Fat Buster Friday – McDonalds Breakfast
Welcome to another Fat Buster Friday… I have to say I am starting to feel like this is becoming a regular weekly segment of how badly I am doing in my mission to bust that extra fat off my gut. However I am just about finished up with uni this semester so I am hoping that I will be able to spend more time on this mission.
Anyhoo this morning was a particularly bad one for me, I was running short of time as I slept in a little bit and so I decided to get brekky once I got into work. So I thought I would get one of my standard Maccas breakfasts to show you just what you can consume in a sitting at the golden arches.
Firstly you might look at that and think that it is an excessive breakfast, however for me if I eat any less at McDonalds I start feeling hungry again only a few hours later. So on this mornings menu we had, two hashbrowns, a Sausage McMuffin and a serving of hotcakes.
Before I go into the glorious details of each I just want to give you a heads up. As a male of my particular age group, weight and activity level I should be consuming ~2000 calories per day at maximum if I wish to loose weight or around ~2200 if I want to maintain my weight. If you are unsure of what a calorie is it really is not necessary to know for the purposes of this post but well worth looking up some details on calories if you have the time.
So onto the fun stuff. If you take a look at the image at the bottom of this post which I took from the McDonalds Website after dragging and dropping my selections of food onto it you will see that my standard Maccas meal is FAR greater than what I should be eating in one sitting.
As a little summary you will see the total intake for my one sitting breakfast was ~1213 calories. As a percentage of my total daily intake (worked out at 2000 as I wish to lose weight) this comes in at almost 61% of my daily required intake of energy. Among other things I also took in a whopping 50 grams of pure fat, almost 48 grams of sugar (~12 teaspoons) and finally 1778mg of sodium (salt) which is ~71% of my daily intake requirement (based on the amounts stated in this article).
All in all to put this into perspective… I SHOULD NEVER AGAIN EAT A MACCAS BREAKFAST. Oh… and for the record I was feeling seedy all day from having that for breakfast… and I seem to recall that I do every time I eat McDonalds.
So what are your thoughts, perhaps you could pop over to the McDonalds Australia site and calculate your last McDonalds meal, I would be curious to see your results.