Tuesday Newsday – Do We Talk a Good Game?

October 11th, 2011

I’m guilty of it…buying something bad for me because it’s cheaper than something good for me. At least in terms of fast food menus. I don’t want to buy off the Value Menu, but if I wanted to spend $12 for lunch (about how much it would cost to buy two salads with waters), I would probably go to a real place to eat. So a quick $2 later, and I have a spicy chicken sandwich and Diet Coke. Also, i’m good at home with what I eat, so I deserve a diet break today. Turns out that I’m not the only one…

Americans talk skinny but eat fat. No matter that First Lady Michelle Obama has been on a crusade for a year and a half to slim down the country. Never mind that some restaurants have started listing calories on their menus. Forget even that we keep saying we want to eat healthy. When Americans eat out, we order burgers and fries anyway. “If I wanted something healthy, I would not even stop in at McDonald’s,” says Jonathan Ryfiak, 24, a New York trapeze instructor who watches his diet at home but orders comfort foods like chicken nuggets and fries when he hits a fast-food joint. Read more…

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