Subway ingredients turn out not to be so good for weight loss or for health.

By now, I think most people realize that the meats used in the fast food chains are usually not purely just meat. Most fast food restaurants are adding bulking agents, and things to enhance your taste buds. Sad, but true. In my opinion, all foods are delicious in their simple form. But of course, the more “cheap” ingredients you add, the more you can produce for less and of course, if you can add things that make people crave it and come back for it… well now you have a million dollar recipe. Literally!

I had a dieter who was in a weight loss plateau and for the life of me, I could not figure out why. Her food journal was perfect. She was following our bullet-proof diet to the ‘T’. So I began to get REALLY detailed. “Tell me about everything you’ve eaten, where you ate it or where is it from,” I asked Sandy with a funny detective look.

Firstly, let me say that the Coaches at Vital Body are the best detectives in the world! In fact, we could probably double as some sort of spy agent. The reason we get so curious about what our dieters are eating when we don’t see results, is because our weight loss program is measurable and repeatable. It always works when you follow it. No “ifs”, “ands” and “buts”. It just does. We know how to get you in fat burning and we know how to keep you there – all while feeling super awesome.

Low and behold, this innocent dieter was stopping in at Subway about three times a week for one of their chopped salads with chicken. She had gotten busier lately with work and just didn’t have the time to prepare her own meals like she usually does. What could possibly go wrong with the salad from Subway? After all, the veggies she was choosing for her salads were all diet-approved, low glycemic veggies. And chicken is chicken no?

Turns out Subway ingredients not good for weight loss!

I reassured Sandy and said that I would do some research and get back to her about this mystery. I set out online, after a day of coaching, and tried to find any information I could about Subway and their foods. Finally, I decided I would email them directly to find out more.

They were very forthcoming and responded quickly to my inquiry. They sent me many links to nutritional facts, ingredients and allergy lists for all their foods. See the Subway ingredients list for yourself. Their chicken patty contains sugars, corn syrup solids and maltodextrin among many other things. As I discovered, not all chicken is made equal. Mystery resolved.

The science behind our diet is brilliant but it’s also un-mess-able with. When we explain the science at our free Consultations to new people, they always report the same thing: “It just makes sense”. Because we give your pancreas a rest on our program and we limit the amount of insulin you produce, it’s important to avoid things that spike this master hormone. This same hormone, insulin, is one of the major players responsible for the storage of fat cells. Good to know, right? So when on our program, it’s important to be aware of the secret ingredients and especially the hidden sugars in the foods we eat.

Sorry Subway, after getting to know you better, I just don’t think we are right for each other!

Amrita Ahuja
Clinic Director
Vital Body Weight Loss Centre