Wednesday, May 10, 2006
I saw Supersize Me again. Well worth watching for anyone concerned about their weight, their health, or just want to know more about the fast-food industry. Also a very funny movie. One point that stuck with me was how they don't publicize the nutritional info of their products. Just out of curiosity, I decided to check the calorie count of my favorite fast-food meal, a medium Ultimate Cheeseburger combo at Jack-in-the-Box. Good lord. I'm never eating an Ultimate Cheeseburger again. It's over a thousand calories alone. That's almost half the entire recommended caloric intake for a single day (2,500). If I ate two of those, from a caloric standpoint, I wouldn't need to eat again for the whole day. Not to mention the complete meal, which adds up to about 1940 calories. That's almost the total recommended calories for a single day in one meal. No wonder the fast food industry doesn't print this info on the packaging. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.