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The Bash McDonald's Thread

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Fast food generally makes me sick. It's all the oil and grease that does it to me.
 

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It causes constipation. Ergo, no more fast food.

If there was a way fast food didn't bind or have many calories, well, imagine that.

x20 chicken nuggets with your favorite sauce and a cold Root Beer tempts me, but I've been clean for at least 9 months.

...ever feel sluggish and unhealthy after eating fast food? That's another reason I quit.
 

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Fast food generally makes me sick. It's all the oil and grease that does it to me.

I love fatty food. Pork ribs, bacon, rib steaks, fried chicken skins, french fries

I stopped eating fast food when I realized I can make it better myself and for less money.
 

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I love fatty food. Pork ribs, bacon, rib steaks, fried chicken skins, french fries

I stopped eating fast food when I realized I can make it better myself and for less money.

My husband makes the best wings - fry them up and toss them in a variety of sauces.

MMM MMM MMM
 

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I love fatty food. Pork ribs, bacon, rib steaks, fried chicken skins, french fries

I stopped eating fast food when I realized I can make it better myself and for less money.

I wish I could still do that... Some night when I don't mind being sick, I'm going to make some homemade Alfredo sauce.
 

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I wish I could still do that... Some night when I don't mind being sick, I'm going to make some homemade Alfredo sauce.

You can lighten it a bit by making a roux with butter and flour and using milk instead of cream. The roux will thicken it instead of the cream. It won't be as rich, but that's the point - for you, not me :) Just make sure you cook the sauce for a while before adding the cheese to get rid of the floury texture.

If you have an immersion blender, whip it a bit to incorporate some air. It makes the sauce lighter and oddly, it makes it seem richer
 

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Just mind out they don't sue anyone...

" ...Beginning in 1986, "London Greenpeace", a small environmental campaigning group (not to be confused with the larger Greenpeace International organisation, which they declined to join as they saw it being too "centralized and mainstream for their tastes"[4]), distributed a pamphlet entitled What’s wrong with McDonald’s: Everything they don’t want you to know.
This publication made a number of allegations against McDonald's. The leading allegations were that McDonald's:
is complicit in Third World starvation;
buys from greedy rulers and elites and practices economic imperialism;
wastes vast quantities of grain and water;
destroys rainforests with poisons and colonial invasions;
sells unhealthy, addictive junk food;
alters its food with artificial chemistry;
exploits children with its advertising;
is responsible for torture and murder of animals;
poisons customers with contaminated meat;
exploits its workers and bans unions;
hides its malfeasance.[5]

In 1989, McDonald's responded to the publication of the leaflet by engaging private agents to infiltrate London Greenpeace in order to gather evidence. Along with attending meetings, those agents broke into their offices and stole documents.[SUP][7][/SUP] In 1990, McDonald's brought libel proceedings against five London Greenpeace supporters ..."

McLibel Case - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
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Will keep the ex-lax effect of Mickey D's in mind next time there is a need.

I note several of you saying basically 'So what if it is bad for me. I like it so I'm going to eat it". I was once you. Fast forward 20 years. My cholesterol got high and it started affecting circulation. That, along with having a butt-load of metal parts due to an auto accident, formed clots. Those clots when to my lungs and darn near took me outta here. Had they gone to my brain or heart before dissolving, I would not be here.

Today, my diet is mostly whole grain and does not include any fatty meats at all. Skim milk, butter and full-fat cheeses are a thing of the past. I rarely eat more 17 grams of saturated fat or more than 300 milligrams of cholesterol in a day. Both a Big Mac & a Quarter pounder with cheese contain 21 grams of saturated fat and ~750 mg of cholesterol.
 

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Will keep the ex-lax effect of Mickey D's in mind next time there is a need.

I note several of you saying basically 'So what if it is bad for me. I like it so I'm going to eat it". I was once you. Fast forward 20 years. My cholesterol got high and it started affecting circulation. That, along with having a butt-load of metal parts due to an auto accident, formed clots. Those clots when to my lungs and darn near took me outta here. Had they gone to my brain or heart before dissolving, I would not be here.

Today, my diet is mostly whole grain and does not include any fatty meats at all. Skim milk, butter and full-fat cheeses are a thing of the past. I rarely eat more 17 grams of saturated fat or more than 300 milligrams of cholesterol in a day. Both a Big Mac & a Quarter pounder with cheese contain 21 grams of saturated fat and ~750 mg of cholesterol.

