15 Reasons Why You Should Avoid McDonalds

Submitted by: flovebunny 8 years ago in
http://ecosalon.com/title/15_Reasons_Never_to_Let_Anyone_You_Love_Near_a_McDonald_s

We all know that Micky D"s is bad for you, but some of these reasons might put you off their food for good.
There are 117 comments:
Female 20
I got really sick off of mickey ds and had to stop eating it to avoid serious repecussions.... i miss the french fries...
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Female 5,222
OMG IN AND OUT!! it stops in vegas though!!! SADNESS!
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Male 55
My lord...everyone should eat at in n` out instead!!!! delicious.
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Female 6
so, I had to create a profile just to respond. I think fast food is disgusting, but being a college student, it is the most convenient. My great-grandfather died at the rip old age of 98 (he went to his daughters funeral, who died at the age of 66) and he ate McDonald`s everyday for the last ten years of his life. Reason of death? Old age. That was it. There was nothing wrong with him that would make him die other than his age.
Not the best reason to say McDonald`s is healthy because it isn`t, but I just wanted to say it.
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Male 11,739
I haven`t eaten fast food for years. It`s all crap that will kill you.
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Male 2,553
never go there anyway but this just enforces whyi dont.
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Male 354
I haven`t been able to bring myself to eat McDonalds food for about ten years now. The smell of their restaurant as I drive past is enough to make me want to barf nowadays.
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Female 497
also they put rats and spit and burgers in their food.. like the world hasnt noticed also people should avoid wendys too because i saw a whole load of cars waiting for them to get into wendys which is gross because wendys is just like mcdonalds and burger king NASTY!!
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Male 54
unsub: citations? pulling quotes and facts from other anti-fast food/"organic" merchandise sites is not citations...
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Female 83
I`m not scared of ED and I don`t think I`ll have any heart attacks from my bimonthly double cheeseburger. There are more sinister things out there than an unsanitary fast food joint that we should concern ourselves with.
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Male 1,461
"One hamburger patty does not necessarily come from one cow. Think about that. You`re eating bits of hundreds of cows."

And? It`s all beef. Oh wait, they said it wasn`t.


BRB, I`m having a Big Mac attack.



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Female 924
"Could not open that link, but i`m pretty sure, that it`s that article by someone, who seriously want to ban dihydrogenmonoxyde"

Well, this article actually gives some good information (including citations) - and I can assure you it`s not written by someone who wants to ban water (aka dihydrogenmonoxyde)

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Female 213
McDonald`s is bad for you?


WHY I`VE NEVER HEARD OF SUCH A THING.

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Male 489
as if i need any more reasons
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Male 446
this article didn`t convince me at all
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Male 2,855
I have never been to the amazon, but I have had chicken nuggets and they are delicious, so Im going to back up the nuggets on this one.
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Female 419
Stuff like this annoys me, people are entitled eat what ever they want, its their choice.
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Male 4,593
I always say:

Eat what you want; die like a man.

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Female 1,231
Broken link. Fix please?

I don`t eat at McD`s a whole lot anyways... maybe once a month or so, when I`m driving home and it`s just -there-.

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Male 588
Could not open that link, but i`m pretty sure, that it`s that article by someone, who seriously want to ban dihydrogenmonoxyde.
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Male 81
broken link :`(
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Male 1,232
Wow look at what`s inside a McDonalds bun:

"McDonald`s Hamburger Bun ingredients (as of 2008):
Enriched flour (bleached wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), water, high fructose corn syrup, yeast, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, soybean oil, canola oil, contains 2% or less of each of the following: salt, wheat gluten, calcium sulfate, soy flour, ammonium sulfate, calcium carbonate, calcium phosphate, monocalcium phosphate, ammonium chloride, baking soda, sorbic acid, deactivated dry yeast, dough conditioners (may contain one or more the following: distilled monoglycerides, DATEM, sodium stearoyl lactylate, calcium peroxide, ascorbic acid, azodicarbonamide, mono- and diglycerides, enzymes, guar gum), calcium propionate & sodium propionate (preservatives), soy lecithin."

That`s a lot of chemicals...

