The news has been out for a few weeks now. Burger King now has new lower fat, lower calorie fries.
In light of the rising rates of obesity worldwide, Burger King’s “Satisfries” can be munched on for 20 percent less calories than normal fries, and 40 percent less fat. In addition, the snack contains 30 percent fewer carbohydrates than competitor McDonald’s french fries.
Burger King’s Chief Marketing Officer, Eric Hirschhorn, told the Huffington Post:
“You live in Manhattan and might be having a kale smoothie on your way to work this morning. But a lot of people don’t even know what kale is, and if they do, they don’t want to eat it. You have to give people what they want.”
If you want to order the Satisfry, you will need to pay 20 – 30 cents more. Children can have the substitution for free.
Despite claims that the Satisfries are better, here are the nutritional counts:
Calories. 340. Protein. 4g. Carbohydrates. 51g. Sugar. 0g. Fat. 14g.
51g of carbs in a bag of fries is good? If I can only have between 50 and 100g of carbs a day to lose weight, then a bag of fries is pretty much IT for the day! But, the protein is only 4g and I need 6 protein meals throughout the day, so this is NOT a diet food.
Rule of thumb. Want to lose weight? Avoid root vegetables. They are loaded with carbs and sugar.
AND LET’S GET THIS STRAIGHT. LOWER FAT DOESN’T MEAN YOU WILL LOSE WEIGHT! SOMETIMES IT IS WORSE!
If you are stuck going to Burger King–
Here are some of my recommendations for Burger King Low-Carb dinner choices that are lowest in carbs. Please note….no bun, hardly any carbs. The Low-Carb Whopper has 3g of carbs and the Low-Carb Jr Whopper has 1g of carbs (because there is NO bun!)
Low-Carb Breakfast Choices
Breakfast Bowl: Serving Size: 1 bowl, Calories: 540, Fat: 42g, Carbs: 17g, Protein: 24g
Breakfast Muffin Sausage Egg Cheese W/o Bread:
Serving Size: 1sandwich, Calories: 270, Fat: 22g, Carbs: 2g, Protein: 15g
Breakfast Sausage Burrito – No Tortilla:
Serving Size: 1 Burrito, Calories: 170, Fat: 14g, Carbs: 2g, Protein: 10g
Breakfast Bowl (Eggs and Sausage Only) –
Serving Size: 1 bowl, Calories: 270, Fat: 21g, Carbs: 3g, Protein: 13
Breakfast Muffin Sandwich Without English Muffin
Serving Size: 1 sandwich, Calories: 268, Fat: 25.9g, Carbs: 0g, Protein: 15g
Breakfast Muffin Sandwich: Sausage, Egg and Cheese – No Muffin
Serving Size: 1 sandwich, Calories: 270, Fat: 22g, Carbs: 2g, Protein: 15g
Breakfast Bacon: Serving Size: 1 Serving, Calories: 40, Fat: 3g, Carbs: 0g, Protein: 3g
Breakfast Muffin-bacon Egg & Cheese
Serving Size: 1 Muffin Sandwich (131g), Calories: 250, Fat: 11g, Carbs: 22g, Protein: 14g
Breakfast Muffin Without Muffin
Serving Size: 1 sandwich, Calories: 290, Fat: 25g, Carbs: 2g, Protein: 12
Serving Size: 1 Serving, Calories: 35, Fat: 1g, Carbs: 0g, Protein: 6g
Buyer beware, stay away from the fries, shakes and buns. Then, you could be eating low carb. Always look at nutritional information.