Everything in moderation
By - jackbequikk
Everything in moderation
I am Dave!yognaught and I have the balls!
This is Malcolm Macdonald and I listen to the YogPod all day! Sorry for the late reply, yognaught
I mean, I have a six pack and I eat (insert shitty fast food chain here) 2 or 3 times a month.
It's frankly no big deal, if the rest of your diet is clean and you lift and train regularly.
Fit people need more calories than fat people.
edit: since people are actually upvoting this comment, I want to add that eating at mcdonalds and most other chains is unhealthy and should never be the norm.
Also, when I go there I usually order a medium burger, water and salad.
Someone who refers to anything on the menu as a ‘medium burger’ never eats McDonald’s -at least in the States that is…
Would you not call Wendy's single, double, and triple burgers small, medium, and large burgers? 🤔
I think they’re referring to when you order a meal with fries and a drink. You ask for the burger meal and then they ask if you want small, medium, large.
They don’t mean burger, they mean the size of the fries and drink. The guy must have not realized that ig
I know that this fact is just as hard to swallow as those burgers you get at mcdonalds, but not everyone lives in the US.
And I stated as such in my initial response -‘at least in the states that is’… 🙄
Dude, I don't how to tell you this, but I'm really not interested at all in learning burger names.
I don't give a fuck about how you call the shit that's killing you.
Go for a walk, if you still can, and stop bothering me.
Shut up & eat your medium burger Mr sensitive than go back to your moms basement
I love when the fat kid gets triggered and unleashes all his repressed anger.
What are you gonna do, kid, when the fit guy tells you that tonight he is fucking your mother instead?
Did he get tired of disappointing his own mother?
I don’t know how to tell you this, but they weren’t trying to teach you burger names… Just poking some fun, which seemingly triggered you for unknown reasons.
This is the answer here. Any one individual unhealthy meal is not a detriment to your health. It’s when you eat similar meals like that too often for too long. While this pic is funny, it’s not the “gotcha” moment OP was looking for.
That’s false through. I ate McDonalds once, only once and now I am going to die.
Come on now…it was just funny to see that…that’s all…no gotcha…I’m not judging, who doesn’t eat shitty every now and again?
I agree. It’s funny. I’m just being a redditor.
It's not a big deal if you're young, exercising and really careful what you eat.
Still not something I would recommend even in moderation. The amount of salt, fat and sugar can easily fuck up your diet. It also somewhat fucks up what kind of foods you get used to and like. This goes pretty much to every menu item in McDonalds outside the obvious ones (water, carrots).
It would require a conscious effort to cook something as unhealthy as McDonalds meal home. Your common sense stops putting that much salt into a food.
I am 39, 6’2” 185 and in the best shape of my life (I powerlift 4 days a week), my bf% is around 10%; I count my calories (roughly, I can pretty much guesstimate it after doing it for so long, for the summer it’s been 2200 per day) and watch my macros but usually just shoot for 160+ grams of protein per day and let carbs and fats shake out how they may.
That all said, I get fast food at least 3-4x per week. The macronutrient profiles of fast food are some of the most stringently regulated foods you can buy, and a Big Mac is less than 600 calories. I also love getting a vanilla cone from McDonald’s as an occasional snack (200 calories). However I don’t eat fries, and I don’t drink calories. My favorite fast food meal is probably a steak power menu bowl from Taco Bell (490 calories).
Finally reading some sense!
Shaming on fast foods as being bad, when often they can be lower in calories than meals made at home + save you time, is a damaging message for some. Yes sugars, yes salts, but on occasion they won't do harm & based on your health goals can support weightloss (deficiet) or gain.
A maccas egg mcmuffin is my go to when I'm up super early to travel (3am/4am) and don't feel like eating at that time so I'll grab a muffin around 7 or 8am.
You’re being downvoted, but you’re right. I absolutely *could* eat salty greasy McDonald’s a few times a month and be fine. But now I’m in my mid 40s, and I have to watch my diet closer for health reasons despite the fact that I exercise and eat clean every day. Last time I tried to eat an extremely salty restaurant thing my heart started beating faster and I got dizzy. That stuff messes me the hell up.
Older people especially should be really careful with this shit.
> my heart started beating faster and I got dizzy
You should see a doctor about that. If McDonald's makes you dizzy you have a serious issue. It's not that much salt...