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Male 1,232
Still tastes good, f**k where it came from. :P I only have it maybe, once a month or less.
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Female 836
Bitch, bitch, bitch... so f`n what? Really, sounds like a natural food nut put the article together. I don`t see how it could kill me to eat there a few times a year.
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Female 268
i still love the mickey d`s :)
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Female 553
That reminds me: there is no such thing as "Organic". I met an organic farmer at a fundraiser who explained to me that the FDA, federal agents came to his farm and threatened to fine him for using the word "Organic" without a license. Long story short, you follow a list of steps that still allows you to use pesticides, chemicals, etc., and you pay the Federal Gov`t money to get license granting you to use the word "Organic".

Always check to see who you`re buying from. Buy local!!

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Female 75
that way too much info. isn`t knowing it`s bad for you enough? x.X
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Male 140
Damn it! I get McDonalds food for free because of my employee meals. I`m going to die of a heart attack, aren`t I?
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Male 54
Another great time waster. Starting off with the 12 year old burger. Yep, and I have a bowl of all natural porridge from a vegan shop in downtown Sacramento from 1963, that hasn`t aged at all. Let me just get it out of the microwave and take a photo of it :)
Funny read though, make sure you buy the products the site is offering you; they are way healthier for you since they don`t have to pass any FDA or government boards :)
The very thought of government telling me what I can and cannot eat is soooooo appeasing :)
It`s common sense that fast food isn`t healthy food, but if I want to enjoy it, why can`t I?
BTW, I do enjoy fast food about once or twice a month by choice, however I also workout with my squadron four times a week and hit the gym at least three times a week on my own.
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Female 553
Lmao dippoo xD
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Female 553
I am addicted to fast food. I had to get used to it while going to school in downtown Chicago. It`s fast and relatively cheap, and it`s EVERYWHERE. Now, I swear they do add nicotine. I never gain weight from it though. I think I have that "Hollywood Body Syndrome". I can eats whatever I want.

And since when did Prince Charles become a nutritionist? ;) I just think it`s funny they put "Even" in front of it. Like, "Even this dippoo realized it`s bad for you."

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Male 8,300
We need a reason apart from "Common Sense"???
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Male 1,365
Yummm, milkshakes made from soiled rag water. All pre-made and fast food is horrible, that`s why we must drink many, many energy drinks to offset the damage that fast foods do to us. I recommend drinking 3 Monster low carbs after every fast food meal so your body gets really shaky and burns mega calories. Then, at the end of the day, a big cup of shockwave coffee, with only 3 hours of sleep you`ll be guaranteed to burn off all the carbs from your Mac attack.
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Female 227
the show actually SCARED me... i`m even 12 yrs old and it SCARED ME!
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Male 285
while i dont care about this stuff .. i cant help but feel that nicotine may be in thier food. I cant help but feel compeld to go, evn wen im not hungry, orderin food .. IM A McZOMBIE!
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Male 426
okay....ive known all that...

doesnt make me STOP...

why would a vegetarian even think "DUDE! im hungry! MCDONALDS FRIES, YEAH!!!"

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Male 99
turtle dude, sammycyanide, give me a point, and i will give you sources.
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Male 70
a lot of unproven, unsourced, washed-up-hippy bs lies
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Female 427
Thanks for the opinionated bs.
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Female 161
NYC2010

Of Course Ive had really good burgers. Nice Guys and Cheeburger Cheeburger have really good burgers but their personalized. Out of all fast food developments, the Big Mac is the best. It beats the Whopper, Wendys burger, etc.

I dunno. Im 5`9, 125 pounds. Mcdonalds, nor any fast food place, makes me gain weight, so maybe Im lucky, and maybe thats why I enjoy them.

But seriously. Big Mac, extra pickles... AMAZING

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Male 776
blah blah blah blah drat it i know it isnt healthy but we all know, and still dont care. did you see the stuff mentioned in cheap healthy food? awful stuff in there
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Male 8,300
> neveryours
> some of you would argue with a stop sign

Well to be fair, how do I know the stop sign was put up there for ME? It might be there for low-flying aircraft for all I know.

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Female 492
I quit eating McDonald`s two years ago and I didn`t need that many reasons. It was mainly just because it`s unhealthy and.. nasty.
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Male 559
I am a hippy, but not so much a tree hugger. Everything in the link was bullpoo. Vegetarian is an old latin word meaning "Bad hunter". Brb, going to McDonalds.
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Female 1,545
"Yellowsquare has a face."

