Monday, May 2, 2005

Rock and Roll McDonald's

Jason and I watched the documentary "Supersize Me" last night. I realize that we're about a year-and-a-half behind the hype but we have two children under the age of five so cut us some slack. I do have to say that I was very impressed by the film. I thought that it wouldn't be interesting for a whole hour and a half because, DUH. Of course McDonald's food is bad for you. But can you make a whole movie around it? Apparently so. The only thing I didn't totally buy into was the idea that is is never okay to indulge in a little fast food. I mean, come on. I'm a very healthy eater who exercises nearly every day. I don't think it's going to hurt me that bad to pick up the occasional chocolate shake or bowl of chili from Wendy's. (Didn't you hear? That finger thing was a total SCAM!) You also can't expect me to go through life without ever eating cheddar fries from the Rockford Beef-a-Roo. I mean, they are cooking it just for you and all.

Ok, I'm being a little silly but I'm serious too. I think a little junk food is okay in small doses. Of course, when I say occasionally I'm talking about one or two times a month. I also realize though, there are people out there that probably have a fast food meal every single day of their life. Maybe not for all three meals like the guy in the movie, but something pretty darn close. I was completely floored by what damage he did to his body in such a short period of time. I mean, I expected him to put on weight, but THIRTY POUNDS in a MONTH? And what happened to his liver was just downright grody. Who would have thought that fatty food would have the same effect as alcohol on your liver. Ew. There were points in the film where my heart just hurt watching it. It made me want to go downstairs and ride my bike for another half hour even though I had just gotten off of it.

The other thing I took away from the movie: my girls are definitley brown bagging their lunches to school. No question about it.


  1. The Other White JasonMay 2, 2005 at 11:56 AM

    Cheddar Fries from beef-a-roo are the only thing worth going to rockford for. Excluding family, friends...etc.