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    Supersize Me

    undefinedHow many of you actually hit a fast food place more then one a week? What is a typical breakfast, lunch and dinner for you?

    While we are on the subject -- how many of you have actually seen the movie "Supersize Me", was it any good?

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    I'd say I visit a fast food place once a month. I go out to eat quite often though. A typical breakfast is a banana/protein shake mix. Then I eat granola in small handfuls for the 9 hours i'm at work plus 2 pieces of low fat meat like turkey or skinless chicken. Then dinner is whatever I feel like

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    Wow, now that I think about it, I haven't been to a fast food place in a couple months. I used to go about twice or thrice a week about a year ago.

    For lunch and dinner I eat lots of canned chicken breast and lots of raw veggies - broccoli, cauliflower, tomatos, celery, carrots, and some weird things I never saw before. For breakfast I eat those Kashi GoLean cereals, and usually also an apple and some kind of berries.

    But that's except for the weekend, which I liberally define as early Friday afternoon to Sunday night. During that time I'll eat goodies, like cake and candy and stuff. Oh yeah, and BEER!

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    I don't eat fast food unless I absolutely have to, like I will when I am driving cross country in a week helping my parents move. I went and saw super size me. It was really good. Pretty interesting all the facts that came up in it. Pretty educational. Also it was pretty funny. I highly recommend it.
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    I quit eating fast food and watch what I eat when I go out to dinner. I have a problem with salt so I am now careful. Breakfast is normally shreadded wheat w/skim milk and 16 oz cappichino

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    Quote Originally Posted by Litespeed
    undefinedHow many of you actually hit a fast food place more then one a week? What is a typical breakfast, lunch and dinner for you?

    While we are on the subject -- how many of you have actually seen the movie "Supersize Me", was it any good?
    I'll admit to this.

    On my early morning rides, I occasionally go to McD's for breakfast.

    What I get is a $1.00 Egg McMuffin - without any sausage (Just a muffin, egg and cheese) and a small OJ. Costs me about $2.39.

    Otherwise

    Wendy's - I get their Oriental Chicken Salad. I use only 1/2 of the dressing provided, and about 1/2 of the noodles.

    I also occasionally get a McD's ice cream, which used to be (and may still be) made from low fat products.

    Also, at Wendy's I will get a grilled chicken sandwich (no breading), throw away the bun, and combine it with a plain baked potato (on which I put their low cal Ranch Dressing). Not a bad meal.

    I NEVER get the "double hamburger combined with French Fries" and high calorie drink.

    In fact, my drink is always water. My wife gets their 2% milk at times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox
    I'll admit to this.

    On my early morning rides, I occasionally go to McD's for breakfast.

    What I get is a $1.00 Egg McMuffin - without any sausage (Just a muffin, egg and cheese) and a small OJ. Costs me about $2.39.

    Otherwise

    Wendy's - I get their Oriental Chicken Salad. I use only 1/2 of the dressing provided, and about 1/2 of the noodles.

    I also occasionally get a McD's ice cream, which used to be (and may still be) made from low fat products.

    Also, at Wendy's I will get a grilled chicken sandwich (no breading), throw away the bun, and combine it with a plain baked potato (on which I put their low cal Ranch Dressing). Not a bad meal.

    I NEVER get the "double hamburger combined with French Fries" and high calorie drink.

    In fact, my drink is always water. My wife gets their 2% milk at times.



    I'll get the Wendy's spring salad occasionally and the grilled chicken sandwich like you mentioned.
    Agreed on the no fries or soft drink...that's the worst part of the fast food.
    If you just eat the burger or chicken sandwich once in awhile, where is all the "evilness"?
    the bun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FXjohn
    If you just eat the burger or chicken sandwich once in awhile, where is all the "evilness"?
    the bun?
    the bun: high fructose corn syrup, partially-hydrogynated oils, preservatives, sugar
    the meat: processed meat by-products, sugar, binders, fried in hydogynated oils, etc.

    eating anything occaisionally isn't going to kill you but once you know what's in all that crap how can you stand eating it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox
    My wife gets their 2% milk at times.
    You mean cow mucus and puss? Did you know those are the main ingredients in milk? I love milk (non-fat) but I have a hard time with it now that I know what it is... oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RacerX
    the bun: high fructose corn syrup, partially-hydrogynated oils, preservatives, sugar
    the meat: processed meat by-products, sugar, binders, fried in hydogynated oils, etc.

    eating anything occaisionally isn't going to kill you but once you know what's in all that crap how can you stand eating it?


    There's no corn syrup in the bun...just in the ketchup

    The burger is mainly just burger I think...

    i still think it's a lot better than the fries and pop

    What do you consume, or what is your diet like?
    Last edited by FXjohn; 07-09-04 at 12:05 PM.

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    I saw the movie last month. It really make you think the next time you get hungry!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RacerX
    You mean cow mucus and puss? Did you know those are the main ingredients in milk? I love milk (non-fat) but I have a hard time with it now that I know what it is... oh well.
    Were you breast fed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox
    Were you breast fed?

    LOL


    http://www.bantransfats.com/



    http://money.cnn.com/2004/07/09/news...ex.htm?cnn=yes



    McDonald's hit with fat lawsuit

    Public interest group says fast-food chain broke promise to reduce fat used to cook french fries.
    July 9, 2004: 8:32 AM EDT



    NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - A public interest group is suing McDonald's, charging the fast food chain with false advertising due to its promise in 2002 that it would cut the "bad" fat used in its cooking process.

    Lawsuits

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    The group BanTransFats.com, Inc., a California not-for-profit group, filed a federal lawsuit in San Francisco Thursday, charging the company's delay in its promised reduction of trans fatty acids in its cooking process constitutes false advertising.

    The group said it is not seeking any monetary damages.

