If you eat and drink this, you'll have to do a lot of running to burn it off. Welcome to The Main Street Diet.
When I think of the Olympics and Olympic athletes, the image of incredibly healthy and fit people come to mind. Well, for the London Olympics, McDonald's has built its largest store ever. So, while the world keeps talking about the "obesity epidemic" and our health care crisis, we keep serving-up a whole-lotta junk food.
Take a peek inside this super-sized structure.
The only thing that I find McDonald's good for is ... when traveling by car, its bathrooms are typically clean. Other than that, I find no benefit.
It's not meant to be a comedy, but it is funny. Welcome to the Standard American Diet.
Advertising Age asked that question. Interesting. That's the first time I have heard that comparison. It's a powerful visual. Let the war on junk food begin!
This is a fun commercial to watch. LeBron James and Dwight Howard are slamming and jamming the basketball. And, it has a fun punchline ... for the old-timers (like me), we get to see Larry Bird. However, sadly, they are promoting a McDonald's fast food meal.
Lewis Black is one funny guy. Today, he's rants about beef.
Dunkin Donuts is marketing smart swaps. This video is comical. Pretty much anything the DD chef recommends ain't so smart. And, candidly, is misleading. For example, low fat/no-fat options are meaningless. The real question to ask is: How much sugar and calories are in that low fat offering? Also, what about the trans fats? If America runs on Dunkin, that's one good reason (there are many) for our obesity and diabetes dilemma.
By the way, when I wrote my book, much of it was written in my local Dunkin Donuts store. I wanted to be in the "lion's den" while writing a diet and health book. It worked out great: I got free wireless Internet and the only thing I "ate" was coffee.
The American food system can be funny. Here's one example.
Like that one? Here are some of my favorites.
I grew up in West Orange, New Jersey. I don't go back too often. However, I was there this weekend. I decided to go for a run past my old neighborhood. One stop (not to eat) was this Burger King. Since I used to walk by BK all the time, I assume this was where I munched on my first fast food fiasco. Oh, about 45 years ago.
Since I moved, a new establishment was built next door ... Dunkin' Donuts. Surprise, surprise.
There's been an experiment(s) floating around the Internet demonstrating how disgusting a McDonald's hamburger is ... it doesn't get moldy or rot ... ever. Well, here's a gentleman who decided to do a scientific study of the never-rotting hamburger. I won't spoil the story. Check it out here.
It's interesting to me that people are spending all this time on these experiments. The one conclusion that I have come to -- didn't need any of these experiments to sway me -- do not eat fast food. And, I do not. However, whenever I pass my local McDonald's, it's always crowded. Yes, America is lovin
It's the McRib. Fortunately for me, Trader Joe's is right around the corner. I'll pass on the McRib.
You can read more at the Bionic Burger site.
That was the headline of an email I received this AM. So, for all the folks who love to hate McDonald's, be aware, American's love McDonald's! And, McDonald's is laughing all the way to the bank!
McDonald's, because of its size, has become the poster child and piñata for the health-minded folks.
However, I would like to remind people who want to change our food environment that people truly love McDonald's.
How do I know that? It's very simple. Today, McDonald's stock closed at an all-time high.
So, while I will never eat any of its products, millions and millions of people are lovin' it!
In an earlier post, I stated that I do not eat fast food. Once you observe presentations like this, it's very easy to ... Just say no!
Many well-meaning people spend a tremendous amount of time and energy trying to change the American food landscape. Yes, it is toxic and is the cause for many diseases.
However, I enjoy educating people so they can make a change in lifestyle ... if they desire.
Now, here's how I know the American food system will not change. This American food icon's stock is near an all-time high. That means business is good. And of course, people want to eat what it serves. Check it out here.
While I won't purchase its food, I wish I had purchased its stock when it was at 13 ... a few years back.
McDonald's top chef, Dan Coudreaut, will impact more lives on a daily basis than any doctor could ever advise over an entire career.
While The Daily the Beast calls them deadly salads (typical media hyperbole), I'd rather call them unhealthy. You'll learn a lot by viewing the details. Take a look.
My dear friend, just hop on over to Friendly's.
This one is a whopper. It comes in at 1,500 calories! I'm sure they will be happy to add an order of French fries and a milk shake too. If you do that, you just added 1,340 calories to the equation. If my math is correct, that's a total of 2,840 calories.
KFC's new sandwich...no bread...it's replaced by fried chicken.
If you want to see more junk food that we consume, check it out here.
Welcome to my blog about diet, health, and lifestyle issues. You'll find snippets and tidbits to assist with living a healthier lifestyle. Enjoy. - Ken Leebow
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