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One High Fat Meal Can Do Permanent Bodily Damage

One Splurge Is Worse Than You Think

If you're standing in line at McDonald's telling yourself, "One splurge is not going to do anything," then you may want to think again. According to a review of new dietary research, just one high-fat, high-sugar meal can trigger a biochemical cascade, causing inflammation of blood vessels and immediate, detrimental changes to the nervous system (i.e. free radicals are generated). Yikes. This could explain why we feel so crummy after splurging on a high-fat meal.

The good news? One healthy meal can help return your body to its optimal state. So think about what two, ten, or even a lifetime of healthy meals will do for you. If you continue to eat healthy, you'll continue to feel good and hopefully never want to eat junk food again.


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tkoblondee tkoblondee 9 years
oops! :rotfl:
behemoth_the_cat behemoth_the_cat 9 years
Really? I've been watching my weight and eating really healthy lately, but today for the first time in weeks I went to KFC and ate like 5 pieces of greasy chicken! At first I thought I'd feel bad (physically), but actually, I've never felt better! McDonald's food always makes my stomach feel heavy, though, even if it's just a salad!!!! How weird is that?
urban-chic-101 urban-chic-101 9 years
I learned this yesterday... :(
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Wow this is news to me...
tabloidprincess tabloidprincess 9 years
Thanks for making me feel guilty about eatiny cookies last night!
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
the waterfall effect is something they say anytime you don't have a particular food over time and then decide to have it. like w/ bread or anything like that - you keep yourself from eating it and you have it once and you start to crave and crave. it's bad!
wackdoodle wackdoodle 9 years
Ha ha that's funny. My doctor had me eat a Carl's Jr. Famous Star before I took a blood test for my insurance company to insure that I'd qualify for gastric bypass surgery. (Reason being I had no co-morbidities but some insurance companies demand them - we didn't know what my health insurance wanted so we covered all the bases before asking.) Prior to eating the Famous Star hamburger w/ cheese and mayo all my levels were normal to low after the burger my bad cholesterol was elevated, the test said I had fatty liver, everything on the blood test was way out of whack. That was eating a burger like an hour before the test. I felt like crap but we achieved our goal. Instant co-morbidity which it turns out I didn't need being obese was enough. I retook the blood test after resuming my normal diet (whole grain, lean meats, veggies, fruits and healthy fats) and everything returned to normal and low levels. I found that shocking that you could instantly adversely effect your body that fast. Made me wonder what the heck damage I did when I was a teenager eating crap for lunch at school.
Ashlyn-Rose Ashlyn-Rose 9 years
I had a taco bell splurge earlier this week. It was so good. Knowing this information will not stop me from splurging every once in a while. Fitsugar, you're such a buzzkill. I like Dearsugar and Yumsugar. They don't make me feel guilty about my taco bell splurge.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
I agree this is good to know.
clareberrys clareberrys 9 years
hey i was just about to say the same thing!! i thought i could take a break!?
imLissy imLissy 9 years
he he, I was going to say the same thing clarient
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
I wish I could say this would deter me from eating french fries from mcDonalds. But it won't. I just can't NOT have them. They're wonderful. But I only have them rarely, so they're a treat. yes unhealthy. but oh so good
nancita nancita 9 years
a biochemical cascade? that just doesn't sound like something I would want.
JudyRie JudyRie 9 years
Well, thanks for making me feel better (NOT). My husband was a jerk this morning, so when he came home from work today he brought home a tray of sushi (fine), plus cheese, cheese spread, and two different kinds of crackers. And I proceeded to eat the sushi, half a thing of crackers, and half of one of the cheeses!!! Now I feel like crap. Reading this didn't help. Back to the gym tomorrow ...
SugarKat SugarKat 9 years
Good to know...
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