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Pop Quiz: Which meal has the least amount of fat?#1 Quarter pound burger with cheese, large fries and dietsoda 54 grams#2 Crispy chicken salad with 2 oz of creamy Caesardressing and regular soda 34 grams#3 Taco Salad and bottled water 48 grams
Fast Food Healthy choices What are today’s topics ?? Energy balance Portion size vs
Survey:• How many of you eat fast food?• What are your favorite fast food restaurants?• How often do you eat fast food?• What is your favorite fast food choice?• Do you think fast food is healthy or unhealthy? – Why???
Fast Food Facts• Americans spend a lot • We eat out often! of money on fast food – Average American dines (and that amount is out 198 times a year increasing)! • How many times a – On French fries: week is this?? • 1970: $6 billion • Do you dine out more often or less often • 2000: $110 billion than this?
Fast Food Facts: Portion Sizes 20 Years Ago Today 210 Calories How many calories are in today’s order of fries? 2.4 ouncesAdapted from http://hin.nhlbi.nih.gov/portion/keep.htm
French Fries 20 Years Ago Today 210 Calories 610 Calories 2.4 ounces 6.9 ounces Calorie Difference: 400 CaloriesAdapted from http://hin.nhlbi.nih.gov/portion/keep.htm
Americans are eating more weight gainincrease in more than 200per capita calories perconsumption daySource:Nestle, 2002
You do the math• On average, Americans are eating an extra 200 calories every day 200 calories x days in 1 year = extra calories per year• 1 pound = 3500 calories 73,000 calories per year ÷ 3500 calories per pound = pounds of weight gain in 1 year
Avoiding the 20 pound gain• Be more physically active – If you eat the extra 200 calories each day, burn them off!• Control your food intake – Cut out some things in your daily diet – Eat smaller portions • 1 chocolate cream filled cupcake • 20 peanut M&Ms • 5 chicken nuggets • 1 large chocolate chip cookie • Fast food medium soda
Maintaining a Healthy Weight is a Balancing Act Calories In = Calories Out How long will you have to walk leisurely in order to burn those extra 400 calories?*Adapted fromhttp://hin.nhlbi.nih.gov/portion/keep.htm *Based on 160-pound person
Calories In = Calories Out If you walk leisurely for 1 hour and 10 minutes you will burn approximately 400 calories.* *Based on 160-pound personAdapted fromhttp://hin.nhlbi.nih.gov/portion/keep.htm
So…what is the problem with eating too much fast food?Think about your future health! – Fast food contains a lot of fat, calories, and sodium − Can lead to weight gain and high blood pressure – These health problems can lead to chronic diseases • Diabetes • Heart Disease • Stroke • Some cancers
“To eat or not to eat”…that is the question! • It is possible to enjoy fast foods and stay healthy - Eat them less often - Make wiser choices • What are the best choices??
Remember the Healthy Hints: Fast Food • Choose vegetable topped pizza - skip fatty meat toppings • Choose grilled chicken - skip fried foods • Choose smaller portions - skip “super size” • Other good choices: baked potato, side salads, bean burritos, frozen yogurt •What other Healthy Hints can you think of?
Before:What you might choose:• Quarter Pound Burger 40 Grams of Fat w/Cheese 30• Large Fries 20• Large Milkshake 10 0Totals: Quarter Pounder Large Fries 21oz. Milkshake 1770 w/cheeseCalories = Grams of FatGrams of Fat = 68
Fast Food Make-Over:After: Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Small Fries and Water Totals: 40 35 Grams of Fat Calories = 630 30 Grams of 25 20 Fat = 27 15 10 5 0 Q. Pounder vs. L. Fries vs. Milkshake vs. Before Chx McGrill S. Fries Water After
CHICKEN STIR FRY 20 Years Ago Today 435 calories How many calories are in 2 cups today’s chicken stir fry?Adapted from http://hin.nhlbi.nih.gov/portion/keep.htm
CHICKEN STIR FRY 20 Years Ago Today 435 calories 865 calories 2 cups 4 ½ cups Calorie Difference: 430 caloriesAdapted from http://hin.nhlbi.nih.gov/portion/keep.htm
CHEESEBURGER 20 Years Ago Today 333 calories How many calories are in today’s cheeseburger?Adapted from http://hin.nhlbi.nih.gov/portion/keep.htm
CHEESEBURGER 20 Years Ago Today 333 calories 590 calories Calorie Difference: 257 caloriesAdapted from http://hin.nhlbi.nih.gov/portion/keep.htm