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Fast Food Nutritional Values

Brockton | Dec 5, 2002 02:37 PM

I've been doing a low carb diet recently and I find that eating at fast food places are cheap and easy. I am a bit concerned, however, that I may be eating too many carbs unknowingly. All fast food places are required to post the nutritional composition of their foods, but they do it as to the whole item and not to its ingredients.

For example, I enjoy getting a double Whopper with cheese, no tomato, no onion, no ketchup, heavy mayo. While I think that this should be low to no carbs, I'm not sure. Maybe BK uses cheese that has carbs in it. Maybe their mayo does. I don't know. Looking at the chart on the wall only tells me that there are 40 carbs, but this includes the bread, ketchup, tomato and onion. What is the value when those are removed?

Similarly, does anyone know the carb value of a McDonalds sausage patty? I like the sausage, egg and cheese muffin. I just don't eat the muffin.

Is there a resource on the web that gives the individual nutritional content of fast food ingredients? I don't care to eat fast food unless it really will help me lose weight. Thanks in advance.

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