Warning, this is labeled as a RANT for a reason....
Hulu.com has Super Size Me as a documentary you can watch. I have always had an idea in my head, no I make a vow in print: McDonald's (and other fast food restaurants) will not run my life, or my family's life!
I do on occasion "hit" a fast food joint once a month. In the documentary Morgan Spurlock vomits after 2-3 days of eating McDonald's 3 times/day! Fast food may taste great within the first few minutes of eating it; but this turns into a sugar high, a "McBrick" in the stomach, and calories & fat added to the body which in turn causes added stress on the body.
It maddens me about school lunches! I know that I had ice cream and M&Ms for lunch in high school and I know I did not get the nutrition I needed! Why is it that our Public Schools (GOVERNMENT FUNDED) are getting the shaft when it comes to healthy food! I think everyone needs to take a look at Appleton WI alternative school!!! The "at risk" kids are getting the best food, maybe they aren't the "at risk" kids anymore when it comes to their BRAIN food!!!
Good, healthy food equals smaller waist lines and "happier" hearts! Not to mention all the other health benefits from your arteries, liver, kidneys, pancreas, skin, and the rest of the body! Super Size Me also mentions the lack of exercise the average American lacks per day! I think that is different post....
It floors me how Morgan Spurlock's liver heads to failure after eating McDonald's for a whole month!!! His doctors urge him to stop this diet because he is killing his liver, let alone all the other stresses on his body!
Am I vegan? No.
Do I "hit" a fast food joint once a month or so, yes.
Do I try to avoid fast food at all costs, yes!
Do we (Matt & I) make a point to eat 3-5 fruits/veggies per day; yes!
Do we exercise an average of 3-7 days/week; yes!
Making just one lifestyle change starts one on a path to health!
Again, I labeled this a rant for a reason.
This is something I have to tell myself when my body reacts to the addictive smell of good healthy potatoes being molested in hot oil to be turned into a Frankenstein version of itself....Sometimes I control my addiction and sometimes I eat the fries and get a "McBrick" feeling in my gut and tell myself "I am never doing that again!"