“Fast Food Nation”

I was recently browsing Facebook today and one of my friends from school had this link up.

McDonald’s Oatmeal

When I saw that, I couldn’t help but laugh and think how many people actually believed that anything from McDonald’s could be somewhat healthy.  Burger King and Micky D’s are notorious for this sort of thing.  Put a solid, healthy meal on the menu.  Then load it with sugar, salt and/or fat.  Or in most cases, all of the above.

However, these two fine, American establishments aren’t the only ones.  Even sit down restaurants are getting to the point where it is sickening.  Some appetizers on AppleBee’s and T.G.I. Fridays are upwards of 2,000 calories!  And that is the first course of your dinner!  One thing that really stood out to me was Carl’s Six Dollar Burger…111g of fat.  No wonder we are the fattest people on Earth.

This is more of rant than anything.  But, one thing I want you to get is that eating out at fast food or restaurants should be a rare occasion for you.  Everything on every menu comes “crispy”, “breaded” and load with creamy sauces.  Even if it is grilled, chances are there is something that isn’t good for you in that meal.  Just cutting out this food will make a huge difference in your training and riding.  You will feel better when you wake up and have more energy throughout the day.  It may not seem like it, but you will actually save money by going to the grocery store, getting fresh meat and vegetables and cooking your own food. That way, you know exactly what is in your food.

Here’s some more depression for you in a list of 20 terrible foods.

Don’t Ever Eat This!

Posted on Feb 25 2011, under Nutrition | 4 Comments »

4 Responses to ““Fast Food Nation””

  1. It’s pretty brutal what the majority of people eat these days. I read the Eat Clean diet book awhile back and it has changed the way I look at food. It helped me to think about food as feul. The healthier it is, the higher octane. Check out the book if you havent yet.

  2. That’s exactly how you have to look at it. I haven’t heard of it before, but I will check it out.

  3. i try to always put the right food and right amount in my body and the results i got 6th out of 20 riders!

  4. It pays off! Like Kevin commented earlier, the food you put in your body is fuel. The better the fuel, the better the results.

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