Out

The average American eats about one meal a day away from home, although many Americans eat almost all their meals in restaurants. But when you eat at fast food places, it pays to be stingy. Here is what it really costs you to go for common “bargain” options:

  • 7-Eleven: Supersize from their Big Gulp to their Double Gulp Coca-Cola Classic. Paying an extra 37 cents gets you 450 more calories.
  • Baskin Robbins: Pass on Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, Kids’ Scoop, for Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, Double Scoop. For just another $1.62, you’ve added 390 calories.
  • Cinnabon: Supersize from Minibon to Classic Cinnabon. The additional 48 cents buys 370 more calories.
  • McDonald’s: Forget your Quarter Pounder with Cheese and get a Medium Quarter Pounder with Cheese Extra Value Meal. The extra $1.41 buys 660 more calories.
  • Most convenience stores: Changing from Regular to “The Big One” Snickers. The extra 33 cents gives you 230 additional calories.
  • Most movie theaters: Choose medium rather than a small unbuttered popcorn. The extra 71 cents buys you 500 more calories.
  • Subway: Buy 12-inch Tuna Sub Sandwich instead of their 6-inch Tuna Sub Sandwich. You’ll pay an additional $1.53 and you will get 420 additional calories.

  • Wendy’s: Pass on their Classic Double and choose the Cheese for the Classic Double with Cheese Old Fashioned Combo Meal. That extra $1.57 gets you and additional 600 flab-building calories.

Suppose you ate at all of these establishments in the course of one week. You could spend just $8 for an additional 3,620 calories—which is enough for you to gain a pound of fat. Far better to save $416 and 188,240 calories a year and avoid having to do all the exercise you need to keep off 52 pounds.

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Apr 28th by admin

One Response to “Save Calories, Save Money When Eating Out”

  1. Gimena says:

    They are both important. Although, many diet programs are more focused on calories, exercise is essential to burn calories/fat and to tone your body.

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