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Old 07-18-2009, 05:54 PM
 
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hugepossum, you need to check out this website or buy the books or check them out at the library:

Eat This, Not That - The No-Diet Weight Loss Solution From Men's Health

Looks like there's even another new book as well...the Worst Foods in America...

They even have a book for kids.

They give Taco Bell a B+. The highest score they give out is an A-.
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Old 07-18-2009, 09:07 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Forgetting fat and calorie content, the stuff is horrible for you. All those chemicals in the meat, seasoning, and the rest of their products is all stuff your body can't digest and break down. I wouldn't worry about cholesterol or high blood pressure. More like cancer. If you're extra unlucky, you might develop diabetes. Which kills you, but a piece at a time. And a lot slower too.

How about eating healthier?
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Okay so I don't actually eat it every day, but I do eat it more than McDs, Burger King, etc. I'm not too sure on the numbers, but it doesn't seem like it would be as bad for you as the food from burger and fries type of places.

Anyone got any input on the relative healthiness for Taco Bell type joints Vs. McDs type?
If you go online and just type in Taco Bell you might be able to see at least fat and calorie content of their food. I don't believe that any of this fast food is good for you...high in sodium, fat etc. Most places are posting nutritional info on their foods so you may want to go online and investigate. We did have a discussion at Weight Watchers class last week about Taco Bell and the lecturer said that Taco Bell was one of the reasons she had gained 60 unnecessary pounds and ended up at WW. So.....be careful. All that fast food eating will catch you!
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:36 PM
 
Location: somewhere near Pittsburgh, PA
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I ate at Taco Bell once and had 2 cheesy double beef burritos. I looked at their nutrional guide when I got home and saw that I just ate 940 calories, 40gm of fat, and 3150 mg of sodium!

It was delicious, but I will never order that crap again!
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Old 08-17-2009, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Northeast TN
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Fat and calories aside - have you considered the sodium content of fast food?
My thought exactly. OP, please check the nutritional info for sodium as well as fat and calories.
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Old 08-17-2009, 05:08 PM
 
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Forgetting fat and calorie content, the stuff is horrible for you. All those chemicals in the meat, seasoning, and the rest of their products is all stuff your body can't digest and break down. I wouldn't worry about cholesterol or high blood pressure. More like cancer. If you're extra unlucky, you might develop diabetes. Which kills you, but a piece at a time. And a lot slower too.

How about eating healthier?
I understand most fast food is bad simply by being deep fried, etc, but if Taco Bell scored a B+, then there must be a reason.

What chemicals is there in the lettuce? The grated cheese? Taco sheels and tortillas?

Mugatu, LOL, I have done the same thing, but it's not like I was totally surprised. I knew beforehand that ordering a double meat burrito, especially with sour cream and all the fixins is going to be high fat. Duh. And ordering two?

Of course, diabetes is a whole 'nother topic thread. But it does not kill you "a piece at a time" if you control your blood sugar.
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Old 08-17-2009, 05:13 PM
 
Location: somewhere near Pittsburgh, PA
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Mugatu, LOL, I have done the same thing, but it's not like I was totally surprised. I knew beforehand that ordering a double meat burrito, especially with sour cream and all the fixins is going to be high fat. Duh. And ordering two?
LOL, but they are only .89 cents! Had to get 2!

The amount of sodium is what really surprised me. That's just insane. They should give free blood pressure tests before you walk out the door.
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Old 08-17-2009, 05:18 PM
 
Location: California
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My son and his friends eat at Taco Bel 90% of the time when they go out. It's cheap and better tasting than hamburger places. I laugh because when I was his age I did the same thing. When I got my car and my first apartment I would eat Taco Bell at least 4 times a week. I lived on bean burritos and tacos.
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Old 08-17-2009, 05:29 PM
 
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LOL, but they are only .89 cents! Had to get 2!

The amount of sodium is what really surprised me. That's just insane. They should give free blood pressure tests before you walk out the door.
Oh okay, my bad! I was thinking you referred to the BIG BEEFY burritoes. I love taco bell, but I only get the bean burrito because beans are taboo in my house due to a family member with a food allergy.

So, when I crave bean burritos, which I LOVE, I hit Taco Bell. Anyways, good thread, and interesting responses.
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Old 08-17-2009, 05:32 PM
 
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Okay so I don't actually eat it every day, but I do eat it more than McDs, Burger King, etc. I'm not too sure on the numbers, but it doesn't seem like it would be as bad for you as the food from burger and fries type of places.

Anyone got any input on the relative healthiness for Taco Bell type joints Vs. McDs type?

Probably not much healthiness.

Actually, I like Taco Bell every now and then, but I wouldn't eat their stuff every day.
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