Let’s check out some Burger King Macros!
Burger King was always my fast food of choice growing up. That choice was made almost every single day (I wasn’t the healthiest of children) so it still holds a special place in my heart.
A lot of people are surprised to see just how low in protein, and high in fat, the burgers themselves actually are. I mean, a 100% beef, flame-broiled Whopper sounds like it would be packed with protein. But at 660 calories, you’d expect much more than 28g of protein. The beef you’re getting here is certainly not the leanest, so I wouldn’t rely on it as a great source of protein.
I want to make it clear though- these macros are all what is listed on the Burger King website, meaning they INCLUDE all condiments and dressings (except for the side salad). So depending on what you order, you can help your macros by leaving off certain condiments.
Ask for no mayo every damn time. Why? A standard serving of mayo on your sandwich adds 210 calories and 24g of fat!! If you’re wondering why the macros of so many chicken sandwiches are terrible, that’s the main reason. So a spicy chicken sandwich without mayo would be 490 calories, 18g of fat and 25g of protein. Much better.
Ketchup is less of a hit at roughly 20 calories, and the same with barbecue sauce. Go wild on mustard (even though it’s gross) because it’s virtually calorie free.
I am by no means telling you that you should or shouldn’t eat Burger King. You can make your own decisions! But I want this guide to help you make that decision.
And if you DO choose to eat Burger King, you need to put chicken tenders and fries right on your burger. Gluttonous? Maybe. Delicious? Absolutely.