This is the guy who recommended hotdogs over pizza and fried zucchini over fried calamari. Yeah, because when I think healthy eating, I think hotdogs and fried zucchini! This time “The Diet Detective”, as he is known, takes a look at airline food and snacks—get ready for more of the same. Here are his thoughts on Continental Airlines’ goodies:
Health score: 4 stars Not much variety, but low-calorie, high-impact meals.Lunch meat with mayo! Okay, I’m no health expert, but here’s your best bet, bring a couple pieces of fruit, or, just do without! Surely you can survive a few hours without stuffing your face. Now, I don’t fly very often, but this past summer I flew out to Las Vegas, about a four hour flight from New Jersey, and believe it or not I didn’t eat a single thing.
Best bet: Both sandwiches are fine; the light mayo is a nice touch
Total calories: 285 (turkey), 316 (ham)
Exercise equivalents: (amount of walking to burn off the calories) 73 minutes (turkey); 81 minutes (ham); 21 minutes (peanuts); 13 minutes (pretzels)
Cost: No charge
Flights over two hours:
• Turkey sandwich (170 calories, including packet of Hellmann's light mayo) or
• Ham sandwich (201 calories, including packet of French's yellow mustard)
And, Gerry, you didn’t starve?
No. But I was probably the only one on that plane who didn’t pull their tray down, get all bright-eyed, and sit up eagerly as teacher doled out the snacks. Grown men and women captivated by mass-produced sweet muffins, milk, and salad drowned in ranch dressing. I felt so embarrassed for them. Anyone else have a similar experience?