I’m proud to share with you that it’s been officially over 4 years since I’ve eaten anything from a McDonalds, or TacoBell & KFC for that matter. It’s no secret to anyone that it’s terrible food for you and serves your body almost no real nutritional value, however there are 2 things in particular that made me swear it off for life. That’s probably crazy to some people to hear someone say that they’ve decided that they’ll never eat at Mickey D’s again in their entire life, but let me tell you a little story about my last meal served to me from those golden arches. I remember the day well.
It was a Friday in Feb 2010 and I’d just dropped off a friend at the airport and decided to grab a few cheeseburgers & some fries on my way home. Shortly after eating my meal I suddenly felt tired and decided to take a little nap. When I woke up several hours later is when the real fun began that would last over the next FOUR DAYS! Obviously I lost that meal, but the fun didn’t end there.
Let’s just say that the amount of force used to get it out was felt all the way down to my ‘you know where’. I’ll spare you some of the the other details, but I assure you it was a sickness that I haven’t felt ever in my life. I laid on the couch for 2 days only able to run to the bathroom in between my hot & cold flashes. I was trembling one minute and sweating the next, it was terrible. It wasn’t until Monday that I was finally able to eat again and get back to my life.
Now some may say how can I be sure that it was the Mickey D’s that caused this and I can give you 2 reasons. First, the only thing that I’d had to eat the day this began was a protein shake mixed in water and secondly, once I recovered I felt like I was fine, unlike when you have a cold or flu.
Now coincidentally, not long after this I happened to see a movie hopefully most of you are aware of called Food Inc and that’s when the true anger set in for how much I despise McDonalds as a restaurant & a company. If you’ve seen it you know what I’m saying and if not then stop whatever it is your doing right now and watch this F’n movie!!! I’m not exaggerating when I tell you that I think it’s one of the most important movies I’ve watched in my life. With all this being said I think you can understand where I’m coming from when I say that I WILL NEVER EAT AT MCDONALDS AGAIN!
Now I’m sure that a lot of you reading this are friends of mine in the fitness world or via Facebook so I’d love to know in the comments below how long you have been clean from Fast Food or any similar stories as well as your thoughts on the movie Food Inc.