For anyone who has known me or followed my blog for any amount of time, you know that I’ve always enjoyed fast food. This past summer I even needed it to balance out the crazy amount of calories that I was burning on a daily basis on my bike – or maybe it would be fairer to say that the high calorie fast food made balancing my diet easier. Indeed, that’s the ticket.
Lately we’ve had some troubles with our house that have made eating out a necessity and I’m coming to my wits end… It all started with a couple of Happy Meals that I bought for my girls that had new reduced size fry cartons and about 10 fries in them. I noticed that the trend applied to my fry portion as well. Surprisingly prices didn’t go down with the 33% reduction in fries, imagine that. From there I started noticing just how low the quality of the food actually is – that became apparent after having to choke down a burger for lunch yesterday on the way home from the in-law’s house.
I never thought I’d see the day, but I’m tired of fast food. It’s lost its luster as fuel. That’s the big hit. I’m not going to go as far as saying I feel worse for eating it, because I really don’t, but it’s just starting to “feel” a little less than useful. Add to that the clear ripoff it’s becoming and it’s just too much. I won’t say that I’ll be swearing it off forever, but I’ve made the decision to drop it, at least for now.
To look at this in terms of “why”, the more I’ve put into getting and staying in shape, the less fast food has made sense. I suppose I’ve evolved. Imagine that.