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May 8, 2013 6:37 AM
Yeah it probally is but why do we tend to think it is the worst thing in the world if it was so bad then why don't we shut it down ever ask that question, but we still should not eat too much of it but alittle should be good because at least we are getting in our daily protein and calories. laugh laugh laugh laugh laugh
May 8, 2013 6:38 AM
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That is only my thought(Just Saying).
Edited by H4Z4RDOUSW4STE On May 8, 2013 6:39 AM
May 8, 2013 6:40 AM
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Yeah it probally is but why do we tend to think it is the worst thing in the world if it was so bad then why don't we shut it down ever ask that question, but we still should not eat too much of it but alittle should be good because at least we are getting in our daily protein and calories. laugh laugh laugh laugh laugh


what?!
May 8, 2013 6:40 AM
Everything is okay in moderation. As long a you're under your calorie goal it shouldn't matter.

The issue is no the food but if you want to take up so much of your daily intake with one or two things.
May 8, 2013 6:41 AM
The great thing about fast food is that virtually all the nutrition facts are online. That makes it quite easy to plan a meal that fits your goals for the day.
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May 8, 2013 6:42 AM
yes, it really is that bad for you.

hard for me to get the gist of what you are saying in your post, but i *think* you are saying something like, "if it is really so bad, why does it still exist? why do people not shut it down?" etc.

for me, i tend to boycott/avoid things that I don't like. so, in a sense, I am working to "shut it down" by voting with my dollar (ie: withholding my dollar)

i do support healthier fast food choices: i love me the veggie delite on whole wheat at Subway, LOL.

but if u really wanna learn more about fast food healthwise, watch Supersize Me and Forks Over Knives on Netflix, or just starting doing your own research.
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May 8, 2013 6:43 AM
I eat fast food at least once a week sometimes more. I think the trouble with fast food is that we don't want the healthier options because other items on the menu look so much more yummier! I've learned though that we can have the other stuff in moderation. We have to remind ourselves about how far we've come and how choosing the wrong foods can impact our progress. Often times I find that having chose a salad over a burger was a great decision because the salad is actually very tasty! laugh
  35532792
May 8, 2013 6:43 AM
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Yeah it probally is but why do we tend to think it is the worst thing in the world if it was so bad then why don't we shut it down ever ask that question, but we still should not eat too much of it but alittle should be good because at least we are getting in our daily protein and calories. laugh laugh laugh laugh laugh


what?!


lmao... my thoughts exactly.... think I need another cup of coffee to decipher this information...
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May 8, 2013 6:43 AM
you're new here... you should get acquainted with dieting before saying what you said lol
  3535200
May 8, 2013 6:43 AM
Over indulgence of fast food is bad for you. The extra fat grams, sodium, sugar, etc, are bad for you if you EAT TOO MUCH OF IT.

Does this topic's question really need to be explained? I mean, come on, I think we all know the answer to the question.
  20633908
May 8, 2013 6:44 AM
The issue isn't fast food being bad for you, it's that too much bad food is bad for you. Too much water is bad for you. Too much of any one thing is bad for you. Now, determining how much is too much, well, that's half of the entire science behind nutrition.
May 8, 2013 6:44 AM
Fast cars vs slow cars.
Fast women vs slow women.
Fast food vs slow food.
What to do, what to do.
  3029007
May 8, 2013 6:46 AM
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yes, it really is that bad for you.

hard for me to get the gist of what you are saying in your post, but i *think* you are saying something like, "if it is really so bad, why does it still exist? why do people not shut it down?" etc.

for me, i tend to boycott/avoid things that I don't like. so, in a sense, I am working to "shut it down" by voting with my dollar (ie: withholding my dollar)

i do support healthier fast food choices: i love me the veggie delite on whole wheat at Subway, LOL.

but if u really wanna learn more about fast food healthwise, watch Supersize Me and Forks Over Knives on Netflix, or just starting doing your own research.


