posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 02:58 AM
Some of these replies are laughable...
"I'm too busy"
"I exercise so I can still eat there"
1) You're too busy to EAT? C'mon, that is bullcrap at its finest. If you really think you don't have time to fix a meal, GET OFF OF ATS AND GO
COOK A FRICKIN' MEAL. You need to really redefine your priorities. Is it that you're too busy to cook, or that you don't want to spend the time
to cook? Or is it that you have no idea how to cook for yourself? This to me is honestly a sign of the society we live in and how back asswards it
is. Food is something you NEED. It is right at the TOP of the list of things you need to LIVE. Some of you should have not worried so much about
the frivolous things in life and spent a little bit of time in the kitchen so you were at least competent. If you can't find time in your day to
make a proper meal, you seriously need to redefine what is important in your life and take a real hard look at what you do with your time. There is
NO excuse for not making time to cook food. I would love for these people who say they are too busy to cook to post a full 24 hour schedule for their
day...a true and honest one...
2) It's cheap, yeah right. People already said this and I will just echo it: BE A BETTER SHOPPER and find your own ingredients to make meals. Buy
a sack of potatoes, a LB of ground chuck, some cheese, a bag of buns, and a case of pop. Keep your receipt. Slice just enough potatoes to make one
serving of fries, keep track of how many potatoes you used. Make a nice 1/8 pound pattie. Pour yourself one can of pop. Compute how much of the
actual food you bought was used for this 1 meal. Divide your receipt total against the amount of food you just used (as a ratio, like 1/8 of the
chuck is actually how much money...) I guarantee your prices will be comparable to the McD's price and probably cheaper. NOT TO MENTION THIS MEAL
WILL BE HEALTHIER FOR YOU THAN THE SAME ONE YOU BOUGHT AT MCDs. We can't even compute how much health is worth, but I would like to find a way to
figure that in somehow.... And I know darn well no one that said "it's cheap" will partake in this experiment... why? Because you're lazy and
you'd rather eat a cancerous cow from Mexico than spend 20 minutes making this meal and 5 more minutes doing the math.
3) Because you are skinny, DOES NOT mean you are healthy. People said this already too and I'll echo it again... THE FOOD HAS LITTLE TO NO
NUTRITIONAL VALUE. In bare bones terms, food is fuel + building blocks. If you are not getting the proper vitamins, proteins, amino acids, etc etc
your body is NOT going to be able to function at its best or be healthy. I know plenty of people who "smoke because it keeps them skinny." Skinny
does NOT mean health. The dude who talks about being 6'0" 150 pounds, THAT IS A STRING BEAN... you'd probably break in half with a strong gust of
wind. It is obvious your metabolism is ultra high but you will find with age it is going to SLOOOW down and that gunk is going to slooowly build up
in your arteries, THEN and only then will you think man, I should have really thought about the junk I put in my body.
It comes down to two basic things... laziness and ignorance. Lazy because you can't or won't fix food for yourself, let alone shop for the food.
You'd rather drive through a window in the morning than get up 20 minutes earlier in the morning to fix something. You'd rather drive through a
window at night than miss 20 minutes of your favorite tv show. Everyone is allowed to live their own life, but their are basic survival needs we all
have and if you skimp on those because you enjoy the other LUXURIES of life, that is your own choice and that is down right lazy.
Ignorance because a) you have no clue about healthy living or eating and you have no clue how to fix food or shop for it.
All of you defending McDonalds for any reason are suffering from one of these cases, and if you were brutally honest in this thread instead of making
yourself feel better about your bad choices in life then you would realize it.
Here is an average day for me, and no, I don't eat any fast food...
Breakfast: Oatmeal + Milk/ OJ or Cereal + OJ or the traditional breakfast food like Eggs/Bacon or Sausage/Toast + Milk/OJ
Lunch: Tuna, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Protein Bar, Water, occasionally I throw in some fruit...
Dinner: Chicken/Beef/Pork/Fish, corn/green beans/potatoes, applesauce/other random side, Protein Shae
I learned early from my high school physics teacher the importance of good eating (he was a former body builder and the healthiest 50+ year old I have
ever seen in my life). It's amazing how much it makes sense when you have an intelligent person explaining to you scientifically the importance and
the processes of what you eat. It sunk into my head real early and it is something that is now a part of my every day life. And I have never ONCE
had a problem balancing food, work, school, friends. Not in high school, not in college even with all the busy work that comes with it. Because of
this, I find it hard to believe ANYONE can make a claim "I don't have time" ... PRIORITIES PRIORITIES PRIORITIES
I really am not a high and mighty person, but when it comes to life you've got real basic needs that trump the rest: air, food/water, clothes,
shelter. That is a common element ALL human beings share and these need to be tended to FIRST before you can worry about other crap in life. If you
don't tend to these things, that is nothing more than a personal choice and there are no excuses. Unless you are homeless, but none of you are since
you're typing on your fancy computers sitting at home so I have no remorse or no understanding for any of you who eat fast food/don't cook...