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post #61 of 134
i don't think anyone on this board is fooling themselves thinking mcd's is healthy.
post #62 of 134
Dh loves McD's. He buys the kids a kid's meal and they play with the toy and the food. Then the food gets thrown away. (eta: and the toy eventually goes in the trash too ).

I don't like fast food. We eat out more than we should, but it's usually at local restaurants or Steak n Shake.
post #63 of 134
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OMG i never would of thought that just by saying that it would be such a up roar then i would of kept it to my self and F.Y.I. we only go there not even 6 times a year cause we dont even go there once a month more like ever 2-3 but yes i do go there yes i do let my kids eat there but it is not like it is all the time thought that people that were like me and went there as a treat and wanted to add to it i wanted it out that you can get other things in it not just the stuff Mcd's puts in it
post #64 of 134
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Originally Posted by littlemizflava View Post
OMG i never would of thought that just by saying that it would be such a up roar then i would of kept it to my self and F.Y.I. we only go there not even 6 times a year cause we dont even go there once a month more like ever 2-3 but yes i do go there yes i do let my kids eat there but it is not like it is all the time thought that people that were like me and went there as a treat and wanted to add to it i wanted it out that you can get other things in it not just the stuff Mcd's puts in it
FWIW, I don't think it's the end of the world if someone eats at McD's occasionally. We do occasionally though the kids don't eat much and I usually eat a way-overpriced salad.
post #65 of 134
I buy into the "everything in moderation" argument for things that have some goodness in them, like chocolate cake or sweetened juice. I do not buy into this philosophy for companies that produce 100% crap and destroy our environment. In the 5 years that I have known DH and in the 2.5 years since DD was born, we have never been to Macdonalds and we never intend to go there.

And I do not believe that I am somehow depriving my child of her childhood or giving her an eating disorder because I do not take her to Macdonalds. That is a ridiculous supposition.

And I suppose that she will turn into a chain smoker if I do not give her a cigarette now and then?:
post #66 of 134
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Originally Posted by littlemizflava View Post
when you go McDonalds you can order a happy meal for your dc and ask then to add on other toping like lettuce, tomatos or whatever else dc loves all you have to do is place the order and say "I would like extra lettuce on it" it is free
Thanks for sharing. That's good to know that they will do that at no extra cost.
We eat there occasionally but dd usually prefers to get the chicken nuggets.
post #67 of 134
Have any of you watched "Supersize Me"? If you haven't, I suggest you do. If you have, how can you still feed your children chicken nuggets from McDonald's? Not being snarky, really wondering how you get past the gross-ness of it.
post #68 of 134
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Originally Posted by vbactivist View Post
Have any of you watched "Supersize Me"? If you haven't, I suggest you do. If you have, how can you still feed your children chicken nuggets from McDonald's? Not being snarky, really wondering how you get past the gross-ness of it.
Have you read the Omnivore's Dilema? He talks about chicken nuggests being more corn than chicken :
post #69 of 134
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My point is that the diet coke does not make the big mac a low cal meal, just as a slice lettuce and tomato doesn't make a mc'd hamburger *healthy!
Like someone else said, I don't think anyone here actually believes that a McDonald's hamburger is healthy (no matter what the toppings are). Personally, I don't worry about the occasional unhealthy meal. I know a lot of people here consider that to be an atrocity.

A lot of people order diet soda because they think regular soda tastes too sweet. My mother is one of them. She likes the carbonation and the flavor, but not the corn syrup. So she drinks diet coke. I happen to think that diet soda tastes disgusting, and if I'm going to bother drinking a soda, I'm getting one with all the sugar.
post #70 of 134
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Originally Posted by vbactivist View Post
Have any of you watched "Supersize Me"? If you haven't, I suggest you do. If you have, how can you still feed your children chicken nuggets from McDonald's? Not being snarky, really wondering how you get past the gross-ness of it.
Probably the same way smokers can continue to smoke after seeing a cross section of a smoker's lung.
post #71 of 134
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Originally Posted by 2tadpoles View Post
Probably the same way smokers can continue to smoke after seeing a cross section of a smoker's lung.

Because they may be addicted in the same way? If fast food is as addicting as cigarettes I guess that's another reason to stay away.

