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Kitt B Fit
05-18-2007, 06:35 AM
I don't vent often, but this has been irking me since I looked it up yesterday.

Subway bread is HORRIBLE! (nutrition-wise) The white bread is loaded with chemicals, and the wheat is processed enriched wheat flour and loaded with high fructose corn syrup.

So many of my clients use Subway as a "safe" fast meal alternative and it bothers me that the company uses the healthy & fresh angle but can't go the extra mile to offer a healthy bread. Wraps are better, but still highly processed.
What a bummer!

I wonder if enough people emailed them and asked them to offer a whole grain wheat bread without HFCS if they would do it.

Thoughts anyone?

To your best health!
--Kitt


FV Mom
05-18-2007, 06:46 AM
I think Fast Food in any form is pretty bad/chemical laden. There's almost no avoiding it outside of brining your own food with you. I say choose your battles. IMO if you eat clean 90% of the time, exercise, and cleanse quaterly (i.e. mater cleanse, other cleanses you cleanse more often) your body will balance itself out. It really is a remarkable creation with the ability to adapt to most any enviroment. I feel that chemicals/processed foods can be eaten and enjyed occasionally and I don't advocate being afraid of food. If I want a donut, I'll eat one, but ONLY one and follow up with a piece of fruit.

Eating clean is wonderful, but eating dirty is fun sometimes too (especially Chili's Deluxe 800+ calorie chocolate milk shakeshttp://www.longhaircareforum.com/forums/images/smilies/drunk.gif)

veperez
05-18-2007, 08:12 AM
I agree with FV Mom.Our goalshould beto make the best choice possible from the foods that are available tousat any given time. You may not always be able to eat the best thing possible, but you don’t have to eat the worst thing either. If you‘re faced with a choice between bad and worse, take bad. For example "wheat bread" over white bread. Faced with good and great, choose great, etc... We should strive to eat good foods most of the time to get or maintaingood results w/ whatever program we are following.




I know what you mean about subway not offering 100% WW bread though http://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley7.gif. I also try and avoid hydrogenated oils at all cost's (subway has them as ingredient #4). You can maybe try the wrap which is still made with enriched unbleached flour but contains no hydrogenated oils.

Call them up and and keep up calling them... if there is a great demand for it they will eventually come around...I will make this my next mission as well. Let's all call subway together!

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chrlstoncharmed
05-18-2007, 10:19 AM
I defeat the purpose of "eating fresh" every time I go to Subway because I can't resist the seafood and crab sandwich ... probably the worst sub I could order! http://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley9.gifhttp://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif

angienewton
05-18-2007, 10:58 AM
I'm totally in agreement with FV momand Vilma on this one! I personally choose the best available to me at the time.

Although I agree, it would be nice to see 100% whole wheat/whole grainbread there.

angienewton
05-18-2007, 11:00 AM
I defeat the purpose of "eating fresh" every time I go to Subway because I can't resist the seafood and crab sandwich ... probably the worst sub I could order! http://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley9.gifhttp://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif

Oh my Melle, I totally know what you mean! That used to be my subof choice but I haven't had it in almost two years. Now you got me craving ithttp://forum.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gifno no no LOL

FV Mom
05-18-2007, 12:47 PM
I defeat the purpose of "eating fresh" every time I go to Subway because I can't resist the seafood and crab sandwich ... probably the worst sub I could order! http://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley9.gifhttp://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif

Oh my Melle, I totally know what you mean! That used to be my subof choice but I haven't had it in almost two years. Now you got me craving ithttp://forum.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gifno no no LOL

Mine is the philly cheesesteakhttp://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley9.gifhttp://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif

rhondap
05-18-2007, 01:16 PM
I defeat the purpose of "eating fresh" every time I go to Subway because I can't resist the seafood and crab sandwich ... probably the worst sub I could order! http://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley9.gifhttp://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif

http://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gifI agree Yummy!!!!

