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how bad for you is Taco Bell?

Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by jacksonpt, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. jacksonpt

    jacksonpt Turbo Monkey

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    Cutting out fast food has been pretty easy... but I really like Taco Bell tacos - any idea how bad for me they are? I get the same thing every time - 2 regular soft tacos with just meat and cheese - no beans, sour cream, etc. etc... just whatever that seasoned ground beef looking stuff is, cheese, and their fire sauce.

    So, waddya think?
     
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  2. MTB_Rob_NC

    MTB_Rob_NC What do I have to do to get you in this car TODAY?

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    Id be curious as to what some people know as well. I am a fan of the Chix soft taco when I need something fast.
     
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    corey_rideDC Turbo Monkey

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    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    Doesn't taco bell have a link on thier site to nutrional content? If they don't then you have to wonder why not?...D
     
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    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    MTB_Rob_NC What do I have to do to get you in this car TODAY?

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    H8R Cranky Pants

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    :think:
     
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    corey_rideDC Turbo Monkey

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    that's not what i'm getting...

    Regular Style Chicken Ranchero Taco
    Cheddar Cheese, Chicken, Fiesta Salsa, Lettuce, Spicy Avocado Dressing, Tortilla

    Calories: 270
    Total Fat: 14

    and i usually get 2... :dead:
     
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  9. jacksonpt

    jacksonpt Turbo Monkey

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    cool, thanks.

    so, 1 regular soft taco with seasoned beef, cheese, and fire sauce:

    210 calories
    10g fat
    4g sat fat
    25mg cholesterol
    710mg sodium
    22g carbs
    1g fiber
    10g protein

    so, that's one taco, multiply it all by 2 for a "meal" and it's eh... lots of fat, but good protein and reasonable carbs. So all in all, not toooo awfully bad.
     
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    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    ok now think about all the things that are in the food that you don't know about...preservatives, artificial ingredients, and genetically modified food......now a days I'm more concerned about the quality of my food and where it comes from...D
     
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    Jeez, I hope T-Bell is not bad for you. I would be left with...
    well, I would find something, somewhere to eat.
     
  14. Spunger

    Spunger Git yer dumb questions here

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    We live across the street from a Taco Bell. It's the most generic mexican food you can get in southern california. I can see it being great in parts where "mexicans" are only seen on TV but I'll take the real stuff if possible. I dunno about you guys but since when does sour cream and guac come out of a bathroom caulking dispensor?

    You'd think it was good for you, with lettuce, cheese, veggies etc....but once you think about it.......the low grade of meat, and the shells/tortillas it kills you. If I eat there I try to get something with steak or chicken as it's a meat I know came from a cow or chicken rather than their seasoned hamburger meat which is sort of a mystery to most.

    Weight watchers really shows how sucky some items on their menu can be. Say you get 25 points a day, a bean and cheese burrito is 9 points. Just one burrito. Taco frescos (tacos without the cheese, but replaced with salsa) is 3-4 points each. So that's not that bad. I want to say tostada's were the best thing on the menu for you (according to Weight Watchers)

    But if you're going to fast food why try to eat super healthy and such? It's fast food for a reason, goes in fast, comes out fast :) I use to eat Taco Bell 3-5 times a week, now we're down to 1-3 times a month maybe. Sometimes it's just better than a cheese burger and friends or what not.
     
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    taco bell is one of the better fast food joints b.c they have to drain most of the crap out of the meat or it just makes a mess.... by no means healthy but... what can ya do?
     
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    I say enjoy the taco bell, especially their baja sauce. At least you can get some beans in your meal, unlike other places. Just limit your intake of the scary beef and I think you'll live a nice long time :thumb: