Wendy’s is a great example of the relevance of portion sizes. If you stay small with theirs you can do okay. If you go big, not so much.
Jr. Burger 230 Calories 8 grams fat, 3 grams Sat fat, 30 mg cholesterol, 480 mg sodium, 26 grams carbs, 1 gram fiber and 12 grams protein.
Jr. Cheeseburger 270 Calories 11 grams fat, 5 grams Sat fat, 40 mg cholesterol, 690 mg sodium, 27 grams carbs, 1 gram fiber and 15 grams protein.
Jr. Cheeseburger Deluxe 300 Calories 14 grams fat, 6 grams Sat fat, 45 mg cholesterol, 690 mg sodium, 29 grams carbs, 2 grams fiber and 15 grams protein.
Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger 350 Calories 19 grams fat, 8 Sat fat, 55 mg cholesterol, 660 mg sodium, 28 grams carbs, 2 grams fiber and 17 grams protein.
Baconator Single 610 Calories 34 grams fat, 14 Sat fat, 105 mg cholesterol, 1170 mg sodium, 43 grams carbs, 1 gram fiber and 32 grams protein.
Baconator Double 980 Calories 63 grams fat, 27 Sat fat, 205 mg cholesterol, 1830 mg sodium, 46 grams carbs, 2 grams fiber and 58 grams protein.
This is just a sampling of Wendy’s offerings. You can get the entire list here.
These calorie counts don’t include fries or a soft drink. Remember, a 160 lb man needs around 2200 calories for the entire day. One of these big boys with fries and a coke would put you well up there for your entire daily needs, not to mention the large amounts of fat in general and saturated fat in particular.
Our Remember This page says “Everything you eat becomes a part of you.” Think about it next time you are in a Wendy’s.