LcMlly
05-18-2007, 03:27 PM
A little off topic... Why don't any of the pizza chains offer a whole wheat crust??? I was talking/complaining about that to my husband yesterday. A whole wheat crust, extra veggies, and light on cheese...

veperez
05-18-2007, 03:48 PM
A little off topic... Why don't any of the pizza chains offer a whole wheat crust??? I was talking/complaining about that to my husband yesterday. A whole wheat crust, extra veggies, and light on cheese...

Yummy!!! That sounds delicious!

mommytotwo
05-18-2007, 05:25 PM
There is a pizzachain in our area, Minskys, that has several choices of crusts, one being a whole wheat crust. It is really yummy. The pizza there is great!

I pretty much believe that whenever you go to a fast food type place you are going to have to deal with not everything being super healthy. Subway is still pretty healthy when you select certain sandwiches. I love Subway and the fact that they may not offer specific healthy choices I may want won't deter me from eating there, I just keep in mind it is considered a fast food type restaurant and if I want to eat there, I will need to remember that it won't have everything to meet my specificnutritional choices. Edited by: mommytotwo

Lori Moreno
05-19-2007, 12:46 AM
I don't vent often, but this has been irking me since I looked it up yesterday.

Subway bread is HORRIBLE! (nutrition-wise) The white bread is loaded with chemicals, and the wheat is processed enriched wheat flour and loaded with high fructose corn syrup.

So many of my clients use Subway as a "safe" fast meal alternative and it bothers me that the company uses the healthy &amp; fresh angle but can't go the extra mile to offer a healthy bread. Wraps are better, but still highly processed.
What a bummer!

I wonder if enough people emailed them and asked them to offer a whole grain wheat bread without HFCS if they would do it.

Thoughts anyone?

To your best health!
--Kitt



Thanks for posting this Kitt!

I read ingredients all of the time too. And it "irks" me too when companies represents their products as the "healthy alternative" and they're really not!http://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley11.gif

Lori

Mothermomtotwo
05-19-2007, 12:17 PM
If your out and about and have to stop...Subway is much better than the other fast food places...

chrlstoncharmed
05-19-2007, 12:35 PM
If your out and about and have to stop...Subway is much better than the other fast food places...

Yeah, I agree. It may not be perfect, but it is still a healthier alternative.

jnmurra
05-19-2007, 01:45 PM
I defeat the purpose of "eating fresh" every time I go to Subway because I can't resist the seafood and crab sandwich ... probably the worst sub I could order! http://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley9.gifhttp://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif

No, I think the worst you can order is the Italian BMT with double meat, which is MY favorite! http://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif I do get it on the wheat bread, though, so I'm sure that makes it healthier...http://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif

We don't eat there that often, but I do get the Subway Club "most" of the time and I think it's on their list of healthy subs.

Yogi
05-21-2007, 06:59 AM
I would help you guys, but Subways in Southwest Florida are disgusting places to eat. Before I came here, I ate at least one BMT a week for 25 years. (L,x-T,O,G,B,ez oil, X-vinegar) Now I eat 1-2 a year, and only if I am out of town.

Of course, once Kitt is thru with me, I may even give those 1 or 2 up. http://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley16.gif

Mothermomtotwo
05-21-2007, 07:07 AM
Well thank goodness the Subways near me are NOT disgusting places to eat! I've never been to a disgusting Subway.

jnmurra
05-21-2007, 07:20 AM
Me either!

happymommy
05-21-2007, 07:40 AM
I worry more about the processed deli meat than the bread, but if I'm stuck at work and forgot lunch...I have the choice of Subway or Wendy's. Of the 2, Subway is much cleaner than Wendy's, so it's the lesser of 2 evils. I like the turkey on wheat. I agree, if I want a processed, chemical loaded treat once in awhile I have it! LOL My favorite subs are from the Publix deli and they use preservative/nitrite free meat. Subway doesn't hold a candle to them!

Hi Bob from a fellow Floridian! :)Edited by: happymommy

deadra
05-21-2007, 08:02 AM
Oh Gosh, if I'm going to spend my hard earned money on eating out, I want something really good - like Chili's, Olive Garden http://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif



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