Fit for the Road

| January 01, 2011

Bad Choice: 6-inch Chicken and Bacon Ranch

The Difference: The Turkey Breast and Ham sub has 290 calories and 4g of fat. The Chicken and Bacon Ranch sub has nearly twice the amount of calories (570) and 28g of fat, seven times the amount in the Turkey Breast and Ham. The Chicken and Bacon Ranch also has nearly four times the amount of cholesterol as the Turkey Breast and Ham.

Choosing Subway over a quick burger is never a bad option, but being picky in Subway itself has its advantages as well. Next time, opt for Subway’s low-fat, lower-calorie sandwich line.

Driver health tip

“My biggest health tip would be for smokers to quit.

I smoked heavy for 27 years, been quit 13 years as of April. I cannot describe how good I felt even after a few days. [On food], I often eat the buffet, but I always eat a big salad along with the main course. And then there is that famous quote, ‘All things in moderation.’ Apply this to one’s eating habits, and one can pretty much eat anything (in moderation).”

— Bill Baker, owner-operator leased to Karr Transportation, Smyrna, Tenn. strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.