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Do You Eat Fast Food?

Do You Ever Eat Fast Food?

I was surprised when a friend of mine stopped into a combo KFC/Taco Bell this weekend. And since she was acting like we were on a covert spy mission, she must have been a bit surprised herself. While she went in and bought a value meal, I had to play lookout in case anyone we knew walked by. It's a silly way to act, but here in San Francisco, there is a definite stigma attached to eating fast food. Something she didn't want to deal with, obviously. But in Georgia, where my sister lives, no one blinks twice when you supersize a meal.

With obesity rates continuing to grow in this country, there's never been a more important time to skip the golden arches. Most fast food is high in fat and sodium and lacks any real nutritional value. But I would be a total hypocrite if I said I never eat the stuff. A few times a year, on the way home from a climbing trip, I can't resist a detour to an In-N-Out Burger. How about you?

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JXS JXS 6 years
I eat fast food and i am suuper skinny
luvlior luvlior 6 years
Hmmmmm what constitutes as "fast food"?? I think of the typical ones, McD's, KFC, Wendy's. Burger King etccc... I like Subway, you can pick really healthy options and they are fairly priced. I also LOVE Thai Express, the Pad Sew with chicken is amaaazing! From my view, I dont think it's thaaaaaaat unhealthy, I mean rice noodles, chicken, brocoli, eggs and sauce... I also eat quite a bit of pho, which is vietnamese beef and noodle soup. Delicious, but there is no nurtional info to be found on both the thai express and the pho bo ga......? Anyone???
WriterChick54 WriterChick54 7 years
Every great once in awhile, I'll grab a burger from Five Guys (East Coast version of In-N-Out) on "hangover Sunday." I think I've done that twice this year. And then once every couple of months the boy and I will grab Burger King when road-tripping for work. However, I probably get either Chipotle or Baja Fresh at LEAST once a month. Sigh.
ticamorena ticamorena 7 years
never.ever.ever. i would like to but (a) i got food posioning for the first and only time at a burger joint, then stopped eating fast food burgers; (b) i hate fast food pizza; (c) i dislike fried chicken a lot; (d) anything in between two slices of bread or bun, i won't eat; (e) i've typically lived in countries without a lot of fast food joints. the only chain restaurant i eat at is Nando's...but i don't know if that counts as fast food per se
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Almost never. I maybe eat at Subway once or twice a year if I'm on a long trip where I didn't bring my own food. I can't stand most fast food, plus it's all overpriced. I just don't get people who are addicted to it; it's so incredibly bad for you!
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
You just had to post the IN N Out Burgers..... Well I try not to eat fast food regularly anymore. I've cut back a lot since my days in college. Probably once a month now if that. Though the past 2 weeks I had fast food 3 times and ice cream quite a bit. I was on my honeymoon. ;-)
Zulkey Zulkey 7 years
I only really consider it "fast food" if it's fried (so while Jimmy John's is a treat, I don't put it on par with a hot dog and fries.) No I'm not too good for some Culver's or Superdawg now and then but I can't eat it too much or else my system gets mad at me.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Sometimes. There's a local eatery that makes a good cheeseburger. Also, sometimes, I have Subway, too. I like to add avocado to my sandwich.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 7 years
I don't even think any of it tastes good, so I don't mind not eating it. Does Subway count as fast food? I have that on very rare occasions.
GirlOverboard GirlOverboard 7 years
Almost never. If I'm going to "splurge" on fattier foods, I'd rather spend the extra money and take the time to sit down and eat OR I'd rather just grill at home. If I'm in a hurry, I try to pop into a grocery store and grab a pre-made sandwich (turkey, usually) - if nothing else, at least it gets me out of the car for a moment! The only time I ever really give in to fast food are the occasional taco time (two chicken tacos or a chicken taco and chicken chilli) and when my best friend and I are in Cali - we'll make one stop at In-N-Out since we don't have them at home. Even that doesn't have as much appeal for me as it used to. :/
tarabara1229 tarabara1229 7 years
I'm like you Fit- only In-N-Out a few times a year! And no fries for me. I gave up eating fries as my new year's resolution. Hardly crave the stuff now.
crazylovevbug crazylovevbug 7 years
very, very rarely do i have fast food. after reading "chew on this" i couldn't believe what i was putting into my body. i will have in-n-out maybe once a year, or when i go traveling, and panda express is something i eat often, but i don't really consider it fast food.
danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
Occasionally, not nearly as much as I used to. I used to work at In-n-out and would eat grilled cheese and fries 4-6 times a week PLUS fast food for other meals. Since I've been in Florida (2 months ago), I've had Taco Bell once and onion rings a few times from Sonic (many drinks, but no other food). I cook at home mostly, saves a ton of money and is actually less time consuming. I haven't even had Subway in over 2 months, that's got to be a record for me.
elle-dub elle-dub 7 years
I'm with Fit. I can't resist a good In-N-Out grilled cheese. Still, I think I only have them 3 or 4 times a year maybe.
Katerkins Katerkins 7 years
Rarely! Probably only 2-4 times a year. Whenever I visit family in California I have to stop by In-N-Out, and sometimes on a road trip or something, we'll hit taco bell or mcdonalds as a treat.
SoChan SoChan 7 years
I gave up fast food a LONG time ago
darc5204 darc5204 7 years
I rarely eat fast food because I rarely eat out at all, but it's not a big deal to me if I'm in a hurry or traveling. I think it's a bit unfair to say that fast food has "no real nutritional value", because it depends on what you get! A sub, takeout chinese, or even pizza usually have nutritional value, even if they also have too much salt and calories for every day.
sandia sandia 7 years
I stopped eating McDonald's and all of that a few months ago and I doubt I'll ever eat it again. I caved once after a few weeks of not having fast food and, like rdr716, I got sick, so I'm done with it :) We'll occasionally get a pizza from Whole Foods. It's $11.99 for a huge pizza with whole wheat crust and all kinds of veggies! It's the best! And FYI today is National Fast Food day!
weffie weffie 7 years
Once in a while I'll grab a veggie burger or a fresco taco in a hurry, but it's rare. I haven't even stepped foot in a McDonald's for years, places like that gross me out.
hex913 hex913 7 years
Earlier this year (and for several years before that) I was eating fast food regularly. But lately, due to lack of money and a renewed commitment to my health, that has been cut back to maybe a couple times a month.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 7 years
I can't stay away from Chipotle! I have to have it at least once every other month. I love noodles and company too, but only go there a couple times a year. Takeout Chinese is another story though... i have that almost twice a month.
100lbsandcountin 100lbsandcountin 7 years
this is HILARIOUS! it sounds like me. It's even worst for me because I'm a health nut and my boyfriend is addicted to fast food!
Marshmelly411 Marshmelly411 7 years
Not really sure what is considered "fast food", but my family does have either chinese food or pizza every week. As for the Taco Bell and Micky D' them of course (mmm Fish Fillet!) but only have them maybe once a month or so. I feel as though as long as I eat well on a daily basis, it should be okay to have fast food once in long as its not an everyday thing (which, unfortunately, it is for many people).
chloe-bella chloe-bella 7 years
Only when drunk and with other people. And even then, only vegetarian items. I am a big fan of the bean burrito from Taco Bell (I order it without cheese), and I don't think it's all that bad for you.
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