I finally got rid of about 15 pounds in 2 months and that is a huge deal for me! I am not really where I want to be but I will get there soon!!! I was 165ish and now i am down to 150lbs.
Do we need to go further?
Well, yes. What is the purpose of comparing these two meals? (Or rather, this one meal with another quantity of food?)
Having more or less calories does inherently make one meal superior to another. We still have to consider things like cost, convenience, personal taste, storage, refrigeration, access to appliances, access to cooking implements, knowledge of cooking, access to running water and cleaning products, etc. There are a lot of difference between one meal that you can pick-up premade and another that has to first be purchased and then prepared in some way.
And especially considering that the average adult needs to eat roughly 2,000 calories each day, eating between 400-500 calories in one meal is a perfectly fine range. Listing calories isn’t going to inherently determine a meal’s quality.
Not to mention one is processed food and has little to no nutrition in it. The other is whole foods which does have a ton of nutrition.
You get what you pay for.
A McDonald’s sausage biscuit with egg has 16g of protein, 6% of your daily vitamin A, 30% of your calcium, 15% of your iron and 4% of your dietary fiber. Just because it’s processed doesn’t mean that the food is nutritionally vacant. It’s still a decent breakfast, especially if it is what’s available and appealing to a person.
A fast food breakfast is not inherently inferior to a homemade breakfast. As listed above, there are just too many factors involved for us to make accurate blanket statements about which meal is better or worse in all cases.
You’re not eating better just because you’re paying more money.
This is why you’re one of my favorite blogs. Your explanations are always patient and on point.