I'm trying to overcome a fear....ummm...well, actually I'm procrastinating on paying my bills and other administrative tasks that must be done so I'm 'pretending' like this will make me overcome my fear...so, just humor me and read on.
There are certain things that can make me vomit on demand. Most of them are key phrases and I'm not going to mention them here. There is no need to because Troy, as he lives in his world of denial that he DOESN'T torture me, will post them anonomously. He just loves to see the look on my face when he says those two little words. At any rate, there are other things that don't make me vomit on demand, but that just make me feel really really quesy and once Troy adds those magic words, it's a bathroom party for me. One of those things that makes me quesy is this. Don't worry...it's okay to click it...it won't gross you out. I'm weird in my own way like that.
So, today on my way home I had to pass a KFC and they had those magic little words of "come get your gravy bowl today" pasted on the marquee. And I just got grossed out and at the same time, curious. I mean, I know why it grosses me out. The combination of fried chicken, gravy, mashed potatoes, corn, and then CHEESE (wtf?) just make my heart ache. Literally. I get these little chest pains and then start to think that I need to do more cardio. But I was curious as to what exactly was in each of those items that are layered in the bowl. Although, the combination sounds totally disgusting to me, I wondered how BAD is it for you?
But, first I had to overcome my fear of actually seeing the thing on their website. I knew it would be there. They're so freakin proud of themselves for inventing this garbage disposal of a bowl. I mean it's on every marquee...I've seen the commercial at least a thousand times and I don't even watch that much tv (cause i'm sadly too busy blogging...) So, staring fear right in it's nasty face, I am happy to provide you these insights about the "KFC's Famous Bowl".
KFC Famous Bowls consist of the following (as termed on the website): creamy mashed potatoes, sweet kernel corn, bite size pieces of all-white meat crispy chicken, topped with homestyle gravy and a 3-cheese blend, all the KFC favorites you know and love served in a convenient easy-to-eat bowl!
Total Bowl: 720 Calories, with 290 of those from fat or 32 gms of fat….and 2390 mgs of sodium (now I see why my chest hurts just looking at it)
I wanted to break it down but surprise surprise they have no nutritional information on the 3 cheese blend or the gravy when left alone or the corn because I’m sure that it’s been soaking in butter, or at the very least, a good hearty portion of partially hydrogenated oil.
Now add the super sized Pepsi on there at a whopping 280 calories (more than what I ate in my entire breakfast this morning), and you have a grand total of 1000 calories taken in. At one sitting.
But then I got bored with that because the website wouldn’t let me have my way, so I decided to make the most unhealthy, realisitically eaten combination of their menu items. Here’s what I had:
A Crispy Twister 670 calories, 340 of those fat (making more than 50% of it fat) and 1650 mgs of sodium.
Potato Wedges: 240 cals, 100 from fat (42% of it is fat) and 830 mgs of sodium (I choose to not extra salt them either, go me!).
Cole Slaw: 190 cals, 100 from fat (53%) and whew…only 300 mgs of sodium.
Oh, and add my Pepsi at 280 cals (no fat) and 70 mgs of sodium.
And dessert, cause even though I said I was givin it up, I just couldn’t help my fat ass…I mean self...yeah, that's what I meant....
A scrumptious piece of pecan pie at 480 cals, 190 from fat (40%) and 360 mgs of sodium.
My total meal cost me:
730 or 39% of my meal was fat
And now I know why my chest was hurting…drum roll please…3210 mgs of sodium, and since the recommended intake for THE WHOLE FREAKIN DAY is only 1000-3000mgs per day, I think I just had a heart attack…
And I only threw up once during my research!
PS. People, you better not get to used to this, because in exactly 3 weeks and 6 days I will be back to POSTING ABOUT RUNNING.
And before you ask, yes I DID watch "Super Size Me" and LOVED IT! I only wish I had of thought of it sooner....of course, I woulda made Troy eat all the meals while I conducted my research...yes, that's what I woulda done.
And to all the weekend warriers, Happy Running this weekend! Run one for me!