A co-worker and I got to talking the other day about Atkins, diets, etc. It seems that fast food resturants are now taking a more carb friendly approach to these new trends, instead of trying to figure out how to make bread and sugar more exciting.

Morgan Spurlock decided to test his own mortality, and the nutritional effects of a McDiet on himself for a film documentary. Morgan ate McD’s for 30 days. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Entertainment News reported that:

Neither Spurlock, 33, nor the three doctors who agreed to monitor his health during the experiment were prepared for the degree of ruin it would wreak on his body. Within days, he was vomiting up his burgers and battling with headaches and depression. And his sex drive vanished.

Back in 2000 I broke my McD’s habit. No more “#2 with Coke (no ice)”. No more McNugmeat. I would only occasionally visit for some “happy food” (Hey – I grew up on the stuff). After reading this – you should see me in there even less.

– Kris

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02 2004

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  1. Christine #

    Hey Kris –

    This guy was on Mix 98.5 this morning talking about the whole “eating McDonald’s for a month” thing – what everything tasted like after a couple days, his side effects, etc. The movie is coming out May 7th. Also thought people who hadn’t heard might like to know – as a result of this “study” McD’s is supposedly no longer going to offer the “supersize” options…and also going to offer these “healthy adult happy meals” – with everything from a pedometer to calorie measuring “toys” inside them.

    : )
    Christine )-(

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