When Andy eats out at lunch during the week, he often goes to Subway. This is a better choice than some restaurants but not all menu items are diet-friendly. For instance, one of Andy’s favorites, the BMT (Biggest, Meatiest, Tastiest) footlong sandwich made with salami, pepperoni and ham, has 1000 calories if you include cheese and light mayo. Add chips to that and he’s over 1000 calories for lunch!
It’s amazing to me that a basic lunch meat sandwich has that many calories. Many people would guess that it has far fewer. That’s the problem with eating out. You’re never sure how the food is made so it’s hard to figure out the calories count and most of us underestimate.
After seeing the BMT sandwich listed repeatedly on Andy’s journal, I asked him to try a different sandwich, such as the turkey or chicken breast footlong. These sandwiches have less fat and are a little lower in calories. The turkey footlong with cheese and light mayo has about 740 calories and the chicken breast version has just over 820 calories.