Our Top Five Diet Choices at Burger King
Whopper Junior - 340 calories
Regular Hamburger - 260 calories (when ordered from Value Menu)
BK Burger Minis - 420 calories (big enough to split with a friend)
8 piece chicken tenders - 380 calories
BK Veggie Burger - 410 calories
As a note, the BK Chicken Burger Minis are quite high in calories at 810 per order. If you order these be sure to split with a friend for 1/2 the caloric content.
There are other choices that can fit into your diet plan on the Burger King menu based solely on caloric content. Here are a few - but be sure to also check other nutritional facts for your food choices. While calories rule what we weigh, other aspects and components of the foods that we eat play a big role in our future level of health.
For example, foods containing high cholesterol and certain types of dietary fat can eventually clog arteries. Foods containing excess sodium can even impact our current health in the area of unhealthy blood pressure readings, uncomfortable water retention and may put certain individuals at high risk - such as those with kidney or heart conditions.
Chicken Tenders, 4 Pieces: 190 calories, 10 carb grams, 11 grams total fat, 2 saturated fat grams, 0 Trans fat, 25 mg of cholesterol and 310 mg of sodium.
Kid's Breakfast Muffin Sandwich: 240 calories, 11 grams of total fat, 4 saturated fat grams, 0 Trans fat, 95 mg of cholesterol, 23 carb grams, 9 protein grams and 550 mg of sodium. Consider ordering items from the kid's menu when you visit any restaurant; I do this whenever I'm dining out.
While a regular cheeseburger may contain over 700 calories, most of the kid's burgers contain about 300 calories. That's a substantial slash in caloric content as well as dietary fat content. Just don't ask for a booster chair or if you can sit on the clown's lap or your servers may think you're nuts. And please don't ask me how I know this.
Cheeseburger, Value Menu: 300 calories, 14 dietary fat grams, 6 grams of saturated fat, 0 Trans fat, 45 mg of cholesterol, 28 carb grams, 16 protein grams, and 710 mg of sodium. These restaurants are very good about packing excessive sodium into menu selections. Someone needs to hide their salt shakers, me thinks!
Strawberry Hand Spun Shake: 190 calories, 4 grams of total dietary fat, 2.5 grams of saturated fat, 15 mg of cholesterol, 4 protein grams, 31 grams of sugar, 35 carb grams.
These can equal a plethora of calories and fat grams. You're better off ordering single selections that can fit into your diet plan. For example, for 500 calories we can enjoy the Value Menu cheeseburger and a Strawberry Hand Spun Shake. Or we can enjoy a 4 piece Chicken Tender selection and a hand spun shake for less than 400 calories.
Small WhopperŽ Value Meal which includes the burger, small drink and small fry: 1200 calories, 57 total fat grams, 1 gram of Trans Fat, 14.5 saturated fat grams, 75 mg of cholesterol, 62 sugar grams, 146 carb grams and 1510 mg of sodium.
Double WhopperŽ Value Meal which includes the burger, small drink and small fry: 1430 calories, 74 total fat grams, 22.5 saturated fat grams, 140 mg of cholesterol, 146 carb grams, 1510 mg of sodium and 1.5 grams of Trans Fat.
Triple WhopperŽ Value Meal With Cheese which includes the burger, small drink and small fry: 1760 calories, 99 total fat grams, 2 Trans Fat grams, 35.5 saturated fat grams, 225 mg of cholesterol, 148 carb grams, 2080 mg of sodium and 75 grams of protein.
Let's boost one of the Value Meals to include large fry and drink:
Triple WhopperŽ Value Meal With Cheese which includes the burger, LARGE drink and LARGE fry: 2150 calories, 109 total fat grams, 2 Trans Fat grams, 38 saturated fat grams, 225 mg of cholesterol, 173 carb grams, 2390 mg of sodium and 77 grams of protein.
Wow, the caloric count sure took one giant leap for man, didn't it?
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