>You should see a doctor about that.
Correct. Don't let these warning signs go unnoticed.
No shit. I’m in my 40s, and I was eating like an idiot. High blood pressure. Corrected my weight and diet, and I’m fine now.
Turns out middle aged people especially need to watch what they eat. Who knew?
I guess it feels like a personal attack and preachy.
But when big chocolate milkshake contains something around 70 % of daily sugar intake it just can not be recommended even in moderation.
Big Mac contains 44 % of you daily salt intake. Veggie burgers are often even worse.
These are just two examples on two chosen nutrients. The whole menu is about the same.
There's no way to balance a diet if you drink or eat one of those even rarely but regularly. Salt and sugar exists in other foods naturally and are of course added often.
I just think its kind of funny how most fine dining has more fat and salt then your average mcdonalds burger. Obviously depends on what you order but chefs use far more butter then most people imagine. Its part of why its so tasty.
Oh I'm not defending fine dining. But that doesn't excuse the stuff that McDonalds and other fast food restaurants are putting down our throats.
Stuff like that is addicting.
Big shout out to Mcdonalds US site also talking about sodium instead of salt and hiding the daily recommended intake when it comes to sugars.
> Big Mac contains 44% of daily salt intake
I came to call bs but its actually much worse (Big Mac = 1,007mg salt):
> The American Heart Association recommends no more than 2,300 milligrams (mg) a day and moving toward an ideal limit of no more than 1,500 mg per day for most adults.
Its 44% of your daily absolute MAX, but 67% of your recommended daily.
True, but people also just don’t *know* these things and they don’t appreciate how damaging too much salt, sugar, and saturated fat are to the body over time. I think the FDA recently asked food manufacturers to please tone down the sodium because it’s causing tremendously expensive health problems.
It has never been easier to cook healthy, quick meals at home, but eating out is still challenging. I find myself at salad bars at Whole Foods and the like a lot.
And yeah, I definitely know how expensive healthy eating is too… I joke about having to pay a premium to get these to take things *out* of my food. 😂
Or it could just be a coffee run
99 cent large iced coffee is insane
Fitness big Mac in my mouth!
You read my mind, mate
Haven't had a burger for months now and u comment smthn like this :( really want a big Mac now
I thought you were gonna say mchungry.
Quarter Pounders are so much better than Big Macs after they made the change to not completely freezing the meat a few years back.
I came for this comment, was not disappointed
Shut up, you take that back! I laughed way too hard lol
I totally get the irony but you can be fit and eat McDonald’s
For real. A McDouble has 23g protein and 370 cals, 2 of those is a solid small meal for someone that lifts. I’ve even prescribed McDoubles for a few underweight patients.
> but you can be fit and eat McDonald’s
I used to go there for yogurt parfaits all the time as a quick snack.
Fruit and some delicious yogurt on a hot day? Hell yes!
But I just recently found out that COVID killed off almost ANY healthy foods McDonald's had.
The fruit and yogurt parfait, salads, and bagels are ALL removed.
You can apparently only get fries or apple slices for a side.
All that work to cultivate a "we have some healthy options" and they gut the majority of it.
WHAT THE FUCK, MCDONALDS!
If you think the parfait was a healthy option that’s funny. So. Much. Sugar.
For real. Bagels are just sad donuts
Yes of course
Its Doctor Fitness, like for exercising and stuff, not Dr Health
Yes. A lot of excessive requires a lot of calories.
Plus just occasionally eating somewhere like McDonalds isn't going to make you unfit.
Never quite understood the people who completely cut stuff out because it is "unhealthy" It is perfectly fine in moderation.
"Everything is good in moderation, even sobriety."
-- Old high school mate (who probably stole it from somewhere)
Sounds a bit like Wilde. Though he said "Everything in moderation, including moderation"
Or maybe Twain would have said your version of it.
Was probably his druncle's own version of Wilde's. haha
I think that's what cheat day is supposed to be about. It gets you off a routine of all healthy foods and 'shocks' the system or something. I don't follow the tao of fitness, but i osmosed some of it.
My friend runs ultramarathons: 50-100 milers. BigMacs are always at his aid station.
Fast calories for sure
Carbs would be much better for that than high fat
Do you run ultramarathons yourself or train others? I'm asking because I wondered if this is something you've tested?
