Fast Food Addiction. It's All About the CARBAGE and the public deserves to know
The truth is, 60% of people who struggle with their weight and weight related health conditions don't have an issue with calories....but have an issue with Carbage.
The #1 problem is NOT the fat or "sugar" in fast foods…although this is what we are told. The #1 problem with fast food IS its extraordinarily high CARBOHYDRATE content.
CARBOHYDRATE ADDICTION is not your fault!
When people with insulin imbalance consume carbs…they OVER-RELEASE the fat gain hormone; insulin. Insulin acts as a key to open fat cells to receive excess glucose in the blood. Carbohydrate is the only nutrient that breaks 100% into blood glucose. If a person with over-insulin release eats a high carb containing meal or snack, their blood glucose rises and their insulin over-releases. They become FAT from the high CARBOHYDRATE of fast food meals.
The worst part about fast food?…the typical meal is SUPER HIGH in carbohydrate. 60% of adults will become FAT/OBESE from excess FAT GAIN HORMONE released as their blood sugar rises from carbs. I call their metabolism; METABOLISM B or MET B.
SUGAR IS ONLY ONE EXAMPLE OF CARBOHYDRATE…
While it's true that sugar is an example of carbohydrate, you will be amazed at all the other excess sources of carb contained in fast food. I call excess and unnecessary carb grams;CARBAGE.
All the while, the fast food industry and the US government claims the major problem with fast food is SUGAR….and ignore that sugar is just one source of carbohydrate…
MAJOR CARBAGE IN A FAST FOOD MEAL
High carbohydrate foods cause blood glucose to quickly spike. A person with Metabolism B will over-release insulin ( fat gain hormone) jamming excess blood glucose into fat cells.
Carb craving and consumption is a vicious cycle. The very foods that are making them fatter and sicker are the foods they "CRAVE" It is a true physical addiction. When Met B's say they feel like carb addicts, they are right.
WHAT IS THE CARBOHYDRATE CONTENT OF FOODS ON THE MENU AT FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS?
For a frame of reference, consider a healthy maximum carbohydrate intake per meal for a woman as 45 grams. A maximum carb intake/meal for a man is about 60 grams.
Check out the carb content of the following "fast foods" and prepare to have sticker shock from the hidden carb grams that fuel overweight, over fat, fatigue, depression, ADD/ADHD, type 2 diabetes, PCOS, breast, pancreatic, ovarian cancers for the millions with uncontrolled insulin.
Restaurant Food Choice Net Carb
Arby's Roast Chicken Pesto Panini 79 grams
Broccoli Cheddar Potato 80grams
Blimpie's Steak and Cheese 49 grams
Boston Market Chicken Sandwich w/cheese 67 grams
Mac and cheese side 31 grams
Burger King Big Fish 63 grams
BK Whopper and cheese 52grams
Large Fries 67grams
Domino's 6" Deep Dish Cheese Pizza 64 grams
KFC Chunky Chicken Pot Pie 64 grams
KFC 6 Crispy Strips 34grams
KFC Coleslaw 18grams
Pizza Hut Spaghetti and MB 109grams
Subway 6" Steak and Cheese 43grams
Caesar Wrap 45grams
Taco Bell 7 Layer Burrito 52grams
Taco Salad 53 grams
Wendy's Garden Veggie Pita 46 grams
Wendy's Broccoli and Cheddar Potato 71 grams
Wendy's Large Frosty 91 grams
Wendy's Breaded Chicken Sandwich 42 grams
McDonald's Southern Style Frozen Lemonade (large) 95 grams
Premium McWrap Crispy Chicken and Ranch 60 grams
Cinnabon regular cinnamon roll 127 grams
Starbucks Mocha Cappuccino whipped cream Venti 87 grams
CARBOHYDRATE CAUSES ADDICTION IN 60% OF ADULTS
It is not physically possible to be addicted to fat or sodium. It is absolutely possible for those with Met B to become addicted to high carbohydrate food choices.
It's true that if you swap out the large regular soda for water, you will cut 90 carb grams at that meal. 90 carb grams are the equivalent of 18 tsp of sugar or 6 servings of carbohydrate (like 6 slices of bread!).
I am willing to bet that families are very aware that fast food selections like burgers, fries, nuggets, onion rings, and soda are "junk food. " Many go through the drive though at a fast food joint when they are in a pinch or want a quick meal out. I don't think anyone is fooled into thinking that these are "Happy Meals" but they are quick, convenient, and "on the way."
I don't think they realize that the carb content of fast food is astronomical…
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Diane Kress, RD CDE