Worst Foods in America

Good morning! 🙂

I don’t know about you, but I’m not ready for this day to start. Honestly I just want to go back to bed for another, mmmm, say 4 hours or so and wake up slowly, maybe while watching an episode (or two) of Friends in bed. Then -while we’re talking about our wake-up dreams here- I would love to take a long hot bath while reading my magazines… maybe I’d doze off in there too.

Okay, that’s not happening. Back to reality!

I have some interesting and thought provoking info for us today.

Food Matters published this article which combines the “worst food in America” according to Eat This, Not That and Men’s Health. Food Matters is actually a movie — have you seen it? I plan to watch it on Netflix soon. I love documentary-food type movies!

The list of worst foods in America is rather obvious, yet also surprising in the sense that most of us probably eat these same type of food quite often, not knowing just how bad they are for us or how many calories we’re consuming! I personally don’t eat fast food often, if at all (except for Subway, Quiznos) but still, several of these food items I’ve probably ate in some variation or another.

Here are a few that stood out for me (all taken from the original source here) :

Yeah, I think it’s quite obvious that when you order a tuna sandwich anywhere you are ordering MAYONNAISE as well. Also, is that two sandwiches or one? It’s huge! If I ate this whole thing I would be done for the day calorie wise. Yikes!

Gag. Me.

Are those pringles? Let’s see what we have here…. pringles, fake meat, fake cheese, crackers, an Air Head (seriously people) and sugar in a drink. I’d say that’s one awesome meal to feed your child. I’m sure all those nutrients would really help them succeed at school. NOT.

This one particularly stood out to me because we do eat frozen pizza. I think this serving size is a little (or lot) more that we eat, but we’d probably be surprised. I think I might re consider my frozen pizza choices next time!

You should check out all the listed foods. It’s really interesting!

I think (actually, I know) part of the problem in our nation is that food is literally over-sized. Children aren’t spending enough time outside and engaging in physical activity. Our views of what is healthy is totally screwed up. Kids aren’t eating healthy meals from the start. The list goes on. It’s about PREVENTION and EDUCATION. Two most important things right there.

This is why I think it’s so important to start healthy eating habits and exercise habits early in life, and educate our kids on what a balanced diet looks like. We don’t want this next generation to be even bigger and unhealthier!

Let me know your thoughts!

 Have you ever ate any of the food listed? Are you surprised at any of them? 

Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

3 thoughts on “Worst Foods in America

  1. I used to eat a 6″ tuna sub from subway 3 days a week until I learned that it was one of the worst (or the worst?) sub on the menu! I don't think I was surprised by anything on the list though I have seen a few of the Eat This, Not That lists.

    My husband and I are trying to work on portion control now. We both tend to over eat. My husband got used to eating HUGE meals when he was working on his family farm and working it all off, but now that he's not there very often, he's having to learn to cut back. I do too, as I always think I'm going to be starving to death if I don't order/make a lot of food. We're trying to work on these things now so that we set a good example for our son as he gets older and starts eating solids.

  2. thankfully never ate any of those… but this is a major problem in our country. Bad food everywhere you look. In order to eat healthy, one must prepare your own food & carry it with you everywhere. It's really ridiculous!

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