I figured it was about time to grace you all with my visual presence.

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Female 88
The moment I saw the 12 year old burger thing I knew it was full of bullpoo. In the movie Supersize Me let a burger rot just to see how long it would take and it was a month for christ sakes, not 12 years.
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Male 88
Who cares what a bunch of tree hugging hippies say. Gimme a big mag and super sized fries with a dr pepper and a side of stfu
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Female 1,269
...
some of you would argue with a stop sign huh?
what`s so exhilerating about arguing?!
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Male 72
WOW, careful you don`t fall off. It`s a log way down from your high horse.
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Male 103
But McDonalds tastes really good.
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Male 1,764
"In your face meat eaters!!!!

How many cows have you eaten in your life? and today? did you have a pig and egg for breakfast, a chicken for lunch and a cow for dinner? "

F*ck! How did this became a veggie rant? Anyways, I`ll answer:

1. Countless. They were delicious and healthy. I`ll keep doing it.
2. Today? I didn`t have cow, but I did have pig, fish and chicken.
3. Pig for breakfast, fish for lunch and chicken for dinner. They were all really yummy.
No need to demonize meat, pal- it`s natural, healthy and delicious. McDonald`s is an abomination that doesn`t even qualify as food, don`t compare it to real, tasty, juicy meat

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Male 2,510
Im so glad i went to KFC today.
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Female 15,763
Wait, hold the phone...

Are there honestly people out there trying to argue that McDonalds is healthy?

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Male 904
All this list did was make me crave 2 double cheeseburgers, a supersized fry, and a southern style chicken sandwich...

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Male 615
And here I was hoping to read a well-thought-out piece of literature. Oh well...
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Male 2,582
That video at the end , Will haunt me deeper than any triple bypass.
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Male 359
OH CRAP! HIPPIES HAVE LEARNED HOW TO USE THE INTERNET!
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Male 228
Even though I read this list, I`m still eating at Wendy`s. But I am avoiding the breakfast items at all costs. A Croissan`wich contains about the same fat as many of their burgers, the larger breakfast items (platters and such) sometimes contain more.
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Female 706
I like fast food, but if I eat too much of it in a week, then I suddenly long for my mom`s spaghetti and an apple. And almonds. I like almonds.

My point is, fast food is there when you have no time to get real food. The problem is that people see it as "real food".

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Male 1,182
pretty much a load of BS

i try to eat mcdonalds as much as possible because i like the taste

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Male 373
1.) It doesn`t go bad...

So what? If the preservatives were that bad for you I`d be dead by now anyways.

2.) You can gain weight

Really? Thanks for the info. (no one says you`re supposed to eat there everyday, I eat fastfood almost every day as I work at BK... haven`t gained a pound because of it)

3.) Ummm... I`d hope my pets food is healthier, because thats designed to be all they need. Your pets food is probably healthier than most things you eat. Mcdonalds isnt supposed to be all you eat. Oh and it tastes wayyyyy better

4.) Ooooo one case of something dirty, this list acts like fast food joints dont pass health inspections. That kind of crap will happen once in awhile in every restaurant.

Terrible, pathetic list written by someone with a grudge against delicious, American food. Garbage.

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Male 373
Wow, terrible terrible terrible list.

ZOMGZ THEREZ FOODZ IS NOT HEALTHIEZ

no really?


Its delicious, therefor, win... Burger King is better though.

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Male 1,140
meh i dont like mcdonalds anyways
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Male 426
"They keep saying and here`s what`s in this! as if the ingredients are really awful. In reality, most of the ingredients they list are in average everyday foods."

not if you eat real food.

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Female 728
They keep saying and here`s what`s in this! as if the ingredients are really awful. In reality, most of the ingredients they list are in average everyday foods.
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Male 740
half the list is hippie talk
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Female 660
lol
of course it`s bad for you! But it doesn`t stop people from eating there.
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Male 335
@ natakalt - You`re an idiot.

Anyways, why do the people who wrote this propaganda-laden article think that the fact that a lot of cows get killed for meat is a reason to avoid McDonald`s? You`d think they were trying to get people to be vegetarians or something.

If anything, it`s more of a reason to eat beef. The fact that they can kill so many shows that a whole lot more exist. Cows contribute to global warming (with their farts), so every time I eat a hamburger I`m doing my part to help the environment.

