Oprah’s 20th anniversary special show that features
highlights from the last two decades, one segment includes the
lean and trim Oprah walking onto the stage pulling a wagon that
is carrying sixty-seven pounds of fat.
The visual impact is immediate.
Picture in your mind, instead, that Oprah is pulling a
wagon that is carrying all the fat we consume from the fast food
restaurants we frequent.
we see the arches, bells, and crowns, we immediately associate
them with convenience, something very attractive and cannot be
denied in our instant society, when the god of convenience is
very powerful. Possibly
the drive-thru even beats the convenience of the microwave and a
can of soup?
is the food the attraction?
True, we admit we actually like the food.
That is, for the price, it’s pretty good because
we’re not expecting a four-star plate.
Still, if we took out the low price, is the food still
the attraction? Whether
we answer yes or no, convenience is definitely a big draw.
have all given-in to the convenience.
We have all submitted to the quickness of fast food.
You may feel that, to be honest, salads may have
increased our desire for that favorite hamburger.
Salads have made us conscious that we should care how
fast food tastes. Remember
the salad episode in the Cosby Show when you laughed because Dr.
Huxtable is given a plate of “leaves” without the tasty
dressing? You may
feel you’re not alone, especially when you skip the drive-thru
and instead get out of the car, open the restaurant doors, and
go inside for what you think will be a more relaxing meal.
As you look around the other tables, almost everyone is
eating hamburgers and fries, not the healthy salad we aspire to.
while we know that a lot of exercise and less eating may be the
mental block that keep us from defying the weight gain, salads
may be the mental block that keep us from ordering them.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could defy weight the same
way cosmetic creams claim to defy wrinkles? Imagine a cream that can melt away fat.
fast food has become ingrained in our culture.
You may have noticed that while you are watching your
football, basketball or any other sports team, you may see an
advertisement that says that if your team wins, on the day of
the win, you can go to the fast food restaurant and buy a meal
item for only $1.00 and this lasts till midnight!
Also, did you notice that you are given a fast food
coupon as you enter your sports arena?
only that, talk shows, the news, even commercials give us the
latest on our health. One
commercial shows a person with a weigh scale chained around his
ankle and ends with the thought, “Take the weight off your
mind.” How about
breaking off those chains and ending the commercial with,
“Make health a priority in your mind.”
convenience is combined with the “dollar menu,” the magnetic
pull of the drive-thru is hard to defy.
Now may be the time for that fat-defying cream.
cream may come in the form of crispy cereals when we are
guaranteed a “Road to Wellville.” For example, on the side of the Frosted Flakes cereal box, it
cheers you on. It
says, “Your family could become healthier in 12 weeks!
1. Eat 1
serving of Kellogg’s cereal per day.
2. Walk an
extra 2,000 steps daily—about one mile...Ready, Set Go!”
On the back of the cereal box, it says, “Get active!
One night without watching television, do 25 pull-ups,
ride your bike for an hour, create a dance routine to your
favorite song, walk up and down the stairs 10 times, play catch
with a friend, go swimming with a friend, do 30 sit-ups, unplug
your video game system for a day, juggle a soccer ball 4 to 5
times in a row, eat fruits and vegetables at every meal for a
cereals cheer us on in similar ways.
They say to eat only one bowl of their cereal for
breakfast, lunch, and dinner, for a few weeks and on one of
those days, we can eat whatever we want, and we will lose
eating a bowl of cereal, we can’t help but read the literature
on the box. We’ve
all seen them. Unfortunately,
reading may be about as much exercise the box can convince us to
however, the convenience and low price of a cereal box cannot
seem to defeat the fast food drive-thru, and because of this, Your
Guide To Fast Food Health will not only provide you the fat,
calorie, and cholesterol content of your favorite fast food
entrees, it will also compare them quickly and easily in one,
the TV Show, Star Trek?
There was that mysterious tray of food that crew members
were subjected to. It
simply materialized before their eyes and a window would lift
open. In our case,
the same window also opens, but this ebook will take out the
mystery behind the “drive-thru window.”
We can now know what we are putting in our bodies rather
than be skeptical of the food that simply materializes before
our eyes. There
will be no more excuses; we will now know exactly how many
teaspoons of fat we are eating with our entrées.
need for a quick feed doesn’t end there.
We are also encouraged to eat more when we are asked,
“Do you want to supersize that?”
If you have noticed, you don’t hear this question
anymore after the screening of the Oscar-nominated feature
documentary, “Super Size Me.”
you see the soda pop taste test advertisements?
A person would be blindfolded and asked to taste two
brands. Take the
blindfold off and “taste” your favorite entrees with eyes
Guide To Fast Food Health
compares McDonald’s, Burger King, Sonic, Wendy’s, Papa
John’s, and Domino’s.
compare? Knowledge can help you with your health.
If you have children, you may have watched the show, Spongebob, with its Krabby Patty.
Become a “Happy Patty” instead by comparing quickly
and easily your entrees.
when we have to look up at the ceiling to read our menu, we can
compare those walls as informed “menunaires” on “Health”
Street. Invest your
dollar to become a “Healthynaire.”
choosing healthy now from these menu items that are grouped as
follows: The first
chapter compares burgers, the second chapter contrasts chicken
sandwiches, the third examines fish, the fourth compares salads,
the fifth sees the differences between pizzas, the sixth is an
informative glossary and the seventh touches upon nutrition and
gaining more knowledge from this ebook, you, too, may find
yourself becoming pickier on what to order.
cheese is included with your entree, how much higher are the
fat, calories, and cholesterol? Which salad dressings have the most fat?
How many teaspoons of fat does a bag of fries add?
comparing a McDonald’s Quarter Pounder With Cheese, a Burger
King Whopper with Cheese and a Wendy’s Classic single With
Cheese, which one would you choose?
this ebook as your guide whether you are maintaining your
general good health or are working toward better health, because
as Oprah has successfully shown, you, too, can control the pull
of that wagon-full of fat.
it’s good to compare and know the nutritional value of your
fast food. Even if
taste is a big factor in your decision of which “drive-thru”
to go to or not, this ebook compiles for you, in one convenient
place, your fast food nutrition.
Become a Healthynaire and feel better now!
what others sent after reading Your Guide To Fast Food
a recent scare regarding my health, I found your ebook helpful
in steering my mind in the right direction. You have done
all the work for me. Excellent book!"
Dean, Overland Park, Kansas
I will change where I go for fast food and what I order after
reading this e-book!"