Friday, April 13, 2012

M is for...

Oh those golden arches. Why do they make me think of fat and oil? I think it's because I have seen how the movie "Supersize Me" ends.

Why is it that Americans have become so 'addicted' to fast food? Why do many Americans eat fast food several times a week? This is all just my personal opinion but I think it's mostly due to availability.

Now don't go thinking I'm going to preach to the choir because trust me, I have had my fair share of fast food. But you might remember this post where I shared my goals for the year and fast food is something I want to stay away from this year.

Fast food chains like McDonalds make it so alluring, tempting and convient to get their food that it's no wonder they are the biggest fast food company in America. The play place, happy meals with a toy, dollar menu, shakes, sundaes and various burger choices along with the vast array of advertising draws people in by the millions to eat the processed, unhealthy food they serve.

I know that it is a business and they market the company to increase their bottom line but when does it become too much? When does contribuiting to the growing epidemic of obesity need to be addressed?

Consumers have a responsibily on their part as well to educated themselves on what they are eating and to keep a healthy lifestyle. Why is it that consumers fail to keep a healthy lifestyle or educate themselves on what the harmful effects food can have on their bodies?

Why can't there be a 'fast food' chain that served healthy food? Why do all fast food places serve food that is high in fat, sodium, calories or sugar?

Is this...

Or this...
 Make the right choice, pass on the fast food!


Tyrean Martinson said...

I agree, but we eat at the golden arches every once in a while . . .probably once in every couple of months. My girls and I are gluten free, corn free, soy free so our M meal looks a bit different than most - we get a lettuce wrapped burger with our favorite sides - onions, mustard, and tomatoes for me. Then we eat apple slices and drink water.

The crazy thing is M's has real beef burgers where many fast food restaurants have soy and beef burgers that we can't eat. Then the "healthy" restaurants inject, spice, or slather their meats with corn, soy, eggs, and wheat derived products which are all a no-no for us.

Our usual choice: we eat at home unless we are on the road and even then we pack our meals if we can.

Jarm Del Boccio said...

Good post...a good reminder to be careful of what we put into our bodies. I was grossed-out by 'Supersize Me', even tho' I rarely eat at McDonalds. I am eating more raw foods these days, and find I feel better, and am losing weight!
Enjoy the remainder of the Challenge...