One McDonald’s Big Mac contains 540 calories, 29 grams of fat, and more than 40 grams of highly-processed, blood-sugar-spiking carbohydrates. We’re not even counting the fries or the drink that you’re going to get to go with your burger….
At the same rate, here are a few alternative food choices and amounts that will give you at the same 540 calories:
140 medium strawberries
5 medium bananas
950g of plain Greek yoghurt
400g of grilled chicken
17 cups of broccoli
6 and 1/2 cups of blueberries
Better yet, go ahead and eat ALL of this in one sitting:
115g of grilled chicken (120 cals)
3 cups of broccoli (90 cals)
1 medium banana (100 cals)
225g or of plain Greek yoghurt (130 cals)
10 medium strawberries (40 cals)
1/2 cup of blueberries (40 cals)
So basically, you have an OVERFLOWING plate of chicken and veggies AND a HUGE dessert of yogurt and fruit. I mean, that’s a massive amount of food. I imagine most people wouldn’t even be able to finish it.
And do you know what? It still has fewer calories than ONE Big Mac and way more nutrients to keep you healthy on the inside.