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Thursday, June 14, 2012


When it comes to eating healthy and trying to lose weight, one of the last places you would want to choose is McDonald’s. They may have salads and a few snacks that you can get, but that is about it when it comes to anything on their menu being healthy for you.

Most of us have eaten at McDonald’s at least once, but most more than that. Sure some think that their food is tasty and let’s face it, it makes a quick meal on the go. You don’t stop and think about what it is that you are actually putting into your mouth. Just that it tastes good and hell one Quarter Pounder never hurt anyone, right!?!

I know that I myself have eaten my fair share of food from McDonald’s in the past. Even as recent as this past Monday. My son and I were out and he wanted to buy me lunch. I caved and went to McDonald’s with him. I won’t lie either, as we pulled up to the drive thru, my mouth was watering. Oh the thought of sinking my teeth into (of all things) a Quarter Pounder…mmmm. Well I didn’t get the Quarter Pounder,  I opted for some nuggets and a small fry and let me tell you……….it SUCKED!!! After not eating at McDonald’s for over eight months, I can honestly say that it was the worst lunch that I’ve ever had! It took all I had that day to force those nuggets and fries down. I still have a bad taste in my mouth from it.

I can not tell you that I will never eat at McDonald’s again. But I can tell you that if I do, it will definitely be a salad and nothing else. I thought I was missing out on something great by not having food like that since I started my weight loss journey. I know better now. The only thing I was missing was the bad taste it leaves in your mouth and all of the fat!! Which I can do without both.

I do find it funny that there are people out there that are blaming places like McDonald’s for making them and their kids fat. Um….HELLO….McDonald’s DID NOT force you to stop there once, twice, three times a day to eat. It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out that McDonald’s food in nothing but FAT!!! It’s called people being too damn lazy to go home and actually cook a meal. Yet it is easier to blame someone else for their laziness!!

Have you ever stopped and thought about the calories and fat that are actually in the food that is served at places like McDonald’s? Take at look at some of the nutrition labels for their food and if your mouth does not drop and it does not make you stop and go OMG, then there is truly something wrong with you. And I would hope that, that something is you have a wonderful metabolism and have never had to worry a day in your life about what you eat or losing weight.

With there being so many other places to choose from to get a healthier meal, it does still surprise me that most people would still opt for McDonald’s or places that sell similar foods. But then again, as I’ve said it is so much easier in today’s world to blame the fast food restaurants for people being fat, than it is to face the facts that some people are just lazy.

I know I will continue to choose healthier places when I eat out and McDonald’s…..well they can keep their food.

Till next time…..remember to eat healthy, get some exercise, and most of all, love yourself!!! Now go make it count!!

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