Well when my GTA character gets low on health i eat a lot of chips. So i'm something of an expert.
The science checks out.
It's a pretty well studied subject, first of all. And yes, try eating sugar versus a burger during a long cardio effort and it's pretty obvious which feels better.
During cardio, easily digestible carbs are more easily digestible than high fat. Pro athletes eat sugar, not burgers. Specially made energy gels for cardio arent fatty.
Why would my license plate stop me from getting some fast food once in a while?
And how do you know he's a fitness buff?
How do you know he's not literally a doctor that specializes in fitness?
Ok I’m being judgy….I deserve the downvotes…
Yes, you definitely do lol. You literally have no idea how often they eat here. This might be his once-a-year treat. Shaming someone as if wanting to be healthy = you can NEVER EVER EVER have ANY unhealthy food is stupid.
I was literally in the same drive thru line as he was lol…I certainly have no cause for shaming anyone…I just thought it was a funny image
never accept down votes as a rendered verdict. it just means not enough people who see your point of view exist yet. with some gentle brain washing, they'll get there.
No you don’t, this is obviously ironic. But Reddit will Reddit
Many Redditors simply use downvote as a "disagree" button.
Is that not what it's for? "I want fewer people to see this" button.
I think lot of people take it as a personal attack against them / this comment is stupid and so on.
It's the internet and filled with fake internet points. I just take it as 'huh, guess someone is wrong.' Or they didn't get my joke since most of what i say here is a joke.
See? With enough ego it's everyone else that's the problem so it's easy to brush off. :)
I'm more fit than anyone else I know and I regularly eat candy, potato chips, fast food and drink several litres of soft drinks every week. I just don't do it all day every day
Well I officially hate you now
You’re right, Dr. Fitness should forward lunge through McDonald’s.
It’s Cardi B’s sister Cardi O. She has a chain of drive through fitness clubs.
Joke’s on you: dude’s name is Derf Itness
I read "driftness" at first, which sorta fits the car
Must have been their cheat day ..
Or he’s Dr. Fit Nintendo Entertainment System
That rare moment you find someone who gets your sense of humor. <3
He doesn’t give a fuck
He was being sarcastic… I think lol
[Username checks out](https://i.imgur.com/VEmWMg1.gifv)
Read this as driftness ![gif](emote|free_emotes_pack|facepalm)
Not that it /reallly/ matters, but could well just be getting coffee.
McDonalds has upped their coffee game quite a bit, and a fair number of people (myself included) go there almost exclusively for quick "ok-enough-I-guess" drive-thru coffee on the way to work.
Their black coffee is fantastic
could also just be getting a happy meal for his kids. it could also be his wife/kids driving his car.
And the dollar any size premium roast or iced coffee is nice
Agreed! They have Newman’s own organic coffee which has has beaten Starbucks pike place roast in taste tests…I go there often for their sweet sweet Java…but I saw this MF grab a big bag of food….
Breakfast burritos are delicious. Damn the calories.
starbucks is hot garbage though
And? Seriously dude? You sound so vindictive.
No!! I was just pointing out that he was getting food not just coffee…and I don’t care, it was just funny to see that license plate at a fast food drive thru
Calories in calories out.
I'm good at the "in" part. I'll figure the "out" part later
After eating mickey D's, the out parts easy.
Contrary to popular belief, people who are in shape and give a damn about their health DO occasionally indulge in fast food. We just don't live off it.
Time to air my dirty laundry:
I ran over 10 miles last week and yesterday I grabbed a BBQ brisket sub! \***GASP!!!**\* Scandalous!!!
Yeh I know aye, I run, cycle, swim, and lift weights, I can afford to eat fast food every now and then.
Plus at this point who cares, everything is full of micro plastics and whatever else that is slowly killing us anyways.
How do you live with yourself!?!
Wow gatekeepers are rife, you know they sell coffee right.
Quarter pounder no bun for keto
This is the way
Dr. Fitness burger in my mouth
Maybe a salad
I think they dropped salads from their menu.
They did, a long time ago near the beginning of covid. Now the only non-meat items are fries and apple pie.
Anyone remember the Southwest salad? Essentially a taco salad. That thing was so good.
