I’ve been “off” of fast food* since May 2010. I’ve never looked back!
Below is a post from my previous blog, and the reason that I quit fast food.
*Pizza is not fast food.
Don’t Eat this Book (Written May 2010 by yours truly)
At one of my WW meetings, a member said she was (RE)reading a book by Morgan Spurlock, the man who made Supersize Me. Another (lifetime) member said he owns the book and rereads it frequently – he hit goal 20 years ago and looks fantastic!
So, I signed my (shrinking) butt on to Amazon and found a copy for 25 cents. It’s been enlightening, despite the fact that it was published 5 years ago.
I’m reading this book for a number of reasons, but the primary reason is that I’m trying more and more to move away from processed foods in my diet, (not “DIET,” just meaning my daily intake) and something tells me Mr. Spurlock has a lot to share about what goes IN to all of these Fast Foods. I only eat fast food about once a week, it’s usually Chick-Fil-A or Wendy’s, but if I could get it down to once a month or once every other month that would be fab. **Edit (3/12): After completing the entire book, I stopped all fast food. I would still eat Chick-Fil-A if we had it in NY, as there is very little chemical content.**
I’m posting to share the following excerpt from The Washington Monthly via Spurlock’s Don’t Eat this Book.
” If a person drives instead of walks for only 20 minutes each day for a year, he will store about 26,000 calories, thus gaining about 5 pounds. Researchers at the University of Minnesota estimated that over a year, those who spend only five minutes each workday sending emails to coworkers instead of visiting their offices will gain an extra pound. Most of us gain weight this way, a few grams a day, a few pounds a year – but enough to shorten our lives.”
Pretty scary, no?