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Comparing Fast Food Fries, Which Choices are Lighter?

Fries At:

Serving Size

Calories

Total Fat Grams

Total Dietary Fiber Grams

Saturated Fat Grams

Trans Fats

Burger King Fries

1 small

245

12.88

2.1

3.23

3.79

 

1 medium

387

20.36

3.4

5.11

5.99

 

1 large

530

27.84

4.6

6.99

8.19

 

1 king

642

33.76

5.6

8.47

9.93

McDonalds Fries

1 small

224

11.45

3.0

1.48

0.093

 

1 medium

370

18.86

4.9

2.44

0.153

 

1 large

487

24.82

6.5

3.21

0.202

Wendys Fries

1 kid's

226

11.52

2.6

2.27

n/a

 

1 small

360

18.34

4.2

3.62

n/a

 

1 medium

453

23.05

5.3

4.55

n/a

 

1 large

587

29.86

6.8

5.89

n/a

Potato, Baked*

1 small

134

0.18

3.2

0.035

0.00

 

1 medium

168

0.22

4.0

0.043

0.00

 

1 large

290

0.39

6.9

0.075

0.00

Saving Calories & Slashing Fat - and Triglycerides by Making Healthier Choices

Here are more comparisons based on calorie content and fat grams that visually show just how many fat grams and calories we can save by making a smart choice:

Fries At:

Serving Size

Calories

Total Fat Grams

Total Dietary Fiber Grams

Saturated Fat Grams

Trans Fats

Burger King Fries

1 small

245

12.88

2.1

3.23

3.79

 

1 medium

387

20.36

3.4

5.11

5.99

 

1 large

530

27.84

4.6

6.99

8.19

 

1 king

642

33.76

5.6

8.47

9.93

McDonalds Fries

1 small

224

11.45

3.0

1.48

0.093

 

1 medium

370

18.86

4.9

2.44

0.153

 

1 large

487

24.82

6.5

3.21

0.202

Wendys Fries

1 kid's

226

11.52

2.6

2.27

n/a

 

1 small

360

18.34

4.2

3.62

n/a

 

1 medium

453

23.05

5.3

4.55

n/a

 

1 large

587

29.86

6.8

5.89

n/a

Potato, Baked*

1 small

134

0.18

3.2

0.035

0.00

 

1 medium

168

0.22

4.0

0.043

0.00

 

1 large

290

0.39

6.9

0.075

0.00

Reducing Fatty Acids, Smart Choice Towards Better Health

* Potato nutrition facts are based on a Russet baked potato with the skin and flesh and no added salt. Here are the dimensions based on the size of the spud:

1 small potato is 1 3/4" to 2 1/2" in diameter.
1 medium potato is 2 1/4" to 3 1/4" in diameter.
1 large potato is 3" to 4 1/4" in diameter.


But whether it's a pack of fries in question or a bag of potato chips, isn't it worth eating the potato instead if doing such will accomplish a healthy weight? A sacrifice in taste might be in order at the beginning of the diet plan, but perhaps my personal experience can reassure those striving to drop unwanted weight.

The Natural Flavors of Food

Over time, the body adjusts to the wonderful natural flavors of food. Whereas I used to pile my rice with salt and so much better that my rice appeared yellow rather than white, now I enjoy rice in its plain state. And guess what? It's delicious! Was it difficult to tame my cravings for salt and butter? Oh goodness, YES.

But I made a choice; I wanted to be at my recommended healthy weight MORE than I wanted the salt or butter - or that chocolate chip cookie - or whatever food that was sitting in my humble kitchen, ready to tumble into my tummy and in turn, into my fat cells who were always crying out for more food. And you can too!

Foregoing Disease by Cutting Unhealthy Fats, Calories

My father passed away due to complications surrounding diabetes, having heart, kidney and extreme potassium issues before his death.

His inability to maintain a healthy weight, as well as embrace a healthy daily diet was his demise. Unfortunately, I inherited his diabetic gene, experiencing gestational diabetes which almost-always reverts into full-blown diabetes, so I knew for years that I needed to work on getting off the weight.

Finally, I made some tough choices and I've never looked back. Losing weight has kept diabetes away, and gave me the ability to leave those high blood pressure and cholesterol-reducing medications in the dust many years ago. And you can too!  

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