unnamednewbie13
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The Subway stuff amounts to pretty much eating too much bread and maybe too many servings of cheese and meat. All that bit about losing weight by eating Subway before Jared was outed as a creepy villain, you still have to exercise portion control and maybe burn some calories in your day.

Also lol at the alcoholics who obsess with health food except when it comes to getting absolutely sloshed.
uziq
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subway is every bit as bad for you as mcdonald’s tbh. those huge sandwiches and all their processed fillings are full of salt, sugar, fat, etc. not to mention the classic scenario of people getting their ‘healthy’ lunch baguettes and salad boxes not so much lightly drizzled as inundated with maximum-unhealth toppings and sauces at the end of the counter. ‘but my foot-long baguette of salty-sweet bread covered in a flume of bbq/ranch dressing is so much healthier than a quarter-pounder!’

it was genius marketing by subway to position themselves as a ‘healthy alternative’ to the big bad trio of burger king/mcdonald’s/KFC and so on. but marketing was really all it is. subway’s lunch offers swap out fries and coke for, er, a packet of chips and a coke. or why not have a large cookie with that over-stuffed baguette, sir? healthy!

it’s amazing to me that subway literally marketed, in all seriousness, the ‘success story’ of a guy who ate subway everyday to ‘lose weight’. truly a testament to an advertising culture that tries to sell opiates on TV like candy. lmao. didn’t that jared guy lose weight by only eating one subway per day in total? well, yeah, anyone is going to lose weight if they go from eating 3-5 meals a day to 1. still doesn’t mean that subway isn’t a terrible choice for nutrition and sensible diet in every way.

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unnamednewbie13
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The marketing worked. Subway was the "healthy lunch" for the longest time, and the screams of nutritionists (into the void) were drowned out by commercials of some dude walking around (before people later split hairs irt his degree of pedophilia).

It doesn't (or shouldn't) take a food genius to understand that a 12" or even 6" length of THICK bred generously drizzled with oil and fatty toppings isn't the healthiest thing to eat on the regular, or that drowning your salad in dressing defeats the whole purpose of eating healthy. In pretty much every case, you'd be better off with the burger and a normal side of fries. A mere fraction of the bread. A sandwich a day diet is not a balanced meal plan. Completely irresponsible, arguably malicious targeting of a market prone to or suffering from obesity.

Also gotta laugh at the packaged grocery store salads. A dozen broccoli florets, some cherry tomatoes, and a double handful of baby carrots in a plastic bowl, but with enough dip to coat every surface of every piece. Better use it, wouldn't want it to go to waste!
Dilbert_X
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Subway is still the least bad mainstream fast food option.
If there's nothing else and I forgot to make sandwiches thats what I pick, although obviously the average deli is preferable.
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unnamednewbie13
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Don't be fooled, Subway is junk fast food ranking down there with the rest of junk fast food. Unhealthy menu, a dispensary of cholesterol bombs that would make a Big Mac blush. You would probably be better off eating a Reese's peanut butter cup.
uziq
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Dilbert_X wrote:

Subway is still the least bad mainstream fast food option.
If there's nothing else and I forgot to make sandwiches thats what I pick, although obviously the average deli is preferable.
it's actually not true though, not at all true. that's the canniness of their marketing.

you can eat a whopper meal at burger king and have it be less calories than a subway sandwich.

like there is no 'least bad' about it at all. it's all just marketing and perception.
unnamednewbie13
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It's interesting to have a case study to bounce this off of, but weird that it's coming from the resident scientist.
Dilbert_X
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I need calories to do stuff, what I don't need is grease and cartilage.
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uziq
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also lmao at the eco-warrior who 'always eats locally' and brags about his green credentials just, ho hum, 'accidentally' dropping by subway every week.

notoriously locally sourced subway.
uziq
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Dilbert_X wrote:

I need calories to do stuff, what I don't need is grease and cartilage.
there's a vegan/vegetarian/fake meat option at every major fast food chain now. but, sure, why not, let's get into another 15 post back-and-forth about why dilbert's consumption is, ackshually, ethical and best, and why idiots (mostly "americans", it seems) are all stupid fatsos who are stuffing their faces and despoiling the planet.

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Dilbert_X
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uziq wrote:

'accidentally' dropping by subway every week.
You're really good at making stuff up.

I can count the number of times I've eaten at subway in my life on one hand.

I'm really good at remembering to make sandwiches.
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unnamednewbie13
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The healthiest thing you could possibly assemble at a Subway is a bland salad using bland ingredients with thawed guac. With "eating healthy" in mind, it's not even worth the drive.

Again, daily calorie intake is not the only thing people should be paying attention to. You could meet 2k on nothing but potato chips, all the time. Should you? No.
uziq
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I'm really good at remembering to make sandwiches.
we all know your mother packs your lunchbox.

https://blog.kitchenstuffplus.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Marvel-Comics-Lunch-Box.jpg
unnamednewbie13
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I feel like we're witnessing some kind of cell division on Captain America's chin. Does he reproduce asexually? Also, what is he standing on? The others are flying (or swinging).

Some kids who grew up in bad towns used to fill those lunch pails with rocks for a handy self-defense bludgeon.
uziq
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i had to specifically search for old lunchboxes. in my head they all have the square briefcase design from the neon-plastic 1990s.

you'd be encouraged to know that, it seems, all the contemporary lunchbox designs are very bougie, evidently designed with lots of compartments for sliced vegetables and fruits. none of that in my day ... we got our '5 a day' from froobs and sugary tube yoghurts.
unnamednewbie13
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I had bulky, tilt-top cooler a little bigger than those old metal pails that wouldn't be out of place at a picnic or a ballgame. Rather awkward to tote around though, and didn't really fit in my backpack with books. Not as "tv-cool" as a brown paper bag, but it did keep food cold.

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