I have this slight fascination with nutritional information.
So.. I looked up a lot of foods that my family normally enjoys just to see what the numbers were...
A member of my family typically has this during a regular weekday:
Burger King Breakfast Biscuit with bacon, egg, sausage, and cheese:
570 calories / 40 g fat / 13 g sat fat
Burger King Hash browns:
258 calories/ 16.6 g fat / 4.6 g sat fat
204 calories / 0 g fat
Tyson nuggets (9 pieces):
405 calories / 31.5 g fat / 6.8 g sat fat
Stouffer's Macaroni and Cheese:
529 calories / 25.7 g fat / 10.6 g sat fat
That's 1966 calories / 113.8 g fat / 35 g sat fat
and that's not including various snacks eaten during the day.
Based on the FDA, the recommended fat intake for this family member is maximum 75 g a day...
I'm sad because this family member is so young.. and I can tell if they continue to go on this path they'll have lots of health issues in the future.
I'm the first to admit that I used to eat this way for much of my childhood and it caused me a lot of eating problems when I tried to stop (starving, binging, purging, laxative abuse, etc).
Being in a family with a history of eating disorders, I dont want them to develop an unhealthy sense of self, but honestly my plead goes unheeded and the majority of my family continues to eat this way alienating the few of us that choose to eat somewhat healthy foods.
Any advice on what I should do?
I cant really talk about it that candidly because I'm already known as the 'Diet Nazi' in my family.