Monday, January 6, 2014

Really, McDonald's Doesn't Make You Fat or Unhealthy? (Part 3)

"Man loses nearly 40 lbs. eating only McDonald’s."
McDonald's doesn't make you fat or unhealthy. I knew that. I'm a living testament. A recent science project by a science teacher and his students sheds some light. Astonishing. The result will make you question what you eat or how much you consume instead of blaming fast food places such as McDonald's.

Check out these links:
Huffington Post
Today


Now, think about this new study. As I've said before, I eat McDonald's at least once per week without gaining weight because I make healthy/conscious choices. Also, I can eat healthy at McDonald's and (often) spend less than the price I would pay elsewhere for a meal.

Everyone, think about what you're eating. If you consume too much high calorie food at Subway, Burger King, Chick-Fil-A or Wendy's, you will pay for it. If you eat smart, it doesn't matter where you eat, you can still have your ice cream and your famous apple pie at McDonald's. For the New Year, eat right and eat what you like. I will not surrender my McDonald's fries. Be responsible. Don't blame.
This post has become my Part 3 instead of the previous one I mentioned as I'm collecting information. A number of people sent me the different links to this video or story, so I just had to write this post as the information is timely for my series on McDonald's.


Happy New Year. Best Wishes.

66 comments:

  1. Very true, if you watch what you eat you can still have a treat, wouldn't call McDonalds healthy though lol GMO up the arse there

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    1. Hey Pat, if you're having a treat, just eat it - GMO or not. GMO foods are everywhere, in our children's breakfast (cereal), our dinner (meat, rice, corn, oil), you name it. I don't think we can go back to non GMO foods. But we can reduce our use.

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  2. I do enjoy McDonald's from time to time. I think about going every few days but usually go about once a month. I do have to say that like Pat, I am very concerned about GMO''s. That said, that are so many foods that are modified it is hard to keep track and stay away from them.

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  3. I eat a Big Mac once or twice a month. It has less than 600 calories. I skip the fries. Yummy.

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    1. Susie, you know how much you can consume.Fries, yes, yummy.

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  4. I'm with you Peaches. I'm not giving up my McDonald's fries. I will sacrifice calories somewhere else. And I will practice my indulging moments in moderation

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    1. Amen to that, Angela. "I will practice my indulging moments in moderation."

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  5. It's so easy to blame something other than ourselves. I think most people just don't realize how much they are eating. Whether it's portion size or snacking all day, they just don't notice.

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    1. I agree, Sara. Some people do not think about what they consume.

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  6. There is a movement away from personal responsibility. Everyone has someone to blame for whatever ails them. Anyone with good sense know...all things in moderation. I'm getting ready to enjoy some cheesy breadsticks from Pizza Hut for the football game tonight. I will think of this post and skip the guilt!

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    1. Elizabeth, thank you for saying this: "Anyone with good sense know...all things in moderation." Enjoy the game and remember what you said.

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  7. I saw this! Make you really wonder, doesn't it? Glad you posted about it, Peaches!

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    1. I get getting emails about it and decided I should post it.

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  8. Is this not more of a testament to exercise though. Because he starts an exercise program in conjuntion with an exercise program. It would have been interesting for him to have done that on mcdonalds alone and continue as normal because I do believe with exercise you can loose weight through almost anything. I'm also very concerned about GMO's though. Interesting Peaches and Happy New Year. I pray God grants you favour in everything in you do this year.....

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    1. Wendy, even when we do not eat at restaurants, we sometimes to exercise to keep us fit, so it makes sense to get on a total fitness program. But is shows that if your plan what you eat and you exercise, you can stay healthy.

      Awww. "I pray God grants you favour in everything in you do this year....." Same to you.

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  9. Hey, Peaches,
    So true that we need to make conscious choices. I know what makes me put on the pounds and so I avoid those kinds of food or have them sparingly.

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    1. I do the same, Joy. I eat a lot, but I do try to balance the heavy meals with lighter ones.

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  10. you make great points --we need to do better as a country and cut down on the processed foods!

