Hard and Fasts…

Rules, people. Rules.

I am going to create a series of posts about DO NOT’s. Let’s just say I have a few. These are rules for people who want to be genuinely healthy, inside and out. For people who really understand food is not just this thing we do, but rather is who and what we are. You know that old adage “You are what you eat”? It’s true.

What ever you ingest, your body has to deal with it. If you eat an orange, your body is happy. It says “Fiber, you go over here. Vitamin C, you are very important, you go here, here, aaaaannnnnd here. Ooohh, look at all that potassium!”.

Now think about what your body would say about a Big Mac: “Yay lunch! My owner takes such good care of me! Okay, what have we got here? Alright, I can make out some protein and fat. Here’s the bread! I see Enriched bleached wheat flour. Well, can’t do much with that. Yuck, synthetic vitamins! I’ll just tuck those away over here and deal with those later. High fructose corn syrup, Okay, I can pull some fructose calories and use those for energy. Whats that? We’re already dealing with over 1000 calories in the whole meal? Start packing all this away as fat, people! Our owner won’t need all this today! Okay, micronutrients, what have we got? Ammonium chloride. Diacetyl tartaric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides. Sodium steryol 2 lactylate. Artificial color. partially hydrogenated soybean, corn, canola, and/or cottonseed oils. Fungal enzymes?!? Calcium disodium EDTA. I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed! Oh jeez, here comes the soda! Why does my owner keeps doing this to me? I just want to keep my owner happy. What’s that? He just got a call from his doctor saying he is hypertensive and pre diabetic? Oh no, now he is mad at me and thinks he can’t trust me and that I am this uncontrollable thing!”

(Don’t believe me? Just go here. Have some fun looking at Big Mac Buns. While you are at it, check out the fat free vinaigrette dressing. It has propylene glycol alginate. Just Google some of those words, and then guess if any of that is found in a carrot, an avocado, lettuce, or Rudys Organic Whole Wheat Buns…)

So can we guess what today’s DO NOT is?

DO NOT EAT FAST FOOD.

Forget it exists. Drive by these joints and be glad you have chosen to respect your vehicle (your body, not the car, silly!). IT ISN’T FOOD!

It is chemically laden intentionally addictive JUNK. Go home and spend 15 minutes making your own burger if you really want one.

I am living proof that you can live with out fast food. In 10 years, I have had bites of a Subway veggie sub 3 times. It has been at least 14 years since I have had Mc Donalds (Mc Death as I like to call it), Burger King (Booger Fling), Carls Jr, Taco Bell (Toxic Hell), Wendys, Arbys, the list goes on and on…wait! 7 years ago I had a Bean burrito from El Pollo Loco. At least they admit their chicken meat is crazy!

Listen, it’s just a choice. A choice to see clearly and choose yourself. And if you make the choice to not eat fast food, in three years, when you are on that road trip with your kid to their new collage, and you drive longer than you thought, and are crazy hungry, you can pull into an El Pollo Loco and order the bean burrito, or go to Arby’s and get the least offensive thing, and eat it. Because your body CAN deal with the occasional surprise.

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