</long-winded semi-joke>

When I decide to eat at some place other than McDonald`s, it`s because McDonald`s tastes bad, plain and simple. Some stupid "save the cows" propaganda doesn`t do anything for me.

Also, hummers? WTF?

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Female 206
Yumm
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Female 721
"did u know when u flush a toilet in mcdonalds the water goes into the ice machine...just a lil fun fact"

Prove it.

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Male 437
did u know when u flush a toilet in mcdonalds the water goes into the ice machine...just a lil fun fact
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Male 4
That`s one thing that sort of bugs me... is that a lot of people are complaining that we are destroying the enviornment when we cut down trees; what many people don`t know, is that the majority of the time a tree is cut down, a new one is planted in its place.
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Male 1,078
You know, I don`t eat Mcdonald`s because of environmental concerns, I don`t eat it because it`s a bad burger.

Exponentially bigger and better burgers out there

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Male 1,111
that guy/girl has one of the shakiest arguments I`ve ever seen. Ok so pet food MAY be healthier than McD`s well guess what McD`s may be healthier than eating a bowl of pure lard.

There was even a recent report of a guy losing 80lbs eating nothing but mcd`s apple dippers, salads, grilled chicken breasts etc, because it was so convenient to where he worked.

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Male 426
wow, i`m amazed at how many people are so disconnected that they fall for the mcd`s propaganda...best burgers??? cheap??? my advice (take it or not, i don`t care), find yourself a reliable independent butcher, grind your own meat, cook it at home (even rare, since it`s REAL meat!) and enjoy...it`s really not that hard and your taste buds and wallet will thank you.

mcdonald`s is to burgers what starbucks is to coffee...blah.

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Male 1,556
Big deal, big drating hippies.
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Female 929
:D Yellowsquare has a face. A pretty one. Well done, Yellowsquare.

McDonald`s is made of ass.

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Female 917
Proud to say that I have not eaten fast food in six years.

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Female 1,545
And after reading the article, I`m still not really convinced.

Sure that stuff may be in McDonalds food, but it`s in all the other food you buy at the supermarket too. What, you think the ground you buy at Piggly Wiggly is made from one cow? Haha, give me a break.

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Female 1,545
Haha, I haven`t read this article yet, but I wanted to say that directly after I watched "Super Size Me", I went to McDonalds and bought a two cheeseburger meal.

I`m not a very impressionable person I guess.

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Male 20,916
i don`t think i want to know what the deal is with the chicken--especially the mcnuggets. i just had 4 on monday.
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Female 675
i havent eaten at mcdonalds since my freshman year because of supersize me. and while i know all places have the same problems its bad just seeing it. i wont even buy a coke from them because i dont want to support them at ALL
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Male 976
The Rainforest and the Hummer one were Bullcrap. other than that it was pretty much spot on.
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Male 311
Siora.
McDs is expensive? what?
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Male 599
"Containing less fat, salt and sugar, your pet’s food may be healthier than what they serve at McDonald’s."

That is the worst reason to not eat at mcdonalds Ive ever heard.

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Male 1,254
"In your face meat eaters!!!!

How many cows have you eaten in your life? and today? did you have a pig and egg for breakfast, a chicken for lunch and a cow for dinner?

There`s your answer why people in usa is so fat"

I`m sorry nat, but that is wrong wrong wrong.

Americans have ALWAYS been inclined to eat meat throughout their day. The steak and eggs breakfast was created in America, back in the 1800s and that would be followed up with meat for lunch and dinner. I would find it very hard to find a similar obesity situation back then as compared to today.

We Americans are proud of our meat eating heritage, and the oh-so-tasty flesh of our animal companions has not contributed to our weight gain. Rack that up too relatively poor parenting and an increasing sedentary lifestyle.

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Female 45
berberry, really? those are the best hamburgers you ve ever eaten? I feel so sorry for you. You dont know what real food is.
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Female 128
"In your face meat eaters!!!!
How many cows have you eaten in your life? and today? did you have a pig and egg for breakfast, a chicken for lunch and a cow for dinner?"

Is all that necessary? Natakalt, I`m a vegan too but I don`t throw it up in people`s faces.

oh, and I`m oficially grossed out by this posting.

