One man’s fast food story
Could it have been the soda? Too much Coca-Cola can really goof up your body. And if he was downing super sized sodas all day…he’s lucky his kidneys didn’t explode.
Don’t get me wrong…I’m a Coca-Cola freak. But honestly.
You think you had it bad… We had to live in a lake! [;)]
Let’s not forget all of the octogenarians who have smoked all their lives. Despite tobacco being a vegetable and all, it’s still not very healthy.
No, that was when I was a child (PS check out Mont Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl for my referent for that joke).
How is this possible? I thought you were confined to a shoebox or is that the "other" you talking?
Flaurie Berman, co owner of Chicago’s Super Dawg, has eaten a super dog every day day since 1948 when she opened the business with her husband. http://www.superdawg.com
Let’s not forget Don Gorske of Fon Du Lac, Wisconsin who’s eaten at least one Big Mac a day for the last 32 years.
I just want to announce my important new expose on the sun. I have been staring into it for days now and I am ready to publish my article on the hidden dangers which will shock and amaze all who read it.
Like LoneStar said earlier, what if he’d eaten only cheesesteaks? It seems to me the guy is picking on McDonald’s when he could just as easily have screwed himself up eating only, say, lettuce. It would have been a different kind of screw up, but dangerous nonetheless. It’s more an argument in favor of a healthy, balanced diet than anything else. To slant it against the worlds best-known hamburger chain is just pseudo-blackmail, if you ask me. Had he eaten nothing but prime rib and tried to get an interview with the head of the Beef Council, they probably would have shot him down, too.
I think we all experienced the same thing in the 18-24 age group. It was right after my 25th birthday that I realized I was actually gaining weight from eating so much garbage. Of course, it was nearly another ten years before I actually did anything about it! [:I]
You know Capnhank: I agree with you. I read the article several times and I am not a fan of Mickie D’s but I found his story not credible. While in college, I had a diet very similar to what the site indicated. If I had a liver problem, which I did not, it would have been due to imbibing almost daily.
To have a diet of what he indicated and if he gained that much weight and had that many physical problems, it seems to me that there was other things going on.
I had the same diet for four years and I left college weighing the same thing that I did in high school. Unfortunately during my latter years it has not been so easy. I graduated from high school and college at 125. They use to call me gone ass. Not so much any more. Due to Atkins I am now at 185.
I believe the story that was listed was for dollars only. I find and feel that his report has no credibility. This is not support for McDonalds, it just does not seem believeable.
Paul E. Smith
She was probably overjoyed that the mysterious greasy fat man who had taken over her boyfriend was no longer slobbering all over her every night…
I just found it an amusing dichotomy that while his diet caused his "libido to flag," his girlfriend claimed to be "horrified." (C’mon, who’s she kidding?) [;)]
Punk rock. [}:)]
what kind of band where you in?
OK, this guy is obviously exaggerating somewhat, but if his point is that it’s not healthy to eat McDonald’s three times a day…well, I hope this isn’t news to anyone! Honestly, the article implies that he ate nothing but Big Macs, Fries and Shakes. Even if you consider the "lettuce" on a Big Mac, he’s not getting any vegetables! I know there are some vitamins and hormones pumped into the cows before they become part of the franchise, but that’s not enough to keep you from getting scurvy. I doubt his liver was going to shut down, but I’m sure it would have eventually.
What an idiot! I hope his "vegan chef" never lets him hear the end of this.
As far as trying to be the next Michael Moore, well, I think that niche is taken. In fact, he probably should have sent his idea to Moore before he actually tried it. It’s a clever idea, I suppose, but for 90 minutes?!! I mean, I could see it as a short on TV Nation, but certainly not as a full-length film!
C’mon, we all know that anything can be spun in any direction we like. Here’s the anti-Cato Institute version of my story:
When I quit eating meat, I lost nearly 40 pounds.
Wow! 40 pounds?!! That’s really something!
Of course, I was touring with my band at the time. That means I wasn’t drinking and I was doing a 45 minute aerobic workout on stage every night. Did vegetarianism cause me to lose the weight? Well, if I want to put the ol’ spin on it – sure! Did the same diet cause me to gain half of that back after I got home and started drinking and sitting around doing nothing again? Well, gee whiz! I don’t want it to look like eating meat might not be as bad as alcohol combined with a sedentary lifestyle. Hell, those are things I like! I’ll just continue the spin and say that I’m not getting enough fresh vegetables…yeah, that’s the ticket…I’m eating more TVP than carrots…that’s why I’m fat again… [;)]
Liver out of whack? I seriously wonder if he had a alcohol problem?
I am going to re-read the article. Now I have re-read the article, I stand with my earlier post. I think the guy was on a money run. Not that I think that a total McDonald diet is healthy, but I have a hard time believing a guy of his age could come apart that quick on a 30 day diet of MD’s. If his liver got out of whack that quick, he must have another problem.
Paul E. Smith
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