    "BTF is asking the court to order that McDonald's take effective steps to inform its customers about its failure to make the change," said a statement from the group. "BTF is also asking that McDonald's make the change to the new cooking oil as soon as possible, just as it promised and represented to the public."

    McDonald's announced in September 2002 that it would use an "improved cooking oil" to significantly cut trans fats in the deep fried products on its menu, such as french fries. It said at that time it would cut trans fatting acid levels in its french fries by 48 percent, reduce saturated fat by 16 percent and dramatically increase polyunsaturated fat by 167 percent.

    It said it expected to complete the changes by February 2003. But on Feb. 28, 2003, it issued a statement saying it was extending the time it would take to make the change, and it did not give any new deadline or target date.

    "While speedy implementation is an admirable goal, we are most focused on the satisfaction of our customers and the quality of our products," said a statement from Ralph Alvarez, McDonald's U.S. Chief Operating Officer at that time.

    McDonald's (MCD: Research, Estimates) could not immediately be reached about the lawsuit Friday.

    The group said the suit does not have anything to do with obesity. It said trans fats cause serious medical health problems other than obesity. It cited a Harvard School of Public Health which estimated 30,000 or more premature heart disease deaths are caused each year by trans fats.

    The same group filed a suit against Kraft Foods (KFT: Research, Estimates) in April, seeking a court injunction that it stop marketing and selling Oreo Cookies to children in the state of California, until such cookies contain no partially hydrogenated oil or other trans fat.

    Kraft announced soon after the suit was filed that it would move to reduce or eliminate the trans fat in the Oreo, and the group subsequently dropped its lawsuit.

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    Call me crazy, but if I'm going to splurge (diet, not wallet) and eat a McDonald's meal, I'd want the full fat and flavor I'm accustomed to having.

    Pretty soon, there will be nothing left any good to eat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox
    Were you breast fed?
    Was your mother standing in her own filth her entire life while being pumped full of antibiotics and hormones with no medical care?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FXjohn
    There's no corn syrup in the bun...just in the ketchup

    The burger is mainly just burger I think...

    i still think it's a lot better than the fries and pop

    What do you consume, or what is your diet like?
    Well if I eat a burger, I eat a 100% beef burger not a 100% beef by-product burger. If I eat a steak, I buy a real cut of meat that cannot be found in a big chain grocery. That does not even look like meat! Look at what real meat looks like- real cuts of healthy meat. Big chain groceries don't have that, they have pinkish, sickly, abnormally large cuts of contaminated meat.

    Burgers? Do you think McD's actually pays for 100% real beef? No way, it's beef by-products in there.

    I don't eat breat with partially hydrogynated oils and I drink a Coke often while riding or just after.

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    mmmm, well whatever it is that beef byproduct sure can taste good

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    Quote Originally Posted by RacerX
    Was your mother standing in her own filth her entire life while being pumped full of antibiotics and hormones with no medical care?

    Arent antibiotics a form of healthcare?

    And racerX, do your eyes hurt after a while of looking down on all of us? /grin

    Seems that someone with some knowledge of industry practices, addatives etc could use this forum to help educate people. That would surely be more welcome then having someone attempt to belittle our diet choices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Litespeed
    undefinedHow many of you actually hit a fast food place more then one a week? What is a typical breakfast, lunch and dinner for you?

    While we are on the subject -- how many of you have actually seen the movie "Supersize Me", was it any good?
    Actual fast food...2x a month..usually if I am out partying and feel the need. And even then the only fast food I eat are lean subs or pitas (hmmmm pitas)

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    Quote Originally Posted by teamawe
    Arent antibiotics a form of healthcare?

    And racerX, do your eyes hurt after a while of looking down on all of us? /grin

    Seems that someone with some knowledge of industry practices, addatives etc could use this forum to help educate people. That would surely be more welcome then having someone attempt to belittle our diet choices.
    healthcare would be to treat open sores, blood diseases and infections. antibiotics are used as a stop gap until the cow can be slaughtered for food.

    As I said, I drink milk but I have a harder time now that I know what it really is.

    Belittle your diet choices? You are a fat pig that eats fast food daily? Than yes, I belittle your choices. If not than I'm not belittling you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moistfly
    mmmm, well whatever it is that beef byproduct sure can taste good
    beef by-products:
    mechanically sperated, all the waste matter after the "good stuff" has been gutted, cartilidge, spinal cord, brain matter, hoves, etc. mixed with actual meat, fillers, sugars, fats pressed into circular patties= processed meat=cheap hamburger.

    beef:
    a cut of meat ground into hamburger = hamburger (which tastes even better than processed meat)

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    In some countries brain is a delicacy. In any event, it still tastes good

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    Breakfast: Black coffee, whole grain toast w/ peanut butter, grapenuts cereal.
    Lunch-usually a turkey or chicken sandwich
    Dinner-Fish, lean beef, chicken or fish. Veggies of some sort.

    Fast food-once a week, and usally the grilled chicken. Although I do get nuggets once in a while.

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    Breakfast - oatmeal, one bagel, lunch huge pile of homegrown broccoli, squash and beans, snack-grapes and nuts, dinner - spagetti (home made sauce from home grown tomatos), chicken or fish more veggies. Weekends -- we ride our bikes somewhere and have lunch and usually skip dinner or just snack a little. We haven't been to a burger place in about 6 months, and it wasn't even very good. No sodas for me but my husband likes his diet pepsi. I just stick with water or tea most of the time.

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    I generally don't go to fast food places. The only one I like is subway, because their sandwiches are non greasy, everything is fresh, and you get to choose what you want. They also have great soups!

    As for supersize, macdonalds and other fast food restaurants in canada don't have the SUpersize.
    You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. That's great...if you want to attract vermin.

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