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5 Worst Drive-Thru Foods(suggestions for Dinner)
Yahoo "Health" ^ | Apr 08, 2011 | By David Zinczenko with Matt Goulding

Posted on 04/13/2011 7:19:05 AM PDT by US Navy Vet

How much time did you spend in your car last week? Ten hours? Fifteen maybe? Wow, that sounds like a lot. But it's still probably an underestimate: As it turns out, the average American now spends 21 hours per week stuck inside a mobile metal box.

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Doesn't this make ya HUNGRY!
1 posted on 04/13/2011 7:19:08 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

21 hours...avg 40 mph = 840 miles x 52 weeks = 43,680 miles per year. I don’t think so....


2 posted on 04/13/2011 7:23:33 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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Its probably an average of 10 mph, stuck in traffic trying to get to work or home.


3 posted on 04/13/2011 7:25:37 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Fried egg rolls from Dodge’s Store in Basset, Va


4 posted on 04/13/2011 7:25:45 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Not sure if the number in the article is accurate, but I am guessing most people are also sitting a traffic lights or going very slow on the highway during a good portion of their commute. My wife works maybe 6 miles from home, but has a 30+ minute commute most days.


5 posted on 04/13/2011 7:26:28 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: US Navy Vet

Ah, US Navy vet.....
that’s why it’s SO great being retired...
from the Navy!


6 posted on 04/13/2011 7:26:44 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: US Navy Vet

A tuna sandwich made the list?

How odd.


7 posted on 04/13/2011 7:29:32 AM PDT by patton (I am sure that I have done dumber thigns in my life, but at the moment, I am unable to recall them.)
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""3. WORST BURGER
Hardee’s 2/3 lb. Monster Thickburger
1,320 calories
95 g fat (36 g saturated)
3,020 mg sodium

At one-third pound of beef, the original Thickburger offers plenty by way of gluttony, but compared to this thing it appears positively conservative. Mashed between beef and bun are 4 strips of bacon, 3 slices of cheese, and a big gob of mayonnaise. That's how it earns nearly twice the saturated fat you should consume in an entire day!""

8 posted on 04/13/2011 7:29:32 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: US Navy Vet
Nation of Nancies Alert...

We've called Quizno's out for this sandwich before, and we'll keep at it until they decide trim back on the excesses.

OK Mommy pants.

9 posted on 04/13/2011 7:30:23 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: US Navy Vet

When road tripping, my personal preference is Sonic. They serve their burgers in those neat foil envelopes which are perhaps the most sanitary way to eat while driving without getting ketchup and mustard up and down your shirt, or juggling wrappers, boxes, etc. The McDonald breakfast bagels are served in a similar paper envelope as well. Wish they’d do something simliar with their burgers...


10 posted on 04/13/2011 7:30:45 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: iowamark

Looks good,but I’m not sure if only one will be enough for dinner.


11 posted on 04/13/2011 7:31:13 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: US Navy Vet
This David Zinczenko guy could do some good with food comparisons. Nothing wrong about knowing what the specific health details of the food. But he goes on a moral high ground with it. Oh, the things he says are the “worst” look very tasty.
12 posted on 04/13/2011 7:31:41 AM PDT by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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To: iowamark

That looks good, but probably not what you would actually get.


13 posted on 04/13/2011 7:31:41 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: driftdiver

The estimate is a crap figure

Lets say you commute, the national average in cities is about 25 minutes.. but lets make it an even thirty to make the math easier.

30 minute commute each way to work... 1 hour per day 5 days a week = 5 hours

Lets say you go to the gym, and that adds 15 minutes each way... another 1/2 hour and you do that 3 days a week.. you’re pretty dedicated... so 1.5 hours per week.

Lets say you do typical shopping or errands during the week.. maybe 30 minutes per trip 2-3 trips a week... another 1 to 1.5 hours per week

And lets say on weekends you are running around like crazy and like to hit the open road and go places... another say 4 hours per day for 2 days.. 8 hours

So all that tallied up adds up to 15.5 hours on the top side. and I really don’t think folks spend 4 hours a day on the weekends in their car.. but giving that as an outrageous example. you still don’t get to 21 hours per week.

10-15 would be my guess for the typical person in their car.


14 posted on 04/13/2011 7:36:59 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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I know a lot of people who spend more than that in their car.

In my area a 45 minute to 1 hour commute is average. Going anywhere to shop is a 30 minute to 1 drive each way.

I’d say the 15-20 hour range for total car time is realistic.


15 posted on 04/13/2011 7:40:39 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: US Navy Vet; beaversmom; Farmer Dean
Heart Attack Grill


16 posted on 04/13/2011 7:42:05 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: US Navy Vet

He should just list the food and keep his whining nancy-boy face shut.

It all looks very good.


17 posted on 04/13/2011 7:42:44 AM PDT by ConservativeWarrior (In last year's nests, there are no birds this year.)
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the average American now spends 21 hours per week stuck inside a mobile metal box.

Thats insane. and we wonder why . . .

18 posted on 04/13/2011 7:49:41 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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We've called Quizno's out for this sandwich before, and we'll keep at it until they decide trim back on the excesses.

Such a scold!

19 posted on 04/13/2011 7:51:14 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: beaversmom

C’mon, I’ve NEVER had fast food that didn’t look EXACTLY like the pretty adverts!


20 posted on 04/13/2011 7:52:23 AM PDT by Maverick68
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