So, today, I mentioned to a friend that her not having a Sonic Fast Food joint in her neighborhood is maybe a blessing in disguise. She was lamenting that there is one where she visits, and she likes to one near her home so she can go there for their fruit slush. I looked it up online. It is shocking! As many people believe it to be true, she thinks that “juice” is a better choice to the fast food. But, as I discussed in yesterday’s blog, it isn’t.
Look at the comparisons:
Sonic Cheeseburger with mayo: 8g of sugar, 35g of protein, 44g of carbs. Now, I know that if I don ‘t eat the bun, I will lower the sugar content and the carbs. The carbs without the bun–about 12g.
Sonic MEDIUM Strawberry “Fresh Fruit” Slush: 76g of sugar, 1g of protein, 82g of carbs. The only good thing is has going for it is less sodium and calories than the burger.
Sonic LARGE Strawberry “Fresh Fruit” Slush: 120g of sugar, 1g of protein, 128g of carbs.
If you want to gain weight, you have to eat more than 100g of carbs a day. Unless you exercised hardcore for a few hours, I wouldn’t recommend this much sugar and carbs.
The sugar content of 120g of sugar is equivalent to 30 sugar cubes. Would you eat 30 sugar cubes? (There are about 28 cubes in this picture.)
Choice A: Eat the burger without the bun.
Choice B: Go to the store and get some fruit and water.
Choice C: Get a SMALL slush and only drink about half of the small and split it with a friend or spill half of it out. Half of a small is about 22g of carbs, about 20g of sugar or 5 sugar cubes. Not great, but better if you see it as a treat and your fruit for the day, but don’t make a habit of it. It isn’t really your fruit because the fiber and nutrients are in the pulp and that is not here. This is really just pure sugar.