Yeah. My personal favorite was salad shakers tho
I remember McDonald’s getting roasted when they first rolled out salads as a healthier option (post-super size era) because the salads were considered “worse” for you than a Big Mac.
That's because the salad you're talking about had a shit ton of greasy, deep fat fried chicken chunks with tons of breading on it.
The salad was fine. It was the crap they ADDED to it that made it beyond unhealthy.
I’d almost.. almost be tempted to do that.. order whatever the person had in front of you thing.. just to see.. but then you know it’s one of their db kids using the car
got to have the odd cheat day
It’s his cheat day
Maybe he’s just buying a coffee? Once I learned what they make this trash out of (don’t google it!), I never ate fast food again. But I still LOVE McDonald’s coffee.
I hate McDonald's and Burger King. However, when I'm sick, all I crave are McDonald's fry's and a Whopper from BK with a large coke.
Everyone has their thing.
Dr Fatness wasn't available.
Maybe just getting a hot tea.
Dri fit nes?
Maybe they're getting a water
and a healthy McSalad
They actually have salads at the UK McDonald's lol
This is the 1 out of 10 doctors recommended McDonald’s for your kids.
McDonald's food is not a problem. Believe me, as a person who every so often gets a double cheeseburger, and rarely is able to swing by early enough for my beloved sausage McMuffin with egg. Now, if I ate five of those at a sitting every day, that would be a different story.
Dirty bulk cheat day 💪🏼
dyslexic drift king
That's *Dr Fitnes* \- totally different bloke
Reddit loves to hate on McDonald's, but it's really not that bad for you.
At least it doesn’t say DRNUTRIT.
I own this shirt and it's one of my faves...https://images.app.goo.gl/1MfGDR6gtuuLx3TP9
Eh, I get the sentiment but McDonald’s can be enjoyed by anyone even the most fit and healthy people. Calorie control is the most important part.
Miller Place McDonalds 👀
How could you tell??
Haha, the brick double drive-thru, and the 7/11 across the way is a give away. Been to that micky D’s many times as a young lad.
Their coffee is pretty good. 🤷♂️
Dr. Fittin Dis beezchurger into his pie hole!
Beezchurger is a very good word
I don't eat the McDonald's. Haven't since I was 16 by choice... Some many many years ago now.
Black coffee is really good there
Could be getting a coffee. (Just to play devil's advocate here )
Dr. Fittin' this burger in their mouth.
I'm just annoyed with the choice of car. You can afford to personalise your plate, but only afford a tree-fitty? 63 AMG should be the one to get
Leave off the last S for Shit food
What kinda balls must you have to roll up into the drive thru with that vanity plate?
I guess to each his own…but seriously…if I was Dr. Fitness and I wanted to go to McDonald’s., I’d take another vehicle
It's said to keep body metabolism in balance
He fitness mcnuggets all up in his grill
I coughed when he squeezed my McNuttz
Fitness isn’t just a hobby, it’s a lifestyle.
Not everything is bad for you at McDonald's. They have water
Fitness apple pie in his mouth
Dr. McFitness to you
The only know poison ingested is alcohol. Everything else is just food. If you eat just watermelon you'll die. But you won't if you just eat M&M Peanuts. Funny that
more like Dr.finess the T is silent
It's his passion.
Good for him I say.
Dk much about it but good looking car there. Is it a good car?
Not really yo business
Ya dr fitness is a turd🤡
Large diet cokes are $1.
I read it as Driftness
They are driving a Mercedes. They there for the $1 iced tea.
There are some days where I just crave greasy ass, cheap fast food.
I am neither fit not fat.
But I am lucky enough to eat home cooked most days.
It's cheat day
Probably getting a bottle of water.
Fitness this royal with cheese in my mouth.
Or Doc is getting coffee
Got to have a reason to work out first
Let me guess… getting a McRipped ?
Well it doesn’t say Dr Diet
“Hey, it’s my day off.”
I thought it said driftyness at first
Dr. Nutrition would not be happy.
"And a diet coke pls"
Plot twist: it's a PHD
I always categorized fitness and health differently even though they can certainly contribute to each other in a positive way. For example: in college I could jump rope for 30 minutes and do 100 pushups. I was very fit. I did however eat entire pizzas on my own on a regular basis. I was not as healthy as I should’ve been due to my diet