Is it fast food really good for our health? Can we make it regular eating fast food only?
WHAT a question!!!
I really really want to know the answer.
We all want to know the answer.
Yes, if you eat nothing but fast food you will be "regular"
After watching a documentary which had secret filmings of Fast Food restaurants and their kitchens, I would say its not advisable to eat it regularly.
However, if you do, then make it yourself as you don't know the hygiene conditions, under which the food was made.
Can you? sure. Would it be healthy? Surely not.
Ever seen "super size me"?
The guy eats only mcdonalds for 30 days, 3 meals a day.
A doctor told him that its having the same effect on his liver as going on a massive alcohol binge. That was only one of the effects.
I worked at McDonalds for 5 years. becuase I got free food while working, I ate ALOT of it. I figured out ways to make some if it slighty better for you then how it comes normally, but trust me...at the very least, it wreaks havoc on your digestive system.
Anyone who has seen "SuperSize Me" and bases some of their food choices on the info from the documentary should also see "FatHead". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgBLQIJEcbE
Yeah he had major fatty liver, as well as heart damage, heart palpitations, depression, decreased libido, exhaustion, food addiction, a cholesterol of 230 (an increase of 60pts) a gain in weight (24.5lbs) that took him 6 months to lose, body fat went from 11% to 18%...
Uh all in 30 days of eating fast food.
you can watch it on hulu http://www.hulu.com/watch/63283/super-size-me
So can someone live solely on fast food? My answer: not very long.
I remember seeing Super Size Me. It really opens up your eyes about fast foods but some restaurants are just as bad too.
I saw supersize me too, but I thought the guy was stupid. Whenever the counterperson asked him if he would like to supersize, he always said yes as part of the experiment. At the halfway point in the experiment he was drinking two large cups of coffee with his breakfast, two drinks for lunch and dinner. And he never bought any of the healthier choices. There was one scene where he threw up outside the parking lot.
They featured one guy who was reputed to have eaten the most Big Macs because he really likes Big Macs and he eats it every day but that's all he ate from McDonald's, he was as thin as a rail. He didn't order fries or soda. When the Supersize guy ordered his meal, this guy just looked at him like he was crazy. I think the Supersize guy asked him if he ever ordered fries and Big Mac guy just shook his head and said no and that the stuff would kill you.
So I guess what I'm saying is that when you eat at a fast food place, be selective about what you're eating and there are healthy alternatives available.
As part of the experiment he ate everything on the menu at least once. So he did eat the "healthier choices." I think the supersize fry and drink portions aren't an option anymore at mcdonalds. The point is, are there some "healthy" options available? Sure. But there aren't many.
Yes, he's supposed to eat it at least once. But if he only ate the healthier choices once, he's kind of manipulating his audience by concentrating on eating only the bad stuff.
It's interesting that McDonald's doesn't suggst the supersize option anymore. It's telling that most people can't seem to say no. They really don't have any discipline.
I think it's possible to find things at a fast food place that aren't "the end of the world" if someone eats them. The salads, the fruits they offer, something like a Whopper Junior (minus the burger) with cheese (that's a lettuce, tomato, and cheese sandwich - no so horrible). People can also select "non-super-size" items and/or share them with a companion. For breakfast people could select something like just scrambled eggs by themselves. McDonalds in my area used to serve cereal at breakfast. Most fast food places have water, orange juice, tea, and milk (with whatever else they have); so beverages wouldn't be a big problem. Burger King does have a veggie burger. For people who eat the burgers, fish, or chicken; requesting things like cheese and dressings be left off, and buying the smallest portions could help some.
The big problems with fast food are fillers, fats, and portions; so if you aim to select things that minimize the opportunity for fillers and added in fats; it could potentially (sort of) be fine. The diet would be limited, and it would be a challenge to find the healthiest sources of protein. Since a well balanced diet with lots of fresh fruit and vegetables is the healthiest thing, I don't think anyone can get that by relying on fast food places. If someone relied only on fast food places and made sure they always chose the healthiest items, they wouldn't be eating the most horrible diet in the world; but I don't see how they could get the right variety and amounts of healthy foods to make it the healthiest of eating lifestyles.
you mean to say everything available in the fast food place. It is upto us to choose. Is it not?
Not quite sure what you're getting at, but the fillers/fats/etc. problem can be avoided if people select a small salad with a light dressing, whatever fresh fruits they offer (McDonalds used to have yogurt and fruit dish, and they once had an apples/grapes/walnut fruit salad. I don't know what they have now. Wendy's had mandarin oranges in a dish. BK has "apple fries" (sticks). They all have small salads. That type of thing (or even just the scrambled eggs with nothing else) with something like orange juice, low-fat milk, water, or tea is all that bad.
Well in addition to my earlier post, im going to add that i DO agree that most people dont USUALLY eat as much fast food as he did the the movie/documentary i mentioned. Just pointing out that it is VERY unhealthy for you. I personally eat fast food pretty frequently.
As for the post by ron about the "Fat head" documentary.
Well also understand that as part of his "Experiment" he required if he was asked to super size it he MUST accept it. Also he stated that he would try to limit his daily exercise to about as much as the "Average" american would get which was very little.
Which is probably why the food had a much greater effect on him.
I'm not stating that the information given in the documentary is facts, actually its mostly over-done to make it more dramatic.
However it does still indeed prove it IS unhealthy for you.
Sure, you could easily counterbalance the weight gain etc from eating the heavy calorie amounts from mcdonalds and the like, but it DOES NOT make it healthy.
Again, i eat fast food as a majority of my diet so if anything im a huge hypocrite i know its bad for me im just a lazy ass.
So i guess to summarize what im saying, i could simply put it as "is fast food HEALTHY?" No, not at all. Is the load of crap we hear about it on T.V true? No idea. im not a nutritionist.
However it is undeniable that it isn't HEALTHY.
Additionally Morgan Spurlock's fiance (now wife) is a vegan chef. So Morgan was a very healthy guy prior to the experiment.
My dad fed us a lot of McDonald's growing up and although I was always a thin girl, I was depressed all the time. When I married, my husband pretty much opened my eyes to real food and now when I go to McDonald's I get sick every time. Now McDonald's is emergency food.
I have had no issues with depression since the diet change. That's not hard evidence, but it makes you think.
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