Most people are not in your position.
 

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You can lighten it a bit by making a roux with butter and flour and using milk instead of cream. The roux will thicken it instead of the cream. It won't be as rich, but that's the point - for you, not me :) Just make sure you cook the sauce for a while before adding the cheese to get rid of the floury texture.

If you have an immersion blender, whip it a bit to incorporate some air. It makes the sauce lighter and oddly, it makes it seem richer

You and I should talk about cooking because it seems we both have an interest.
 

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This is controversial, but if I had the ability I would ban all fast food joints/restuarants. Yes, I said it.

If thre was a way to have a chain as big as Subways that could mete out healthy (preferably steamed/natural) foods for a reasonable price, I think we would be better off. The thought of every American having a large, large garden (if they could), I think, would definitely help with our nation's overall health. One Acorn Squash seed can give rise to 20 squash. One cherry tree give rise to buckets and buckets of cherries. One squash seed, and one cherry seed... can give so much.

Imagine if everyone did this, with many seeds?
 

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You know what's ironic: the subway that opened in my town last year was closed due to failure to pay taxes.

But really - why ban it? The occasional fast food didn't make me fat. Eating blocks of mozzarella cheese and being lazy did.
 

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You know what's ironic: the subway that opened in my town last year was closed due to failure to pay taxes.

But really - why ban it? The occasional fast food didn't make me fat. Eating blocks of mozzarella cheese and being lazy did.

I'm typically to the right, but on fast food I'm hardcore left socialist. There are many, many people who eat fast food on a routine basis. This in turn leads to health problems and medical bills. I'd ban cigarettes, too, but the black market would utilize that, not Big Macs. The black market wouldn't open up a Burger King chain if fast food were banned, but then again...

Smoking a cigarette once didn't kill me, but I've got 2 uncles dying from lung cancer from smoking 1 pack per day.

Laziness and liking delicious food is also a problem.
 

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I've ate fast food my entire life.....

I'll be 50 in a few days, I'm 5 foot 10 and weight 175. The only medical expense I've had in aaround 35 years is the occasional check up and an allegic reaction I had to a cold medicine.
 

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I've ate fast food my entire life.....

I'll be 50 in a few days, I'm 5 foot 10 and weight 175. The only medical expense I've had in aaround 35 years is the occasional check up and an allegic reaction I had to a cold medicine.

I'm sceptical.

How much fast food have you had every day? How much exercise, roughly?

Tbh I'm very sceptical. I can neither prove you right or wrong with such minimal data.
 

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This is controversial, but if I had the ability I would ban all fast food joints/restuarants. Yes, I said it.

If thre was a way to have a chain as big as Subways that could mete out healthy (preferably steamed/natural) foods for a reasonable price, I think we would be better off. The thought of every American having a large, large garden (if they could), I think, would definitely help with our nation's overall health. One Acorn Squash seed can give rise to 20 squash. One cherry tree give rise to buckets and buckets of cherries. One squash seed, and one cherry seed... can give so much.

Imagine if everyone did this, with many seeds?

The answer is not force, the answer is education.
 

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I've ate fast food my entire life.....

I'll be 50 in a few days, I'm 5 foot 10 and weight 175. The only medical expense I've had in around 35 years is the occasional check up and an allergic reaction I had to a cold medicine.
I was you at fifty - was height/weight proportional at 50 and except for having pneumonia several times, I hadn't been sickly either - BP was normal, I was active.

But within about a two year span everything just started to go wrong - kidney stones, shingles, the pulmonary embolisms, Epstein-Barr virus and several more minor illnesses. Switching my diet has turned all of this around. No kidney stones since January, no shingles attacks since February, no new PEs (though I am on blood thinners), no recurrence of Epstein-Barr this year at all (something that was happening every 4-6 months)
 

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This is controversial, but if I had the ability I would ban all fast food joints/restuarants. Yes, I said it.

If thre was a way to have a chain as big as Subways that could mete out healthy (preferably steamed/natural) foods for a reasonable price, I think we would be better off. The thought of every American having a large, large garden (if they could), I think, would definitely help with our nation's overall health. One Acorn Squash seed can give rise to 20 squash. One cherry tree give rise to buckets and buckets of cherries. One squash seed, and one cherry seed... can give so much.

