Friday, March 18, 2011

Wine vs. French Fries

I like food. 

This week some friends and I were talking about healthy living, exercise, diet etc. Miss Northerner has been running lately, and looks awesome. I really wish I could fall in love with running, but I don't think it is going to happen. We both agreed though that we weren't about to put ourselves on a diet though. I mean I love pasta way too much, enjoy an adult beverage and I'm addicted to chips and salsa (I actually gave them up for Lent, and it's killing me!)

So what does this all mean? Well, I know that if I don't want to become elephant size I am doing to have to do some exercise (currently Zumba and walking) and cut corners where I can, go easy on the sauces, I'm a big fan of hamburgers without the bun, and so on. I also can't wait for grilling season to begin so I can load up on veggies and lean protein in the form of beef!

And today I decided no more French Fries, just more wine because of this:

The NY Daily News posted this little article that made me gasp. Calculations are based on a 5-ounce glasses (my serving sizes are usually probably closer to 8-ounces!) and a McDonald's Large Fries. 

This one is a shocker too. 
Taco Bell Taco Salad with Salsa = 1.25 bottles 
I think I'll be sticking with Taco Bells Fresco menu


  1. Totally with you! I'm stickin' with the wine also:)

  2. I like food too--but I'd much rather have the wine instead of the fries. Those are interesting diagrams, where did you get them?

  3. I have a few potato farmer friends that would be very mad if I came out and said no more french fries. But I love wine too much. All in good reason and portion is my key. And I can't diet. I just fail. Healthy living and eating for me is all about balance!
    Great visuals!

  4. Yeah, I know when tempted I'll likely be stealing a few out of the Boy's container. I won't give up potatoes in general. I love rosemary baked fries!

    @Samantha click on the hot pink link and it will take you to the source. Lots of other comparisons.

  5. I hear ya on the whole food or alcohol situation! Priorities, people!

  6. Oh my! This is information that college students need.. freshman year! Haha I think I'll be staying away from the fries and try to eat less of my favorite(Taco Bell).

    Hannah Miller
    The Ambitious Cattlegirl

  7. Wish I would have seen this before I ate the fries today! Does that mean I can't have wine tonight :/

  8. 775 calories in the Taco Bell Taco Salad with Salsa !!!
    I can't believe it !



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