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10:33 PM on 02/21/2010
Getting up 15 minutes earlier and eating something before you leave the house shouldn't be a big deal.
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BannedInBoston
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10:45 PM on 02/21/2010
Speak for yourself. Just getting up is a big deal, lol....
09:35 AM on 02/22/2010
I would have to agree...
10:31 PM on 02/21/2010
egg mcmuffins are nice and all but when youre broke you realize that oatmeal and fruit and yogurt in the mroning isnt just cheap, it wont induce diareahha, and you wont be hungry 2 hrs later.
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BannedInBoston
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10:25 PM on 02/21/2010
One of the best decisions I ever made was to stop patronizing BK and McD's after a Whopper stayed with me for a couple of weeks. 2002 or so, I think.
10:18 PM on 02/21/2010
If the recession is causing people to stop cramming super-high-calorie fast-food in to their mouths every morning, and instead considering cheaper and healthier alternatives like fruit, then that should be considered an improvement on our society.
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natturnerx
i always ask myself "what would nat turner do ?"
10:27 PM on 02/21/2010
nah, instead of going to micky d for breakfast they're stopping by 7-11 for a honey bun & cup of coffee. saves some money, but not much better nutritionally.
11:03 PM on 02/21/2010
That is the problem; they are not eating anything in order to save money.
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robadeaux
Your labels have expired....
11:11 PM on 02/21/2010
do you know this from personal experience? is that what you're doing, or what you think "they're" doing????
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BannedInBoston
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10:32 PM on 02/21/2010
I start the day with a banana and two slices of high-fiber toast. Usually gets me through the morning. One place I used to work, we'd go out to lunch nearly every day. Not only was it unhealthy but it was a budget-buster as well. I think it's mainly sheer laziness but once you get used to "doing it yourself" (I also brown bag it to work), it's not that hard. I _hate to cook but I now manage with a minimum of effort and hardly ever eat out except on special occasions (usually work-related)....
10:00 PM on 02/21/2010
Please accept my apologies, Ylan Q. Mui... but I no longer read the Neocon Post.

http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2010/02/11/liberal_media/index.html
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09:53 PM on 02/21/2010
Hmm, I wonder if the US government considers McDonald's "too big to fail"... ;)

Incidentally, this is great news. Fast food is an aberration on so many levels.
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BannedInBoston
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10:41 PM on 02/21/2010
So is American popular culture in general (of which fast food is an integral part)....
09:49 PM on 02/21/2010
This is probably good news for the health of Americans, as well as our wallets.

Let's face it... we'll all live longer and better if we're not wolfing down 600-1000 calories full of fat, sodium, processed meats, and the like, particularly if we're paying $6+ for it. I didn't even know how many calories I was consuming in a grab-and-dash fast food breakfast until I got an app for my phone that allowed me to keep a food diary, and would find the nutrition info for me. Yikes! No more! I can't afford to buy new pants again!

The huge breakfasts many of us Americans seem to consider traditional were more suitable for people who worked in physically strenuous jobs from sunup to sundown, and if we're still eating them while living a more sedentary lifestyle, they'll cost us years if not decades of life expectancy. I remember my grandma laying out a spread of scrambled eggs, fried eggs, toast, biscuits, sausage, bacon, sausage gravy, OJ, milk, coffee. It was a smorgasbord before 8 am.

It's to be hoped that we're not just substituting the Jimmy Dean "home game" version of those same foods, though, such as the microwave-ready breakfast biscuit sandwiches, etc. Toast, English muffins, eggs, fruit, granola bars, (not too sugary) cereals... there are lots of healthy options out there for a good deal.
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09:49 PM on 02/21/2010
if people are really passing on the morning fast food... Well Hallelujah!!!They aren't missing much.

It is basically un nutritional junk that is one of the leading cause in obesity, diabetes along with other disease for a sick nation.

So giving up fast food is a good thing!
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seehowtheyrun
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09:40 PM on 02/21/2010
Good. At least something positive has come out of this. Eat a healthy breakfast at home.
09:38 PM on 02/21/2010
Good...have a nice breakfast at home...you'll live longer...
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BannedInBoston
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10:43 PM on 02/21/2010
That's the plan....
09:37 PM on 02/21/2010
WEll I just started a job and have been offered two MCD's meals for breakfast. Their burritos are horrific and the sausage mcmuffins are pretty bad.
I will continue making my egg with a toasted muffing at home to eat on the way to work OR
I make oatmeal (from scratch), put it in a bowl with milk, honey and raisins, pour it in a wide mouthed mason jar and "glug " it on the way to work... It works great, is really cheap and I'm not hungry until lunch.
My new job has meant, no lunch break and lots of overtime. Gotta make up for going from 42K a year to 27K.
09:36 PM on 02/21/2010
Fast Food is just that Fast Food its making us sick. Its all plastic foods with lots of salt.
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09:28 PM on 02/21/2010
NOTHING TO DO WITH UNEMPLOYMENT. PEOPLE ARE BECOMING MORE HEALTH CONSCIOUS AND AVOID MCDONALD AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.
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timmmahhhh
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09:36 PM on 02/21/2010
But you have to admit that the reduction of disposable income takes away the availability of disposable income for convenience. Not that I disagree that people should be more health conscious. Complacency is the cholesterol's playground.
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kcinpa
Stop the insanity: PEOPLE before corporations!!!!!
09:27 PM on 02/21/2010
Maybe it's better that way. Looking at that photo of the egg McBiscuitd McWhateverd made want to vomit.
09:44 PM on 02/21/2010
I get a Egg McMuffin 2-3 times a month when I have a few extra min in the morning. They are fantastic.
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kcinpa
Stop the insanity: PEOPLE before corporations!!!!!
10:38 PM on 02/21/2010
That's what your taste buds say. How about your heart?
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AngusC
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09:10 PM on 02/21/2010
There is little need to go to McDonalds and the rest for their breakfasts.
You can buy a bag of muffins, a box of eggs, a packet of cheese and a box of orange juice and you can have breakfast for weeks.
If you want to duplicate how they do their eggs, you can buy egg rings that will make your eggs perfect and round every single time.
09:41 PM on 02/21/2010
I'm a decent cook, I can't make a quick Egg McMuffin better than McDonalds.
10:45 PM on 02/21/2010
Well I sure the F@#K can. Toast a nice sandwich size English muffin or the bagel of your choice. Fry up a couple of slices or ham or a sausage patty. Crack an egg into a buttered skillet, season and toss half way through. After the flip, press GENTLY until you feel the yoke burst. Let cook for another minute then serve on top. A slice of cheese is a fine addition. Takes less then 10 minutes and is far better then anything a burger shop can produce. Cost maybe a dollar. If you want to spend the money get the same quality at a real diner.