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yes, i’ll kinda be dissin’ chick-fil-a, even though i’m certain that over the yeeears i’ve spent a car note in that joint — especially in the summers. have you had their seasonal shakes?! *calm down, byron.* last year’s was peach-flavored and this year’s is banana pudding. *sheesh-my-knees….*

a few weeks back, a personal trainer friend, patrice jones, posted fat and sugar content of the shake on facebook and i was alarmed and appalled at how high the numbers were. i went straight to their website to look at just what i’ve been putting in my body… including the honey-roasted bbq sauce that i so-love and won’t be denied. check em out.

sobering, huh?  and to think…. chick-fil-a is one of the BETTER choices in fast food and we probably order from the menu without reservation — because it’s quality food, right?  look, this is just information. you apply it how you like.  if you find that you’ve sleepwalked to chick-fil-a, you CAN opt to stay on course by choosing a salad, removing sandwich bread, or splitting fries with someone.

last weekend, my 4-year old goddaughter karrington and her 5-year old cousin, caleb, wanted to play in the chick-fil-a playground and we had to go there. aaaall for the kids 🙂  i ordered the tasty southwest chargrilled salad and removed the black beans and chinese noodle toppings — whose values aren’t included in the above numbers. because i like their fries (and never said i’d never have another), i snuck a few of caleb’s fries and slathered put my bbq sauce on them. *yeeeeeeeeeeeeeees*

CONFESSION TIME: i ordered a banana pudding milkshake — even after patrice’s facebook post and my own research. well, my family hadn’t tried it yet! so i bought it and *wait for it!* passed it around the table… we all shared it.  3 adults and 2 kids spooned it until it was kaput. #shrug #divide-by-5

live your life, go places, do things, eat stuff… but don’t blame it all on life. when you know better, do better. i entered chick-fil-a armed and ready to make better choices.

now go look yours up at

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    May 10, 2011

    “live your life, go places, do things, eat stuff… ” Thats my motto! (the rest of it is just too long…LOL!)

    But seriously, thanks for the info…with all the witty commentary! LOVE IT! =)

    ps, that Honey Roasted BBQ Sauce is IT!!!!!

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    Sonya Knight
    May 11, 2011

    I do consider Chick-fil-a one of the better choices among fast food restaurants. However, when I go in to order, I don’t always make the better choice. Thanks for laying it all out there (calories, fat content, etc.)!

    I just so happen to love their salads. So, I’m glad to see that its numbers weren’t off the chart.

    Thanks for reminding us that we CAN make better choices.

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    May 11, 2011

    *Clutches pearls* B, I stay away from shakes because of high fat content but 1000+ calories? If I drink something with that many calories it better be anti-aging, teeth whitening, strength boosting..LOL!…ehhhh you get the picture. Thanks for sharing this info!