PART 2: Lunch on a bad day

We have talked about Part 1: Breakfast, so what does a ‘bad day’ lunch look like?  I would typically leave my office and drive about 10 blocks to the nearest restaurants with drive-thrus – Wendy’s, McDonald’s and A&W are in the same area.  I am not sure why I find the drive-thru so alluring, perhaps it has something to do with not having to get out of the car – that might need its own post.

Wendy’s burgers are my favorite so I would pull up to the menu board and order:

wendys triplewendys fries


A Triple (3/4 lbs): 1060 calories
Chocolate Frosty (small): 300 calories
Medium Fries (medium): 430 calories
Diet Coke (large): 0 calories

Total: 1790 Calories

Yes, this is one meal!  After eating my Wendy’s burger, I might decide that I wasn’t ‘full’ and often I would move along to McDonald’s and order 2 burgers from their $1.39 menu – a McDouble and a Junior Chicken.  With these burgers coming in at 370 calories and 380 calories respectively for an additional 750 calories, my lunch clocks in at:

2550 Calories

Let me remind you that breakfast was at 1530 calories…

Up next: Part 3, Supper


This morning I did an interview with CBC Radio’s Eyeopener.  Check it out below:

Eyeopener capture


Photo credit for Wendy’s Triple:

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