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Originally posted by johnwilkesbooth
reply to post by Liquesence
I do only touch on calories, because that seems to be what other people care about.
I have a vast knowledge on food.
Take fat for example. Many people think that fat is bad for you. "Fat makes you fat." Terrible.
Fat is essential. It's what the cells use for energy for goodness sake.
So yes, Subway touts the fact that they have subs with less than 6 grams of fat. They don't specify what type of fat.
Do you really think that taking in 40 grams of carbs. from just the bread alone (comparable to the 45 grams in a Large Mountain Dew) is worse than 10 grams of saturated fat?
I've said it before, and I'll say it again....the bread is the worst part about Subway. 40 grams of carbs in just the bread alone (voices.yahoo.com...).
Eat more fat (sat. and monounsat. fats) and eat less carbs.
Originally posted by Leuan
What bothers me is when large people complain about not losing weight, yet have done zero research into the complexities of the metabolic and digestive systems.
They eat vegetables, but they're completely drained of nutrients.
They eat "slim" processed meats.
They drink diet soda..
I'm not talking about the people who have genuine medical complications and or hereditary complications)
Originally posted by OptimusSubprime
reply to post by johnwilkesbooth
It's not the calorie, but where the calorie comes from. Does it come from fat, simple carbs(sugars), complex carbs, etc... McDonald's is clearly much less healthy than Subway.
Originally posted by iwilliam
You make some reasonable points, OP. However:
1- Anyone who thinks they're "eating healthy" by coupling their footlong with a bag of lays and a (non diet) coke are fooling themselves.... or are otherwise too uneducated to bother....
2- Yes, the foot-long version of some subs may clock in at slightly more calories than a big mac. However, IMO the footlong is more filling (especially if you stuff it with veggies) and people often, usually perhaps, order fries and maybe that same coke, along with their big mac. And how many calories and grams of fat in a large, or medium fry?
Personally, a big sub (again, loaded with veggies-- the way I tend to prefer mine) is more filling than a big mac, maybe even with the fries.
Also keep in mind that fat and calorie content are not the only considerations in good nutrition. A greasy patty of hamburger is usually not as healthy as many of the sub meats or toppings.
I agree that the healthiness may be hyped a bit-- but it's far from the worst stuff out there.