So it really is how much not what

Dennis Rosinlof says he eats the McDonald’s burger with fries ten times a week – sometimes twice a day – on his travels, and only takes a break on Sundays.

But despite having a fondness for the 930 calorie Big Mac meal, Mr Rosinlof is actually a slim 165lbs and healthy.

Meat, cheese, bread, potatoes. Might want a bit more salad or fruit in there but nothing wrong with the basics there.

Dietician David Zinczenko said that Mr Roslinof was staying thin because he stayed within his daily calorie intake, even if he was doing it in a rather unconventional manner.

As we’ve all been saying about this obesity ting. How much not what.

Have to admit I can’t stand Big Macs but a real cheeseburger is a meal of the Gods.

12 thoughts on “So it really is how much not what”

  1. I cannot stand McD or BK (for taste, not ideology) but I remember being a bit surprised about the anti-burger frenzy caused by ‘Super Size Me’ when it was released. The point seemed to me was the VAST quantities of crappy sugary drinks Spurlock was drinking that seemed to be the problem, rather than the burgers themselves.

    While tasteless, they aren’t that bad.

    But fast food is evil, right?

  2. I don’t much rate their burgers, but love the “sausage and egg mcmuffin” for breakfast, they stop serving them at 10.30, snackadicious …

    Ray Kroc was 52 when he got involved, there were originally the brothers mcdonald whose opened the first couple of stores. The mcdonald brothers had the good idea for a new kind of fast food outlet, Ray saw the potential for franchising the concept.

  3. So Much For Subtlety

    johnny bonk – “Ray Kroc was 52 when he got involved, there were originally the brothers mcdonald whose opened the first couple of stores. The mcdonald brothers had the good idea for a new kind of fast food outlet, Ray saw the potential for franchising the concept.”

    What is interesting about virtually all the American Fast Food chains is that they were started by poor Whites. Who often became fabulously wealthy as a result.

    I can’t help thinking that a large part of the objection to McDs is that White Trash origin – the Middle Class does not like the fact that it made White Trash rich, although to be fair, they probably don’t like the White Trash decor either.

    It is odd because I know people who abhor McDs with every ounce of their moral fibre. But have no problems eating at the French clone Quick.

  4. It’s perfectly OK to say, “I don’t like the taste of McDonald’s food” and leave it at that. But you just know that behind so much of the animus is “I don’t like MacDonald’s [for stupid ideological reason x] therefore we should enact [stupid illiberal policy y].” A very big part of the hatred is (modifying SMFS’s point somewhat) the sort of witless moral preening that informs the hipster disdain of anything mainstream or popular. The calculus seems to be, “I am a special little flower. All those other people are peasants. Therefore I must eschew their tastes lest I be mistaken for one of them.” It is, like so much of Leftist faux-intellectualism, signalling to one’s confreres rather than actually thinking.

  5. I doubt most people know the origin of McDonald’s beyond it being American.

    McDonald’s serves filling and inexpensive food (99p for a cheeseburger – can’t think of anywhere else that cheap in the UK) and you usually have it immediately after asking for it. There are far tastier burgers if you have the money and the time.

    Roslinof is slim because he’s consuming roughly the same calories required to stay upright.

  6. @SMFS – “I know people who abhor McDs ” , yes, i sometimes take my kids for an aforementioned sausage and egg mcmuffic, she goes ballistic, her reaction is so extreme that i now tell the kids not to tell her – so between her outright hostility to mcdo and my annoyance at her hostility we are managing to undermine ourselves as parents.

    @ukl – “you usually have it immediately after asking for it” , service is astonishingly good in mcdo. The service at mcdo is Ray Kroc’s legacy to the world.

  7. @ dearieme
    Surely you mean Fridays?
    @ most others
    My objection to McDonald’s is the taste. Hamburgers *can* taste nice.

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