Does someone who orders a Big Mac know the difference between say 600 calories and 1600 … OK. OK. Hold up before you stop reading or bash me thinking this is going to turn into a fat-shaming post, let me assure you, it is not. If anything, it is the farthest thing from that …
NBC aired a segment tonight (last night) asking if calorie counts printed on menus actually influence consumers. Intrigued, I asked a few people if indeed those fateful numbers really mattered, and as it turns out, the numbers matter, and they don’t. Because some people use those numbers to “control” their consumption choices … because some people literally (and figuratively) calorie count … because some people live and die by the end-of-the-day total calorie count.
For me, the numbers don’t matter. But only because I know the numbers at first glance … yea, peeps, I was a competitive athlete (which you’d know if you stopped by here more often) and as much as it pains me to admit (any really awesome Midwest psychologists want to chime in here) I still deal with “food” issues and “body” issues on the daily. It’s inherent. I guess. Regardless, because I know the numbers already, I don’t pay attention. BUT. To be clear, I would never be in a line to order a Big Mac in the first place. Yes. I’m “that” girl.
Anyway, back to my original inquiry … does someone who orders a Big Mac know the difference between say 600 calories and 1600?? Honestly, I think most people who line up to order the double-stacked, special-sauce laden sandwich fall into one of three categories, neither of which is healthy:
- They truly don’t know how bad it is for their health,
- Or, sadly, more likely than not … they’re being lazy and decided this was the best choice,
- Or, they just don’t give a shit.
Me, I don’t fall into either category: because, I’d go hungry before I would order a Big Mac, but maybe that’s not super healthy either.
Thoughts?? Do you know how many cals are in a Big Mac? And would you eat one? Have you ever?
DISCLAIMER: I’m a writer and an editor. And I try my best to make sure every post is articulate and free from errors. However, being that I edit my own work—and it’s next to impossible to properly edit your own work—I admit, occasionally there may be an error or two I miss. But doing so doesn’t make me an idiot so don’t be mean. Just smile, pat yourself on the back for finding an error and be glad you’re not the only one who makes mistakes sometimes … xoxox