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    1. We all need to work together, Vett. Thanks for your comment.

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  11. Happy New Year! You're right that if you make wise choices, you can eat anywhere. I'm not a fast food fan, but I also need to be careful when making selections in any restaurant or when cooking at home.

    Love,
    Janie

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  12. Hi Peaches! I hear you. I think the key is eat smart and make right choices, in this way you can always eat where and what you like. I also believe to always train and exercise to keep yourself healthy and in a good energy. Happy New Year my dear, hope it started at the best! Kisses! xo

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  13. Weight aside, I just don't eat it very often. I don't like how it makes me feel. But the bottom line is always moderation, and common sense and healthy choices 80% of the time.

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    1. Julie, eating at places that makes you feel good is important.

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  14. Moderation is key, if you unhealthy foods at home you will become unhealthy. Same goes for fast food. I am concerned about the ingredients in some fast food though.

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    1. Sheena, we should all be concerned about what goes into our food - fast food or not.

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  15. You can find healthy choices and McDonalds, and if you eat McDonald's in moderation it won't hurt you. But I have to believe if you ate Big Macs and Super-sized fries and soft drinks, your health would decline.

    Happy New Year, Peaches! I wish you all the best in 2014!

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    1. So true, Sherry. Happy New Year to you, too. Best wishes for you and your family throughout 2014.

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  16. Everything in moderation.

    Happy New Year, Peaches. Much success to you in 2014.

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  17. Hi Peaches,

    McD's fries are my weakness, and usually the only thing I request if someone is going there. I don't eat red meat anymore (although I remember very well how awesome the Big Macs are!). But it's like anywhere, you just have to make the right choice. If you go to Subway and get the cheesy meatball sub with chips and a cookie twice a day, you're not likely to lose weight! :) You can eat healthy at McD's just as well as you can eat healthy at Subway, or not.

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  18. LOL! Wait, how much is McDonalds paying him? (And how much are they paying you? ;)

    Until they start carrying deli cheeses, I'm still going to my pricier fast food places. =)

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    1. I think he got a trip around the world - look the news is everywhere and I got plenty of smiles. LOL

      Truthfully, Crystal, I think he received a better body, but I received or I am receiving a certain fulfillment that no one can pay me for (lol). For years, and even as recently as Novemeber when I was extremely busy and was eating McDonald's twice a day because I had no time to cook, I pondered doing a similar experiment because I love McDonald's.

      Guess, what, during the Christmas season, I went to number of high end stores--I will not name--for bargains. I bought some items. Then I went to some other stores that other people scoff and I could not believe what I saw. I saw similar and identical items I had seen at the expensive stores for less than half the price of the items I had seen at the high end stores. I bought the cheaper identical items and will soon return the more expensive ones. The lesson is that (sometimes I can get the same value for less.

      I hope you're eating cheese in moderation. Happy New Year.

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  19. It's all about the calorie count, isn't it.

    A little fat doesn't hurt anyone...in moderation. :) Personally, I have to have a good dose here and there.

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  20. I read somewhere that it is not what you eat, but what you do after you have eaten that decides whether you put on weight or not. McDonald's may not make you fat or unhealthy, but they cannot supply our body with all the vitamins and the nutrients that our body needs. So we need to eat all sorts of food to get the nutrients for a healthy body.

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    1. Such a long time, Vincent. Thanks for commenting.

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  21. I think you're right--it depends on how often you eat at fast food places like McD's, and the choices of food you eat when you do. As long as you're eating healthy the rest of the week, it should be fine! Have fun.

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  22. Hi Peaches!:) Hope you are well! Many kisses!

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  23. Have a lovely weekend ahead dear! xo

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  24. You're right . . . it's all about choices. Love French fries, but in moderation.

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  27. Haven't visited in a while so I'm catching up on your posts :) I like this one because as one reader said, "it's all about choices and moderation."

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  28. Peaches,

    Noticed you had not posted in a while so I am just stopping by to say hello and hope you are well.

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    1. Just responding. I take breaks and then I return.

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