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ZX759
07-21-2003, 04:48 PM
I currently eat Boston Market's macaroni & cheese microwave meals almost daily. I do not understand nutrion very much and was wondering on a scale of 1-5 how healthy it is. McDonalds being a 1 and tuna being a 5. What are the pros and cons of this meal?

Nutrion Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cup (220g)
Servings per container: 1.5
Calories 330 from fat 100
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 940mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 14%
Dietary fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 6g 8%
Protein 15g


thanks

unshift
07-21-2003, 05:40 PM
1

raniali
07-21-2003, 05:52 PM
:withstupi

just in case you didn't realize, it's bad * 1.5.

papaoso2k1
07-21-2003, 05:54 PM
damn LOOK AT THE SODIUM...940 MG

Ironman8
07-21-2003, 07:33 PM
Damn, I could go for some macaroni right now :drooling:

Umm... anyways... 1.

dirty-c
07-21-2003, 08:57 PM
C'mon guys. I think putting it on the same level as mcdonalds might be a bit harsh. Sure, its starchy processed noodles, but as long as he's working out that day, that might actually be a good thing (much better than eating nothing, anyway). The protein from the cheese is alright. Sodium's a little high, but that won't prevent him from building muscle, probably just from cutting up.

The better question to ask is why you're eating these things EVERYDAY. Is it convenience? Laziness? No one ever said bodybuilding nutrition was easy, otherwise everyone would have muscles. Sometimes you just gotta make ur meals in groups at a time, and eat them later. A few microwave meals everyonce ina while aren't going to kill you, but every single day might be bit much.

Score: 2

If your looking to build muscles, your better off eating something than nothing...

raniali
07-22-2003, 11:32 AM
actually - i would have to say his choice is worse than McDonald's. this is from one simple cheeseburger.....


Nutrition and Ingredient Information
Cheeseburger
Serving Size: 4.2 oz (119 g)

A slice of American Cheese on a 100% beef patty, pickle, onions, ketchup and mustard on a toasted bun.
customize this menu item


Nutrition Facts view more details



cals: 330
fat: 14
sat'd fat: 6
cholesterol: 45
sodium: 800
carbs: 35
fiber: 2
protein: 15


Ingredients
Beef Patty
100% pure USDA inspected beef; no additives, no fillers, no extenders.
Regular Bun
Enriched bleached wheat flour (malted barley flour, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, iron, folic acid), water, high fructose corn syrup, vegetable oil (partially hydrogenated soybean oil), yeast. Contains 2 percent or less salt, wheat gluten, calcium sulfate, ammonium chloride, ascorbic acid, azodicarbomide, diacetyl tartaric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides, corn flour, soy flour, calcium peroxide, mono- and diglycerides, propionic acid, phosphoric acid, ethoxylated mono- and diglycerides, wheat flour, silicon dioxide, sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate, fungal enzymes, calcium propionate (as a preservative).
Sharp Pasteurized Processed American Cheese
Cultured milk, water, cream, sodium citrate, salt, sodium aluminum phosphate, sorbic acid (preservative), sodium phosphate, cheese culture, artificial color, acetic acid, enzymes, lecithin.
Ketchup
Tomato concentrate from red ripe tomatoes, distilled vinegar, high fructose corn syrup, water, salt, natural flavors (vegetable source).
Mustard
Vinegar, water, mustard seed, salt, turmeric, paprika, spice extractives.
Pickle Slices
Cucumbers, water, distilled vinegar, salt, calcium chloride, sodium benzoate or potassium sorbate (preservative), natural flavor (vegetable source), alum, polysorbate 80, turmeric.
Onions (Dehydrated)

Grill Seasoning
Salt, pepper, partially hydrogenated vegetable oil (cottonseed and soybean).


Allergens and Sensitivities
Allergens
Wheat, Milk, Soybean
Food Sensitivities
Gluten

mikey4402
07-22-2003, 11:49 AM
yeah i would give it a 1. all them tv dinners arnt realy good for you. like dirty said make your meals ahead of time and put them in contaners for later.

GhettoSmurf
07-22-2003, 11:56 AM
how about <1

i think in some cases, i'd almost choose a hamburger from mcdonalds over that.

Manveet
07-22-2003, 12:13 PM
Originally posted by ZX759
I currently eat Boston Market's macaroni & cheese microwave meals almost daily. I do not understand nutrion very much and was wondering on a scale of 1-5 how healthy it is. McDonalds being a 1 and tuna being a 5. What are the pros and cons of this meal?

Nutrion Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cup (220g)
Servings per container: 1.5
Calories 330 from fat 100
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 940mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 14%
Dietary fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 6g 8%
Protein 15g


thanks

I eat T.V. dinner pastas every now and again. I think they have a similiar profile to what you're eating right now, maybe a little lower on the sodium though. If the rest of your diet is solid with proper ratios etc.. and you train hard, eating this meal once a day will have very little effect on your health.

Khar
07-23-2003, 10:18 AM
dooooooood, stop now or your heart will shrivel up.

Thats a fine meal...I personally wouldn't indulge in that once per day or at all for that matter. But as long as you eat well otherwise and stay within your caloric limits, it will not affect you too greatly.