Chances are good that someone in your family has to keep a close watch on what he or she eats if he or she wants to continue fitting into his or her pants. I live in a house with four skinny guys who eat Pop Tarts as if they’re going out of style. (Actually, they kind of are going out of style.) Even the dogs are skinny.
And although I am a normal size, it does not come easy. I exercise and pay attention to what and how much I consume. To paraphrase Monica in an episode of “Friends,” I rarely let the fat girl inside of me eat.
There was a time that I regularly craved and gave into the saltiness and mayonnaisiness of the Burger King chicken sandwich. No, not that grilled one. The original, with “lettuce,” 660 calories and 40 grams of fat. And a Diet Coke, please?
But that was long ago. I’m smaller now, and so are my portions. And, I almost never eat fast food.
As many parents will attest, however, there comes a time when time is short and half the neighborhood is in your minivan, chanting for McDonald’s. What’s a girl (who wants to keep her BMI below 24) to do?
I don’t like the idea of hamburgers containing beef from 27 different cows, so even though a small burger might have fewer calories than a fast-food salad, I’m a little too skeeved out to eat one.
So, are Burger King’s latest offerings -- a turkey burger and a veggie burger -- the answer?
At 530 calories/26 grams of fat and 420 calories/16 grams of fat, respectively, it’s still up in the air. I hesitate to type these words, but ... maybe I’ll try them on an upcoming road trip and report back.I said maybe. No promises.