Ever seen the movie; Super Size Me? If you haven’t, you should. although, there are moments of humor in it’s message; it’s implication is horrifying just the same. Obesity is an epidemic in this country, never mind the world!
Quid pro quo;
60 percent of Americans are fat. Many toddlers born in 2000 or later will develop diabetes. And, I believe it will be the first time ever that most of us old enough to remember John Lennon will grow to an older age than our children.
Blah, blah, blah. So what? For the moment, most are concerned about where the next meal is coming from not dieting. Money talks fat should just take a walk.
I’m usually broke. I don’t know about you.
The Black belt nominees in bargain basement breakfasts are the following; McDonald’s, Burger King and Dunkin Donuts.
Well, let’s take a look! For the most part there is a dollar menu to be had anywhere you go. McD’s offers a sausage biscuit, Newman’s Own Coffee and hash browns. B.K., bellies up with a cheesy bacon wrapper and 3 french toast sticks. Dunkin Donuts, well, they just run on coffee and sugar and very little of it is under a dollar. But hey, D.D., claims that it is all done with smoke and mirrors and to order. Very true indeed. Every time a ding and a beep goes off; a Dunkin Donuts microwave has received it’s wings. Pretty much it’s the usual dual, the Arches or the King. Where do I want to give my next five pounds gained to? The capital of New Hampshire houses both of these icons. I had the digestive good fortune to taste test them this week.
It’s all the same damn thing with very little important differences. I like a vat of coffee with my morning meal. Or, sometimes,, just as a meal. Thumbs up to Ronald and Paul Newman. I like to be able to visit the communal facilities without the look of disdain on the public leaving it. Two thumbs up McD. Burger King’s porcelain seating arrangements looked like my dorm room after graduation.
It all boils down to cleanliness. Both companies claim to give to local charities. Both offer a bland non surgeon general’s warning menu. Low fat this. No sugar added that. If indeed, a low calorie meal is what you have in mind, Burger King has a ham omelet for under 300 calories. McDonald’s offers up an Egg McMuffin.
I leave it up to you and your good senses. If you like to feel clean after dining out, head to the Arches. If you want a toy for your troubles go see Ronald. They passed Toys R Us in the toy competition. If you plan to watch Super Size Me go to your local health food store, join Weight Watchers and bare in mind, before most children can speak they recognize the Golden Arch.
*The movie Super Size Me is available on line new or used DVD 2004
**Do not watch without a Super Sized Coke and extra buttery movie style popcorn