Skip to comments.Omelet's king of fat food!
Posted on 03/30/2005 1:26:30 AM PST by jolie560
Burger King's new Enormous Omelet may be too hefty for its own good - and yours - said New Yorkers weighing in yesterday on the latest fast-food belly buster. "I'm a big dude. I eat a lot. But that looks like a Whopper with bacon and sausage thrown on," said Brooklynite John Butler, 31, at a Fulton St. Burger King. "It's mad big. You're gonna have a coronary on the first bite."
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Is it just me, or is anyone else creeped out by the commercial? The plastic burger king dude is way off in the distance when the guy looks out the window, he looks away a second, turns back and the dude is right at his window with the sandwich. No music, no nothing. I turn the channel if the remote is close enough.
Yumm! Wonder if they'd pile all that on a biscuit for me??
Most fastfood bread sucks anyway. One obvious exception is Subway, whose bread rises to lofty mediocrity.
There's a reason the Atkin diet works. Take off the bun and you've got a perfectly nonfattening 510-calorie meal. Take off the processed meat (sausage) and you've got a 310-calorie meal of egg, cheese, and bacon; fewer calories than in many prepackaged diet meals.
If we eliminated processed foods from our diet, we'd eat tons more than we do now.
Fact is that your cholesterol level has little to do with how much cholesterol you eat. Genetic and how you eat and exercise play a bigger role. In fact, it is quite possible to eliminate all cholesterol from your diet and still have high cholesterol This is because in the absence of cholesterol in your diet, you body will simply produce its own!
Since switching to an all-natural diet and exercise plan in 2003, my cholesterol is around 184. This is despite the fact that I eat at least two eggs every single day along with plenty of meat. I don't even think about how much cholesterol is in my food. I will eat chicken livers and eggs sauteed in olive oil, onions and mushrooms. Or I will eat a 3-egg omelet with bacon and cheese. Has no effect whatsoever on my cholesterol level.
As for this Burger King sandwich, the real crime is putting the omelet on a bun. Toss the bun and you have a pretty nutritious and wholesome meal.
And how EXACTLY is this sandwich any more deadly than your average restaurant trans-fat ladened 5 mile high super chocolate dessert or a typical Denny's bacon, sausage, AND ham breakfast? Just another scapegoat. Strip off that roll and you have a perfect Atkins breakfast.
Gee, I even made myself hungry.
* By example, there is nothing meaningfully easier about using corn syrup than using cane sugar for soft drinks. That's why the rest of the world uses cane sugar (and because they don't have subsidies jacking up the price).
Whereabouts in Thailand are you? My brother lived in Thailand for several years, north of Chaing Mai, up near the border.
He married a local woman, who is a very good cook. She makes an excellent sausage, though it's nothing like Western breakfast sausages, and far to spicy for me.
It seems that Northern Thai cooking is quite different from Bangkok cooking, which is what she says is served in most Thai restaurants in the states. Unfortunately, she can't get restaurant managers of the restaurants she has worked in to try any Northern dishes.
My stomach's growlin'. When does Burger King open?
I don't know about that. When I lived in England, my house (rented) was in the middle of a large sugar beet producing area. The farmers said that nearly all of their beets went for sugar. Only the local people and restaurants actually ate their beets as beets.
One local cook at a restaurant I sometimes ate at admitted that he got many of the beets served at his fine establishment off of the side of the road, after falling from a farmers truck. Of course, he served vegetables in the time-hounoured British way, boiled to within an inch of dissolving, so germies were not an issue.
Yup, you're exactly right. I keep hearing, "we eat so much more than we do in the past", whereas in reality we eat much less. Who eats three squares a day anymore? It's coffee for breakfast, a salad or soup or sandwich for lunch, and the only square meal is dinner. If you look at the meals people used to eat in the 19th century and first half of the 20th century, it's amazing how much they chowed down.
Ruby Tuesday's tried putting nutrition information in their menus for a short while. It was very illuminating. Basically, the steamed vegetable platter withOUT the mashed potatoes had more calories than the 6 ounce sirlion. As long as you don't order more than 16 ounces, and you don't order a T-Bone, you'll lose weight eating steak and salad. Skip the roll. You'll also lose weight eating scrambled eggs & bacon at Denny's.
I appear as a glutton to other people, chowing down fatty foods, simply because I am educated about my food choices. I look like I'm one of those lucky skinny people who can eat whatever they want and not gain weight, but in reality I have inherited hypothroidism.