Fast Food Anyone? You Might Want to Read This First.

November 4, 2010 by Matt

Before we get into the supersize me facts, I think we should raise some facts about obesity first. So it’s no surprise that obesity has risen like wildfire in America and now affects 1/3 of all Americans. That’s 72 million people! That number should shock you.

Well why is this such a big deal? Well first off obesity is linked to a number of health risks such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, cataracts, age related mascular disorder, breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer and much more.

Knowing that this number in American is increasing you need to ask yourself, “Why is this happening?” First off take a look at food commercials nowadays that keep talking about large portions. Something that is never a problem when you order food in Europe, especially France. Those portions are tiny.

Additionally, everything you generally see on T.V. is fast food joints that are loaded with High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS). I’ll write a few blogs on this later because it’s mind boggling how this stuff is in everything.

Most people don’t realize that about 90% of the calories they get from a normal fast food joint is from corn and genetically modified corn at that!

Odds are you’ve eaten at one of these burger joints: McDonalds, Burger King, Checkers, White Castle, Carl’s Jr., In n’ Out Burger. I think I covered the main ones. Did I forget some?

Ok now let’s do a little breakdown here of a typical meal. It probably looks something like this: Cheeseburger, Side of Fries, & a Soft Drink (usually Coke)

First off the soda that you are drinking come from 100% corn derivative – yep you guessed it. High Fructose Corn Syrup used to sweeten it up.

What about the Burger? The cheeseburger contains beef from a factory farm feedlot where the cattle’s diet consisted of almost entirely corn. Not to mention, the cheese comes from milk from unhealthy corn-fed cows from those same factory farm feedlots. So between the beef and the cheese, almost all of your calories are originally derived from corn, but just transformed in a way.

And the fries? Well the only typical part of the meal that doesn’t come from high fructose corn syrup is the potato that the fries come from. But don’t let that fool you because they are then deep fried in non other than corn oil.

Honestly, this makes me sick to think about eating all this now and I hope you’ll think twice about going to a burger joint over eating something healthier. Instead go for the fresh fruits or veggies to help curb your appetite from junk food.

Or as always reach for the whey protein. Again anything you can eat that is organic is so much better for you and will give you some great energy.

Go here and read up on an article I wrote on organic whey protein powder for some extra tips too. Do you ever wonder why sometimes you feel like your energy is just crashing? Well this is partially because of the food intake you are consuming.

How are you supposed to get energy from greasy burgers, fries, and sodas that are loaded with altered corn syrup?

So start eating healthy with your next meal and notice how much better you feel throughout the day.