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Male 5,970
Damn! Now I have a craving for a Big Mac and a Coke.

Ill just take the coke :D

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Male 27
hippies drat off
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Male 1,590
Damn! Now I have a craving for a Big Mac and a Coke.
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Male 326
Yummeh... And this is why I loathe fast food. Except Arby`s, Subway, and Quizno`s.
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Male 221
It looks crap, tastes crap and is expensive and bad for you. Why does anyone eat this stuff? *confused*
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Male 876
"As if feeding children high-fat, high-sodium, low-nutrition “food” weren`t bad enough, some Happy Meals in 2006 contained toy Hummers. It’s as if McDonald’s was encouraging a whole generation of kids not only to guzzle food, but to guzzle gas as well. Would you like a few barrels of petroleum with that?"

Wow... Ummm... That right there is fail. Sure everything else seems true but that was just f*cking stupid.

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Female 1,697
In your face meat eaters!!!!

How many cows have you eaten in your life? and today? did you have a pig and egg for breakfast, a chicken for lunch and a cow for dinner?

There`s your answer why people in usa is so fat

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Female 161
I read the first line then decided this was a stupid post. I love mcdonalds. I go there about once a week and I love Big Macs. Best damn hamburger Ive ever eaten. If you find it discusting, then just dont go there.
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Male 274
I stopped eating fast food about 5 years ago. The first two years was rough. It is impossible to avoid walking/driving by one sort of fast food restaurant. Even really small town have at least two fast food restaurants.

Know I can care less, when I think I have a craving for fast food, I just watch `Super Size Me` and that fixes the craving right away. The I go cook up a nice size Ribeye :-)

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Male 9,305
There`s a lot cooler food out there anyway.

Ever try Thai? How about Indian? If you don`t like spicy, try vegetarian or even Greek. A LOT of different countries have amazing food that doesn`t come out of a cardboard box.

If you ever see a Famima, go inside and try an anpan bun. It`s sweet red bean paste inside a nice doughy bun. VERY GOOD!

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Female 144
This is why I am a vegetarian.
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Male 311
its cheap.
your arguments are invalid
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Male 1,254
I love this line right here, "One hamburger patty does not necessarily come from one cow. Think about that. You`re eating bits of hundreds of cows."

That is perhaps one of the tastiest thoughts that has ever entered into my mind. Thank you, Mr. web-blogger guy. While your argument fails terribly, I am made very happy!

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Male 260
It`s not stopping me eating at McDonalds.
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Male 1,406
Wish I liked more foods. Go to McDonalds too much, but lucky for me I don`t get fat from it.
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Male 146
These people need to get a fuc*ing life.
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Male 35
Link doesnt work for me?
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Female 525
Re: gorgack2000

The one I thought was probably exaggerated was the Rain Forest one. They say most of the soybeans are grown in the rain forest? First of all, they put soybeans in EVERYTHING now. I read the label on a can of tuna fish the other day and guess what - now contains soybeans (check it out) so I`m pretty sure the actual farmers in Brazil would be growing soybeans whether or not McDonalds was buying them or not. Also, if the United States is the #1 exporter of soybeans, why would McDonalds be buying them from Brazil?
Me thinks they just exaggerated a tad on that one.

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Male 1,764
Reasons Why You Should Avoid McDonalds?
Ronald.
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Male 28
wow, thats just looks and is so sick, thats why i rarely eat at McDonalds.
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Female 248
i like their breakfast food, the rest isnt so nice
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Male 982
I could care less; bring on the fast food!
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Female 180
Yeah. I agree. But, it`s quite addictive.
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Male 4,680
Could be exaggerated, you know how these groups are. Yes, I`m looking at you PETA.

At the same time though, this IS McDonald`s, I wouldn`t be surprised if everything on this list was 100% true.

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Female 165
I hate all fast food, especially McDonalds. It just doesn`t taste/look/smell good or appetizing to me at all.
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Female 525
Is it strange I`m craving a double cheeseburger after reading this?

:D

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Male 756
Not that I ever really enjoyed McDonalds before...but now I`m pretty sure I`m never EVER going again.

D:

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Male 180
mcdonalds is gross
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Female 406
Link: 15 Reasons Why You Should Avoid McDonalds [Rate Link] - We all know that Micky D`s is bad for you, but some of these reasons might put you off their food for good.
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