it really isn't that bad for you if you know what you're doing in the bigger picture sense. plus, you can withhold your dollar all you want... it's not like these fast food industries really have crisis since fast food will always be around. but if that makes you happier that you're "making a difference" then by all means lol
  3535200
May 8, 2013 6:47 AM
??. Try looking into what most "fast food" is actually made of, you will be disgusted. sick
May 8, 2013 6:47 AM
Sodium, cholesterol, and grease... it's a heart attack waiting to happen... smile
  35044924
May 8, 2013 6:47 AM
I tend to not want to eat anything so processed that it never goes bad. If it takes that many years to deteriorate, if ever... imagine what it takes for your body to process it. I think I will divert that energy to physical things. I have fast food RARELY and almost always get a tummy ache from it.
  10991076
May 8, 2013 6:50 AM
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Yeah it probally is but why do we tend to think it is the worst thing in the world if it was so bad then why don't we shut it down ever ask that question, but we still should not eat too much of it but alittle should be good because at least we are getting in our daily protein and calories. laugh laugh laugh laugh laugh


The fact that you have all those laughing emoticons suggests that this is not a serious question and I hope it isn't.
  41719204
May 8, 2013 6:50 AM
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The great thing about fast food is that virtually all the nutrition facts are online. That makes it quite easy to plan a meal that fits your goals for the day.


The nutrition facts about everything are available online??

"oh I know, I'll have a mcdonalds instead of a home cooked meal because the nutritional breakdown is more easily accessible online"

That makes no sense.
Edited by EmmaKarney On May 8, 2013 6:51 AM
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May 8, 2013 6:51 AM
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QUOTE:

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Yeah it probally is but why do we tend to think it is the worst thing in the world if it was so bad then why don't we shut it down ever ask that question, but we still should not eat too much of it but alittle should be good because at least we are getting in our daily protein and calories. laugh laugh laugh laugh laugh


what?!


lmao... my thoughts exactly.... think I need another cup of coffee to decipher this information...


I had coffee and am still confused.
May 8, 2013 6:53 AM
I think the main issue with fast food (aside from the extra chemicals, unhealthy fats, etc) is that when you're filling up on Big Macs, you're not filling up on fruits, veggies, whole grains, and lean proteins. Calories and fats themselves are not bad for us. It's the type of calories and fats we're putting in our bodies that is. So if you're trying to stay within your calorie ranges while eating fast food burgers, chicken sandwiches, fries, soft drinks, etc, you aren't getting all the foods that are so important in maintaining healthy organs.

These places exist because they are BIG moneymakers. In America, we're fed ingredients in our fast foods and prepackaged products that are banned in other countries. Google it (or check out this article: http://www.shape.com/blogs/shape-your-life/13-banned-foods-still-allowed-us). The UK has much stricter food laws that we have in America. In fact, they have the exact same foods (same type, same brands) but without the banned chemicals that are allowed in American foods.

I still eat fast food though. I don't practice what I preach but I do try to keep it to a minimum. tongue
May 8, 2013 6:55 AM
Everything in moderation ... balance!
May 8, 2013 6:56 AM
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Over indulgence of fast food is bad for you. The extra fat grams, sodium, sugar, etc, are bad for you if you EAT TOO MUCH OF IT.

Does this topic's question really need to be explained? I mean, come on, I think we all know the answer to the question.


Could you not say that about any food? How much extra fat, sugar, sodium is too much?
May 8, 2013 6:57 AM
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The great thing about fast food is that virtually all the nutrition facts are online. That makes it quite easy to plan a meal that fits your goals for the day.


The nutrition facts about everything are available online??

"oh I know, I'll have a mcdonalds instead of a home cooked meal because the nutritional breakdown is more easily accessible online"

That makes no sense.


making it seem like everyone has time to have a home cooked meal everyday, makes no sense lol
  3535200
May 8, 2013 7:12 AM
Oopsie
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May 8, 2013 7:15 AM
you can still be malnourished if you eat plenty of protein and cals.

if i have a nandos chicken in pitta, or a chicken kebab from the local takeaway, i'm eating chicken breast served in a pitta with salad. that's got a lot more in than protein and cals! not all fast foods are equal.

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