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New Low-Carb Fast Foods

Fast-food restaurants have become carb-conscious, too. Burger King took out a full-page advertisement in USA Today on Wednesday to tout its unlikely new product, showing a giant Whopper with dotted lines marking the outlines of where a bun would normally be. The Miami-based chain is selling them in plastic salad bowls, with knife and fork, after reporting an increasing number of such requests over the past year. The bunless Whopper has 3 grams of carbohydrates, compared with 52 for a regular Whopper.

Although this article states McDonald's has no plans for low carb burgers, this morning's Wall Street Journal has a story that says they will shortly serve a burger wrapped in a lettuce leaf, not a bun.

In a sign that low-carb dieting may be more than just a passing fad Unilever is launching a line of 18 new low-carbohydrate products hitched to some of its most venerable brand names. Dubbed "Carb Options," the new line includes carbohydrate-conscious relatives of Skippy peanut butter, Ragu spaghetti sauce and Wishbone salad dressing, along with other condiments, spreads, snacks and shakes. Additionally, snack-food giant Frito-Lay, a unit of PepsiCo Inc., is expected to announce Wednesday the launch of low-carb Doritos and Tostitos tortilla chips, containing 60 percent fewer carbs than the regular chips. Of course you will want to avoid these foods as they have trans fats and contain grains that are not good for your health.

Yahoo! News January 14, 2003

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