63 thoughts on “Stop Eatin’ It

      1. Rob_G

        Do you mean a Big Mac meal? First result in google claims a happy meal is 520 calories; I ran 13 km recently and Strava tells me that this burned almost 1,400 calories (it’s true I am a big fellow, but not that big…)

          1. Janet, I ate my avatar

            I hear, small Happy meal 520 calories
            30 minutes of running will burn 280 aprox depending on your weight and speed in fairness, so looking at at least ten
            but let’s face it most people get the large coke and cover the chips in mayo and ketchup, so yeah it’s an exaggeration but that crap isn’t leaving your system anytime soon

          2. millie st murderlark

            I know. It’s shocking crap.

            A friend of mine ate nothing but McDonald’s for the entirety of her pregnancy using the old ‘cravings’ excuse and she now questions why her son eats nothing but shite.

          1. Janet, I ate my avatar

            well done, Paris and Connemarathon myself
            hope you enjoyed as much as I did :)
            I admit I have a bee in my bonnet about poison sold as fast food, calories or not

          2. Janet, I ate my avatar

            never ran a mini either, you have no idea how much I wish I didn’t feel the need to type that
            Damn you running ego .. ;)

          3. Janet, I ate my avatar

            oh Dub spot do I remember having the chats with you before about running where you run down everyone doing less distance ? I hate the word of mini marathon for short distance you gotta earn that word but don’t belittle others efforts or assume because I mention a 10 km that that is the height of achievement, it makes you look like a Willy ;)

        1. Janet, I ate my avatar

          fair play rob ! in fairness there are a lot of factors, heart rate etc… nice work

          1. Dub Spot

            A 10 km is not a run, yet alone a mini-marathon . Parkrun? Running around the same 5km and getting a t-shirt with 100 on it is not for me. Done Paris marathon three times – and the Paris/Versailles and Fitbit Semi. Love the Paris marathon – especially the bit where you run through the Pont D’Alma tunnel where poor old Diana, Dodi and Monsieur Henri came to grief. L,enfer, c’est les autres.

          2. Janet, I ate my avatar

            well we may even have ran the same races then, done the Fitbit many years too, it’s in my hood, Paris Versailles too :) that hill :)
            funny most successful runners I train with have a little more humility and humanity,
            yes we can knock out a 10k easy and dismiss it but don’t belittle others who work up to that, it doesn’t make you superior. Never been injured ? Never had a bad run ? I’m not buying that. I find an extension of loving running is encouraging others to get out there and steadily build up, increasing heart lungs fitness happiness, you’ll get old and taper too my friend.

          3. Rob_G

            “A 10 km is not a run…”

            That’s stupid. That’s like saying that you, Dubspot, are a better runner than Usain Bolt, because he runs 100m and you run 42,195m*

            *really, really slowly

        2. Steph Pinker

          Rob-G; if you’re a ‘big fellow’ Lord Lucan and Shergar are living happily together on a Caribbean island.

        1. Dub Spot

          (+ my 11.75% lean body mass.)

          Especially when you don’t run at all. Pick excuse from:
          A) my knees
          B) my back
          C) Munching in WoW burger thinking up excuses about A) and B)

          1. Brother Barnabas

            11.75% lean body mass = 92.25% body fat?

            not surprised you can’t touch your knees, mate

      2. George

        A happy meal is 470 calories.
        An average man should consume 2,500cal and an average woman 2,000cal.
        You don’t need to run 0km.

        1. Janet, I ate my avatar

          quality of calories plays a huge part too,
          someone eating those fast sugers and nutritionless crap isn’t going anywhere for a long time, smelling nice or feeling good imo

          1. Eoin

            Yep, €2.90 for a “wrap”. That’s €2.66 after VAT

            After ingredients and cooking, staff and overheads, all the corporate stuff including the cost of the defaced ads above, not to mention corporate tax, McDonald’s makes around 50c net profit on that “wrap”. How much for the ingredients? Probably 40- 50c. You couldn’t pay me to eat it.

          1. Janet, I ate my avatar

            we should do that word game in a thread, you say rainy Easter, I say first thought in my mind, chocolate eggs etc

          2. realPolithicks

            “and as for a rainy easter monday”

            C’mon Brother, once a year, you can do better than that!

          3. Brother Barnabas

            I’ll have you know RP that once when I was 13 or 14 and was home sick from school and bored, i did it 9 times. i kept count. beat that (so to speak).

  1. Riz

    McDonald’s is grand. It’s only bad for you if you pummel it into your big fat gob on the daily. As a treat it’s fine and it’s not that bad quality at all.

    1. Janet, I ate my avatar

      a treat ?
      champagne is a treat, a fabulous cheese is a treat, crab claws in butter, perfectly cooked steak
      Mc Donald’s nope :)
      presentation alone is desperate

      1. SOQ

        You Frenchie you.

        I am very wary of the whole calories thing mind. It is a base metric which means very little. Nutrition is way more important. Once you start really looking at food as fuel then everything changes, like day to day how it makes you feel.

        But marketing is catching up. We are told that gluten free is a good thing but most don’t even know what gluten is let alone why (or if) we should avoid it. Likewise vegan, lots of products on sale now but half of them are just as much poo as their flesh counterparts.

        The best dietary advice I ever heard was from Boy George. Don’t eat anything with a label on it. Sometimes simple statements ring true.

        1. Janet, I ate my avatar

          well said Queen
          if it didn’t come out of the ground or used to breath don’t stick it in your pie hole

          1. rotide

            Nearly everything in McDonalds came out of the ground or Breathed at one point.

            Think SOQs advice is better, if less tasty.

          2. Janet, I ate my avatar

            that’s just not true, the tiny percentage of real food left in that processed nonsense is miniscule…it won’t even rot properly

          3. Janet, I ate my avatar

            I fairness I should have finished that statement came out of the ground etc with ” the least amount of tampering “

  2. Ted

    Really is some amount of snobby gits on this site. In moderation McDonald’s is fine, probably healthier than running marathons which puts a huge amount of strain on your heart. Also mcdonalds won’t turn you into an absolute w**ker like running marathons does to people

    1. Janet, I ate my avatar

      I’ll admit I’m a full on snob about food, if enjoying quality ingredients properly prepared makes me a snob.
      Marathons are only bad for you if you are not properly prepared with the surge in popularity so many people just are not.

  3. Ian-O

    I fully support McDonalds right to make this poo food and I fully support peoples rights to shovel it down their gob.

    Doesn’t take away from the fact its pure poo all the same.

    The only thing I ever liked about McDonalds was their coffee (really nice) and the fries.

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