Fast Food FYI

cf02f0ea8220c6ce99764a33d0241622So any time I bring up fast food as a topic I receive numerous emails proclaiming hatred for all fast food and “I never eat the junk!”  But someone is consuming these products or else they would be out of business.  I must admit that on Saturday I left the house without proper supplies and found myself miles from the house and only a Mickey D’s.  I was not extremely happy with the McDonald’s options on the menu; nothing except fruit slices resembled health!  At any rate, I ordered my burger, fries and tea and ate away.  I was physically uncomfortable and bloated for about 5 hours.  There is a reason for this: chemicals.

I guess all things in moderation is my advice on the topic, but I try to avoid fast food when able.  Check out these facts I found:


39 thoughts on “Fast Food FYI

  1. Once a week, we go out to dinner. Sometimes its a pub, the local pizza joint or fast food. The thing about fast food is that it is inexpensive and you don’t have to tip. There’s nothing wrong with fast food as long as you don’t eat it all the time. Both myself and my husband walk 20 miles a week each so we get our exercise. There are days when you just don’t feel like cooking. 🙂

  2. I don’t know what they add to the junk food nowadays as I don’t eat it, thanks for my diabetes. Back in my junk-food-eating days, I enjoyed it and had no discomfort afterwards. Still remember the french fries very fondly.

  3. Oh, dear, once or twice I year I eat subway … I thought that avoiding fries, and adding loads of fresh veggies was better than a burger…

    1. You must be careful. Unfortunately, the majority of our food, especially restaurants, is loaded with preservatives and additives. Some the manufacturers cannot explain why they use a few of the additives other than, we always have. It is crazy.

  4. Good information to share. I used to be a “I don’t care what’s in chicken nuggets they’re delicious” type of person but thankfully now I do care what’s in my food.
    I just wrote about my fast food cravings today but I think my cravings are more convenience, I don’t want to cook, rather than the actual food, which doesn’t really appeal to me at all anymore.

  5. There’s a small burger joint about an hour’s drive from us. We often stop there on our way to the coast. The sign inside says ‘We make good food as fast as we can’. That’s my only place for a fast-food fix.
    Australia is lucky. While we have plenty of fast-food choices, the majority are on the healthier side—with a focus on sandwiches, soups, salads, juices and such.

  6. I don’t eat fast food. I prefer to starve if that’s the only thing to consume. If I am away from my normal surroundings and find I need food…I look for a grocery store. I’d much rather grab a banana and yogurt or something like that. I’d love if all fast food joints went out of business or better yet, I wish they cared enough to make foods that are healthy. Best, Koko

  7. I like proper food especially Italian or Indian. I tried fast food a couple of times and it didn’t agree with me. Life is too short for eating junk food. Actually if one eats junk food, it gets even shorter.

  8. I am diabetic and can’t eat McDonald’s or Wendy’s without getting sick. But I am also a retired teacher, so I don’t have money for better places. I treat the kids to Burger King and Taco Bueno when I can. We go to Taco Bell if we want diarrhea and intestinal gas.

  9. There is nothing wrong with food on the go, it is really just a matter of ingredients. If these companies would just use quality the volume would make it affordable.

    I am all for being hungry instaed of eating this junk. Rather thinking ahead and bringing a healthy snack is even better.

    Clifford T Mitchem
    Advocare Distributor
    Nutrition + Fitness = Health

  10. We seldom eat out anymore because of how often we feel sick afterwards! My town is a fast food haven as it’s a truck stop town. About the only fast food we seem to tolerate is Taco Bell and Whataburger and we try to limit visits to these places. We’ve been sick after eating Subway, Domino’s, Little Cesar’s, Pizza Hut, DQ….very rarely do we not feel bloated, irritable and nauseous. Same goes for frozen food ‘fast food.” We didn’t replace our microwave after it died and I cook most of our meals from scratch. I have found not having a microwave is a great deterrent to purchasing fast frozen foods.

    1. I like that idea, never thought about that! And I agree completely about the nausea and bloating. It is simply terrible and should be avoided at all cost!!

  11. I like what you said about how everyone claims to avoid fast food, but somebody must be eating it, or the businesses wouldn’t keep expanding! I eat it more than I care to admit these days, and am looking forward to moving into our new-to-us house in a few weeks, so we can grow another garden, stock our pantry, and return to the real food that keeps our bodies and our wallets happy!

  12. This is a very good article. Informative and so very true. I am guilty as charged when it comes to eating fast food regularly. I was a chauffeur for a little over a year and that’s all I ate was fast food because I spent over half my day on the roads. It’s not something I’m proud of. I know I need to be eating better and cutting back on the unhealthy foods and eating more of what my body NEEDS instead of what my tastebuds WANT. There are so many fast food joints that surround my neighborhood it’s not even funny. But I am working on adapting some healthier habits because at the end of the day self love includes taking care of your body and not abusing it. After all, it’s the only place we have to live until we kick the bucket. And of course, fat is not sexy. Health is wealth. Great read 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your thoughts! Everyone has issues and eating healthy is an easy thing to start doing. I started last December and have dropped over 21 pounds. Slow and steady wins the race. I feel so good and you will too!

      1. That’s awesome! Congrats on your weight loss thus far! I know it’s not easy but well worth it in the end. I sometimes forget that I can’t reach the destination without FIRST enjoying the journey. Like you said slow and steady wins the race. We must crawl before we walk. I struggle with this a lot because it seems I’m always trying to walk before I crawl. I appreciate the words of encouragement my fellow writer 🙂

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