Here’s a few questions for you…
If your colleagues get chocolate cakes,
and the like regularly at office… would you blame them for throwing you
off your fitness and weight goals?
If your friends are big on pizza and Chinese
takeout every time you hang out… would you blame them for your bad
And… if your neighborhood is full of fast
food restaurants… McDonald’s & Burger King… would you blame
them for the unwanted pounds you put on?
what got me started on this…
And… whether you
like it or hate it… whether you chose to eat there on occasion or not… Wouldn’t you rather
have a choice?
| Some officials are
pushing the idea of a “Fast Food bad in
which could stop new fast-food restaurants from opening in the area for
up to two years (check
it out here)
Their argument: South L.A’s got a 30% adult obesity rate
that’s around 11% higher than the same figure country wide!
Now I’ll be the first to tell you I’m not big on fast food
(But I’ll also admit… whenever I sneak in a cheat meal - about once a
week – I’ll have a break from healthy food and indulge a bit to curb my
How about alternative ways around
having fast food chains display the
content of their food menu (amount of calories, saturated fats, etc.)…
or how about pushing and promoting healthy options more?
Honestly, it’s a bit worrying when you think
the government will start to make food choices on your behalf.
Who decides what’s good for you or not? How
far can this go? Maybe it’s done with good intentions… yet is
this the right way of going about it to see the publics’ waistlines
What’s your take on this?
P.S. As a side note, here’s some
interesting facts about the fast food industry:
- 69% of consumers say they ate
“fair to poor”
diets when eating out vs. 39% who say they ate “fair to poor” diets at
- Burger King sells about 100
Whoppers for every Veggie Burger and roughly 10 Whoppers
for every salad! Its fried chicken sandwiches outsell grilled chicken
about 10 to 1!*
- Pizza Hut sells roughly one
lower-calorie Fit N’ Delicious pizza for every 100 pan pizzas.
- Top 3 most popular foods
consumed in restaurants:
For men: Hamburger, French fries, Pizza.
And for women: French fries, Hamburger, Pizza.* (*
source: USA Today)
And if you ever wondered how those burger’s
- Hardee’s Monster Thickburger
at 1,420 calories with 107 total grams fat (34 grams saturated fat)
- Jack in the Box’s Bacon Ultimate
Cheesburger at 1,025 calories total 70.5 grams fat (29 grams
- McDonald’s Double Quarter
Pounder with Cheese at 770 calories, total 47 grams fat (20
- Burger King’s Double Wopper
with Cheese at 1,060 total 69 grams fat (27 grams saturated)