I'll start this post off by saying that I eat fairly well. I make 90% of the food that I eat from ingredients bought in a grocery store. I eat lots of vegetables and less meat than I used to. I don't get super stressed out about reducing fat or avoiding carbs, but I think that largely avoiding pre-packaged food gives me that right.
That being said...man...I love me some fast food sometimes. I watched Supersize Me. I honestly think that I walked up to McDonald's and bought some french fries right afterwards. It was like a 2-hour McDonald's commercial for me.
We watched a couple of episodes of the Jamie Oliver show where he attempts to explain to Americans that they're too fat. At one point, he took a bunch of chicken fat, bone trimmings, gristle and bones and showed it to a bunch of school kids. They were disgusted. Then he ground it up in a food processor. They were disgusted. Then he formed it into a patty, cooked it and explained to them that was how McNuggets were made. They wanted to eat them. I kind of get that.
Anyhow, here's a story that McDonald's is nothing more than a commodities trader, bringing out the McRib when pork prices are unnaturally low. I didn't eat my first McRib until about a year ago. I didn't enjoy it. It wasn't good. I read about what goes into it. It sounds terrible. But the more I read about how gross it is, the more I want one. I see that photo at the top of the article and I'm thinking about how badly I want some french fries.
What the hell?