Have It Your Way
By Stephanie Lynn, age 22, Massachusetts
Nothing could be worse than a Whopper with cheese and extra large fries, right?? Uh, how about a Triple Whopper? ... Or better yet, that quadruple burger with four strips of bacon and a truckload of cheese Hardees was advertising a while back? Then there's Wendy's Baconator - with six strips of bacon and 51 grams of fat (more than a full day's allotment), it's guaranteed to terminate your chances of fitting into your prom dress.
When even the fast food salads have more fat and calories than your basic burger (thanks to the dressing), how can you enjoy that flame broiled taste and still fit into your skinny jeans?
Okay, how about this? Suppose you say "no cheese and hold the mayo"? And maybe extra onions if you're in a foul mood. Okay, no extra onions. Besides an acceptable amount in the burger itself, the real fat is in all that mayo they goop on your Whopper. By just saying no to the mayo and cheese, congrats, you've just cut almost half the calories and more than half the fat from your Whopper. Yessss.
And get this ... without the mayo and cheese, you can actually taste the flame broiling they talk about in the commercials!!! Order it with a bottle of water, or a Diet Coke if you must.
Yeah, it's a little drier, but the bun doesn't turn to mush from soaking up a gallon of mayo. And best of all, it actually tastes much better. Lettuce and tomato are recommended. I like pickles, and onions depend on whether I want to offend the person I'm meeting with. With some people I wish the onions were stronger. (lol)
Or better yet, be like Jared and go to Subway. Only thing is, when you're there, watch Jared very carefully. You'll notice that he nixes the mayo, cheese, and chips, and he avoids some of the sandwich choices altogether. I guess he doesn't have time to mention that in his commercials.