The Taco Bell Drive Thru Diet…For Real Weight Loss?
Have you seen this Taco Bell Diet commercial recently?
Sorry but this commercial actually made me laugh…Yeah the subway diet was a little more believable but an actual Taco Bell Drive Thru Diet? Is this for real?
Well let’s explore in more detail.
First, let’s take a look at our lovely array of Taco Bell Diet selections:
Ok, I don’t know about you, but fast food never looks that good once it’s sitting in your lap…
Anyhow, these Fresco items may be a bit healthier than other drive thru options, such as McDonald’s Double Quarter Pounder or Burger King’s Whopper but they are not necessarily HEALTHY for you.
If your goal really is weight loss and to lead a healthier lifestyle wouldn’t the best idea be to cut out fast food altogether? We all know it’s not good for us…
Yes, it’s great that they load it up with lots of veggies such as lettuce and tomatoes. That’s definitely a plus! But what else is really in these things?
Let’s check out the nutrition facts in a little more depth:
I don’t know about you but a 340 calorie burrito is a lot of calories, and not to mention the 50+ carbs in your white, processed tortilla and the fatty cheese that can really spike your blood sugar and clog your arteries. Keep in mind these aren’t giant burritos here. I’m not even sure one would really fill me up, I’d probably need at least two to avoid starving in about an hour.
Now calorie wise the soft taco selections aren’t all that bad, but they aren’t exactly packed with the amounts of protein and fiber you should be getting either, and once again I think just eating one would leave me wanting more.
In addition, these burritos and tacos are fast food so there will always be loaded with tons of salt and added chemicals!! MMM tasty!
So sorry, I’m going to have to say the Taco Bell Drive Thru diet is definitely not the way to go and I would not recommend it as a great way to lose weight or lead a healthy lifestyle. There are plenty of other restaurants in the area that are healthier and hey whatever happened to packing a lunch?
And really the best part is their disclaimer found at drivethrudiet.com:
“Drive-Thru-Diet® is not a weight-loss program. For a healthier lifestyle, pay attention to total calorie and fat intake and regular exercise. Taco Bell’s Fresco Menu can help with calorie reductions of 20 to 100 per item compared to corresponding products on our regular menu. Not a low calorie food. For complete nutritional information please visit TacoBell.com”
Yes, even Taco Bell admits this is not a low calorie food…Hmmm…yes high calorie food isn’t exactly the ideal diet now is it?
So what do you think? Would you eat the Taco Bell Diet?