Scott Hanselman

Dietary and Nutritional Information for Fast Food Restaurants

August 18, '04 Comments [5] Posted in Diabetes
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Wow, and then one day the internet does something useful by providing me with Dietary and Nutritional Information for Fast Food Restaurants.

Steak & Cheese Sub, 6-inch Classic sandwich
steak and melted cheese with lettuce, tomato, onion, green peppers, olives, pickles, cheese, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper on Italian white bread
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size:
  1 6-inch sub • 256g
Amount Per Serving
Calories  390Calories from Fat  126
% DV*
Total Fat  14g22%
    Saturated Fat  5g25%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium  1210mg50%
Total Carbohydrate  48g16%
    Dietary Fiber  5g20%
    Sugars  7g 
Protein  24g48%
Vitamin A  10%Vitamin C  40%
Calcium  15%Iron  45%

Unofficial Pts: 8

Percent of Calories from:
Fat-32.3%     Carb-49.2%     Protein-24.6%    
(Total may exceed 100% due to rounding)

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. I am a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2004 10:11:52 PM UTC
Awesome! Good find.

I also really like Yum! Brands' (Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut) meal nutrition calculator [http://www.yumbrands.com/nutrition/default.htm]. It's great because you can, for instance, take the cheese off of one of your tacos and it will calculate accordingly!

I've been using FitDay [http://www.fitday.com/] to track my nutrition for a couple of years now. If only I could get a dump from one of those web sites and import it into my FitDay!
Thursday, August 19, 2004 6:08:27 AM UTC
Great. Just freakin Great. Now I'll never be able to eat another one of these: http://www.dietfacts.com/html/items/24966.htm

I guess the upside is that I could down 5 of these and not have to eat for the rest of the week. Think of the time I'll save.
Tuesday, August 24, 2004 7:34:28 PM UTC

Alway pay very close attention to what constitutes a "serving". It will surprise you.
Abdu
Wednesday, August 25, 2004 4:48:05 PM UTC
I'm assuming "Unofficial Pts" are Weight Watcher points, right?

This is a great site to know about. Thanks. There are still a lot of gaps, but it's getting there.
Thursday, September 23, 2004 11:29:34 AM UTC
A great program I've discovered in helping Diabetes Type 2 is at a place called Green Mountain at Fox Run. It's in Vermont and runs a diabetes program with it's partner, the Joslin Diabetes Center. It's a healthy weight loss program without dieting and the next one is just coming up November 7th for anyone who interested: http://www.fitwoman.com/diabetes.htm.

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