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April 21, 2006 - 10:26 am

I just a href=”http://timblair.net/ee/index.php/weblog/the_spurlock_effect/”read that McDonald’s /a is doing better than ever–good for them (Hat Tip: a href=”http://instapundit.com/archives/029814.php”Instapundit/a). The supersized profits occurred despite Morgan Spurlock’s negative documentary, a href=”http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect?link_code=as2path=ASIN/B0002OXVBOtag=wwwviolentkicomcamp=1789creative=9325″Super Size Me,/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=B0002OXVBO” width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / detailing how bad McDonald’s is for your health. In the documentary, Spurlock eats McDonald’s for three meals a day and often supersizes everything. Spurlock finds that his health suffers–well, duh. Ever heard of too much of a good thing? Of course, the real message of the documentary seems to be that corporations are bad and telling people what to eat is good. br /br /I often think of making a rather different documentary than Spurlock’s. This one would entail my eating about ten cakes of Tofu for each meal; after all, eating lots of tofu leads to “accelerated brain aging,” a href=”http://starbulletin.com/1999/11/19/news/story4.html”one study says/a. Or I could eat gallons of raw bean sprouts every day and then describe the horrible effects on my health. Even Dr. Andrew Weil, the health food guy, is against eating raw sproutsa href=”http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0NAH/is_4_32/ai_85174713/pg_2″ due to toxins/a. Heck, why not pick on Panera Bread (which seems to seduce so many organic yuppie types to it’s doors) instead of McDonald’s– takea href=”http://www.calorieking.com/foods/food/carbs-calories-in-panera-bread-saint-louis-bread-co-sandwiches-chicken-salad-on-nine-grain_Y2lkPTE1MDI4JmJpZD03NDcmZmlkPTY1MDQ1JmVpZD01MDcwMTE0NCZwb3M9MjMmcGFyPSZrZXk9UGFuZXJhIGJyZWFk.html” a look at the fat and calories in their chicken sandwic/ah–Hint–it makes a href=”http://www.calorieking.com/foods/food/carbs-calories-in-mcdonalds-sandwiches-big-mac_Y2lkPTE1MDI4JmJpZD02MjUmZmlkPTEwMTAyOCZlaWQ9NTA3MDIwNzYmcG9zPTEmcGFyPSZrZXk9QmlnIE1hYw.html”a Big Mac /alook like a veggie burger in terms of calories. Or how about the Turkey Artichoke Panini? Sounds healthy until you see it has 840 calories and 37 grams of fat–much more than a Big Mac (540 calories and 30 grams of fat). br /br /Anyway, you get the idea. If you want to take care of your health, it is up to you to evaluate your choices–whether it be McDonald’s for a a href=”http://www.calorieking.com/foods/food/carbs-calories-in-mcdonalds-salads-caesar-w-grilled-chicken_Y2lkPTE0MSZiaWQ9NjI1JmZpZD0xMDEwNDMmZWlkPTUwNzA0NjAyJnBvcz0xJnBhcj0ma2V5PU1jRG9uYWxkJ3Mgc2FsYWQ.html”healthy salad /a or a href=”http://www.calorieking.com/foods/food/carbs-calories-in-panera-bread-saint-louis-bread-co-salads-asian-sesame-chicken_Y2lkPTE0MSZiaWQ9NzQ3JmZpZD02NTA0MCZlaWQ9NTA3MDUwNjEmcG9zPTImcGFyPSZrZXk9UGFuZXJhIHNhbGFk.html”Panera/a for one that has three times the fat. Me — I a href=”http://www.instapundit.com/archives/013539.php”eat better at home./a

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