Posts Tagged ‘Burger King

Shocking facts about fruit smoothies

- October 21st, 2013

(Note: The following post is courtesy fitness expert Bruce Krahn of www.ebodi.com.)

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Fruit smoothies are all the rage these days.

You can find them everywhere.

Even fast food chains like McDonald’s and Burger King are jumping on the bandwagon.

But the truth is even the so-called “healthy” versions contain a boatload of “hidden” sugars.

Fattening, poisonous, immune system-destroying SUGAR.

It might seem like drinking a fruit smoothie is a better choice than drinking a sugary soda, but many times they actually contain MORE sugar.

Just take a look at the nutrition labels my buddy Nick Pineault sent me today…

- Jugo Juice’s large Mango Magic Smoothie contains 65g of sugar.

- A large McDonald’s McCafé Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie packs 70g of sugar.

- A large Tropical Mango Smoothie from Burger King packs a whopping 85g of sugar.

That’s 17 teaspoons of PURE sugar…

For some reason, people think that sugar from fruits is very different from white processed sugar.

Many times it’s not.

Of course, if you eat a whole fruit, you still get the fiber and the nutrients that will slow down the sugar rush coming to your body.

But 85 grams of sugar – from whole fruits or not – is the perfect fat STORING nightmare.

How To Fix What’s Broken With “Fruit Smoothies”

Instead of only blending fruits, combine your fruits with a ton of veggies.

And guess what? It won’t taste ANY different.

These are the types of smoothies that can…

  • Detox your body
  • Boost your metabolism
  • Improve digestion health and strengthen your immune system
  • Normalize and optimize your hormones
  • Fix vitamin and mineral deficiencies through enhance absorption

But many times it’s difficult to know exactly WHAT specific combinations of fruits and veggies you need to use that meet all these metabolic needs AND taste great.

Well, you’ll be happy to hear that my buddy Vince DelMonte — a pro fitness model — and best-selling health author Drew Canole teamed up to create the “Get Juiced” system.

I worked very closely with Vince before he released his new article to the general public, and I truly believe this is MUST KNOW information for every single one of us.

Before you check out this brand new article, I wanted to quickly give you this DISCLAIMER.

As you’ll see at the link below, this juicing system is specifically designed to help men and women improve their lean muscle mass …

… Because that’s what Vince does. He helps skinny guys gain muscle.

But guess what?

Juicing is one of the best things you can do to keep your body alkaline and burning body fat.

So ditch your “sugar smoothies” and stop trying to figure out if you’re getting enough fruits and veggies everyday.

This is your insurance policy that nothing will be stopping you from gaining muscle or burning fat:

==>101 Juicing Recipes That Supercharge Your Fat Loss

Time to “get juiced”!

Bruce

How to eat fast food and avoid all that sugar

- October 7th, 2010

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You can’t have your cake and eat it, too.

Well, not the WHOLE cake. There’s just too much darn sugar. And sugar’s the enemy. (Of course, the occasional small piece of cake won’t hurt ya.)

But you CAN have your burger and eat it, too (every once in awhile, crocodile).

Weight-loss guru Doug Varrieur says so.

Varrieur, author of Fat To Skinny, offers the following step-by-step guide to eating fast food when that craving just won’t go away – while keeping the sugar content low (he randomly chooses Burger King as an example):

9ba5775d033362cacfd13f74f7bdd441• Order yourself a Double Whopper.

• Tell the guy behind the counter you don’t want any ketchup in the Whopper because that’s where the sugar is.

• Get yourself a diet soda or glass of water with lemon.

• Buy yourself a side salad if you wish.

• Take your order and go sit down.

• Take the top roll off the burger. The bun, throw it away.

• Take your thumbs, stick them underneath those hamburger patties, and pull them off the bottom roll.

• If you got a side salad, break up all that meat on top of your salad. Put some ranch dressing on there. Oh, ranch dressing? That’s one of those creamy dressings full of fat. Guess what? There’s no sugar in there. It’s very low in sugar. It’s terrific.

• Eat your meat, cheese and vegetables. You’ve just eaten a zero-sugar lunch.

“Sugar is as addictive as heroin,” adds Varrieur. “They don’t call it feel-good food for nothing – because it really does make you feel good and that’s the problem with sugar.”

(NOTE: Of course, nobody is suggesting you eat like this every day!)

Author lists ’20 Salads Worse than a Whopper’

- August 21st, 2010

image001So you think that salad at your favourite restaurant is a smart choice for a health-conscious person like you?

It can’t be nearly as bad as gulping down a Whopper, eh?

Well … um, actually, that salad may be worse for you than Burger King’s famous gut-busting offering.

So says David Zinczenko, editor-in-chief of Men’s Health and author of the bestselling “Eat This, Not That” book series.

Zinczenko has just released his list of “20 Salads Worse than a Whopper.”

The list, according to a press release, includes some of America’s worst salads at major restaurants and fast-food chains.

And all 20 salads are worse than Burger King’s Whopper when it comes to calories, fat, or sodium (or a combination of all three).

“People often order salads not because it sounds like the most delicious item but because it’s a concerted effort to choose one of the healthier items on the menu,” Zinczenko explained in the press release. “Except, more often than people realize, a salad can be one of the worst offenders.”

Here are five of the 20 salads that are worse than a Whopper (670 calories, 40 g fat, 1,020 mg sodium):

• T.G.I. Friday’s Santa Fe Chopped Salad (1,800 calories)

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• On the Border Grande Taco Salad with Taco Beef and Chipotle Honey Mustard (1,690 calories)

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• Chevy’s Fresh Mex Tostada Salad with Chicken (1,547 calories)

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• California Pizza Kitchen Waldorf Chicken Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing (1,570 calories)

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• Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad (1,310 calories)

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To see the full list of the 20 salads with nutritional information for each item, in addition to healthier options, visit:
eatthis.menshealth.com.

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David Zinczenko

EAT THIS, NOT THAT!

The popular “Eat This, Not That!” brand, which launched in 2007 under the purview of Men’s Health Editor-in-Chief David Zinczenko, identifies unhealthy foods in fast-food chains, restaurant chains and grocery stores and offers healthier alternatives. It currently has more than six million books in print nationwide with eight installments, a stand-alone website and multiple iPhone applications. Eat This, Not That! is a regularly branded series on The Today Show and has been featured as an hour-long segment on The Oprah Winfrey Show.