FTR, I never said anyone here was fooling themselves into thinking mc'd was healthy...I said *I* don't fool myself into thinking that.
post #72 of 134
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Originally Posted by 2tadpoles View Post
I happen to think that diet soda tastes disgusting, and if I'm going to bother drinking a soda, I'm getting one with all the sugar.
Me too!
post #73 of 134
I'm flexible about not eating 100% healthy all the time. But I do require what we eat to be actual food. McDonalds chicken nuggets are not food and should not be sold as such.
post #74 of 134
I'm still waiting for someone to start a *drive through* fast food chain that offers 100% whole wheat, real meats, dark leaf lettuce/spinace, etc. Basically it would totally rock if someone would start a chain based on the stuff you can buy at Whole Foods. Us crunchy types get busy and need to grab something quick sometimes too you know. And a lot of people would come just because it's touted as "healthier".
post #75 of 134
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Originally Posted by sophmama View Post
I'm still waiting for someone to start a *drive through* fast food chain that offers 100% whole wheat, real meats, dark leaf lettuce/spinace, etc. Basically it would totally rock if someone would start a chain based on the stuff you can buy at Whole Foods. Us crunchy types get busy and need to grab something quick sometimes too you know. And a lot of people would come just because it's touted as "healthier".
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you said it sister. Sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day and fast food is the only option other than starve.

Namaste,

Michelle

Ps... no doubt this will irk a few people off, but I have seen so much of this and it's really starting to get to me. For all the people who posted here about how disgusting McD's is, is there any particular reason why you did so? The OP was just letting people know that there is a viable option at this restaurant that other people might not know about. Criticizing her and others for taking their kids to McD's is not necessary. If you don't like the restaurant and refuse to eat there, fine, but don't be judgemental about it, KWIM? We all do the absolute best that we can with our kids, and no one on this forum is prefect.
post #76 of 134
my personal moral shame is that my deceased father-in-law created the mcd's playground thing. So.... my dh's family reaps uber $$$$ from mc'd's and my MIL LOVES to tell me how mcdonald's will be "windfall" when she dies?!?!?!

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post #77 of 134
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Originally Posted by sophmama View Post
I'm still waiting for someone to start a *drive through* fast food chain that offers 100% whole wheat, real meats, dark leaf lettuce/spinace, etc. Basically it would totally rock if someone would start a chain based on the stuff you can buy at Whole Foods. Us crunchy types get busy and need to grab something quick sometimes too you know. And a lot of people would come just because it's touted as "healthier".

I grab a bag of granola that I always have stashed in my glove compartment. Or a homemade breakfast bean cookie that I keep in the freezer to bring along for tight times/moments/hurried occasions!
post #78 of 134
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Originally Posted by 2tadpoles View Post
Like someone else said, I don't think anyone here actually believes that a McDonald's hamburger is healthy (no matter what the toppings are). Personally, I don't worry about the occasional unhealthy meal. I know a lot of people here consider that to be an atrocity.

A lot of people order diet soda because they think regular soda tastes too sweet. My mother is one of them. She likes the carbonation and the flavor, but not the corn syrup. So she drinks diet coke. I happen to think that diet soda tastes disgusting, and if I'm going to bother drinking a soda, I'm getting one with all the sugar.

I was going to suggest this. Some people prefer the taste of diet soda over regular soda. I like Diet Pepsi the most, then Coke, then Diet Coke, then Pepsi in that order.
post #79 of 134
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Originally Posted by Shenjall View Post

That being said, we dont do chain fast food anymore. We go for the corner, mom 'n pop burger joints instead. Tastes sooo much better and you dont get that sick sick feeling afterward. And we like supporting the smaller guy.
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post #80 of 134
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Originally Posted by sophmama View Post
I'm still waiting for someone to start a *drive through* fast food chain that offers 100% whole wheat, real meats, dark leaf lettuce/spinace, etc. Basically it would totally rock if someone would start a chain based on the stuff you can buy at Whole Foods. Us crunchy types get busy and need to grab something quick sometimes too you know. And a lot of people would come just because it's touted as "healthier".
we tend to go to the Mexican fast food restaurants here. They take a few extra minutes but the food is pretty decent quality. Yeah,we have the chain ones but we also have a couple of locally owned ones that are tasty and not too unhealthy.
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