The Calorie Detective

by Anne Bennett on February 14, 2013

When you buy a sandwich at Subway, do you ask for the nutritional information so that you can keep track of how much you’re eating? According to this video from yesterday’s New York Times, those anonymously-authored corporate labels may leave you with more (girth) than you bargained for.

Actually, the Subway sandwich analysis was the most accurate of all of the items tested, which makes me proud of good old Jared! He wouldn’t deceive us, not on his slimmed-down life!

My biggest disappointment was the so-called “healthy” vegan veggie sandwich that was supposed to be a mere 228 calories but came in at the same total as a McDonald’s Big Mac (550 calories).  Does this mean I can no longer trust those wholesome-looking items at Whole Foods? Just goes to show you, you can’t judge a sandwich by its wrap.

What’s the best way to keep track of your intake?  Prepare it at home.  Don’t kid yourself–if you buy a shrink-wrapped muffin at a gas station, you’re putting your health–and your weight–in the hands of someone who doesn’t give a damn what you eat.

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