Imagine if everyone did this, with many seeds?

I'll see you and raise you one

I would regulate overly processed food out of existence.
 

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I've ate fast food my entire life.....

I'll be 50 in a few days, I'm 5 foot 10 and weight 175. The only medical expense I've had in aaround 35 years is the occasional check up and an allegic reaction I had to a cold medicine.

50 is the lower limit of the age when problems first appear. Give it time. Or just pray that you're one of the lucky ones
 

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I'm sceptical.

How much fast food have you had every day? How much exercise, roughly?

Tbh I'm very sceptical. I can neither prove you right or wrong with such minimal data.

Every day? No. Nothing better than a Hardee's sausage biscuit on the way home from work though (after working nights). The Monster bisquit does feel like a rock afterwards but boy is it good. On the days I'm off the wife and I go out almost every day for lunch. Sometimes it's Bob Evans as I love their Wildfire Chicken Salad which I have no idea how good that is for you, but many times it's Wendy's or Taco Bell.

I'd say that I eat some sort of fast food at least 4-5 times a week. Tonight we had Chinese. There is a local place with a Salami/cheese/hot mustard/onion sandwich that is just killer. They are a brew pub and the salami sandwich with a couple local brewed beers is wonderful. (two being my limit)

I really like Burger Kings double cheesburgers. Two of them with onion rings hits the spot many times. I never "exercise". I am active. I ride a bike a bit, not for the exercise but because I like to. Results are all the same though. We'll walk the dogs in the evening when it's nice.

Not everyone needs you to protect them from themselves. If I die at 81 as opposed to 83, so what, we need to get out of the way anyway. Or I could get cancer anyway like Linda McCartney.
 

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I was you at fifty - was height/weight proportional at 50 and except for having pneumonia several times, I hadn't been sickly either - BP was normal, I was active.

But within about a two year span everything just started to go wrong - kidney stones, shingles, the pulmonary embolisms, Epstein-Barr virus and several more minor illnesses. Switching my diet has turned all of this around. No kidney stones since January, no shingles attacks since February, no new PEs (though I am on blood thinners), no recurrence of Epstein-Barr this year at all (something that was happening every 4-6 months)

I'm glad for you. If I decide to eat differently, I'll decide.
 

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I'm typically to the right, but on fast food I'm hardcore left socialist. There are many, many people who eat fast food on a routine basis. This in turn leads to health problems and medical bills. I'd ban cigarettes, too, but the black market would utilize that, not Big Macs. The black market wouldn't open up a Burger King chain if fast food were banned, but then again...

Smoking a cigarette once didn't kill me, but I've got 2 uncles dying from lung cancer from smoking 1 pack per day.


Laziness and liking delicious food is also a problem.



Fast food has been around for decades and I am pretty sure that seeing how animal fats were used instead of vegetable fats the fast food served back then was a whole lot unhealthier than what it is today, but yet they did not have an obesity epidemic back then. So logic would dictate that its not McDonalds or Burger King's fault these people are ****ing lard asses. McDonalds and Burger King did not tie these people down and force fed them some fast food.
 

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Fast food has been around for decades and I am pretty sure that seeing how animal fats were used instead of vegetable fats the fast food served back then was a whole lot unhealthier than what it is today, but yet they did not have an obesity epidemic back then. So logic would dictate that its not McDonalds or Burger King's fault these people are ****ing lard asses. McDonalds and Burger King did not tie these people down and force fed them some fast food.

Fast food places now use more trans fats than they used to, and their food is more fat-laden than it used to be
 

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I love McD's - I don't eat it frequently but when I learned how to make big-mac sauce I died and went to heaven - and fix it often

1/2 C mayo
2 T french dressing
4 t sweet pickle relish
1 T minced white onion
1 t white vinegar
1 t sugar
1/8 t salt

Mix - voila.

All hail the might big mac sauce from which happiness flows and smiles form.

Mix catsup and tartar sauce

or

buy thousand island dressing
 

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...if fast food chains/restuarants could be increasingly restricted until they break under their own weight, would said fast food, possibly become available in the Black Market? I doubt Mexican drug runners/smugglers would transport McChickens.

It's a pipe dream, but the pipe nightmare is the ridiculous cost of medical treatment/etc caused from obesity and obesity-related problems.
 
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