October 9, 2013

What’s in a name?

Have you heard about the new “MacAttack” Burger with the fried macaroni and cheese bun? According to E Online, Chicago’s Rockit Burger Bar featured this burger that hopes to top the Ramen Burger in terms of press. (And here I am, playing right into their mission. But I can’t help but wonder if this so-called MacAttack Burger should really be called a HealthAttack or HeartAttack Burger?

Yet the real question might be this: When do we, as a society, decide that enough is enough with the elaborate high fat and high calorie meals?

Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy the occasional decedent treat as much as anyone. And I even work them into my current eating plan. But I always pay attention to portion sizes. And even more important, I pay attention to ingredients.

E Online also reports on the Twilly (served at a restaurant in Chandler, Arizona) — a hot dog served in a Twinkie bun and sprinkled with Bacon Bits. Talk about insult to [potential] injury.

As I pay more attention not only to what I eat but how I feel after I eat it, I can’t help but notice that the crappier the food is, the crappier I feel (no pun intended). To say nothing of the resulting growth of my flubber when partaking in creations such as this one.

What’s your opinion in regard to the MacAttack Burger? Is it something you will ignore? Try once if you encounter an establishment that serves it? Enjoy every now and then? I’d love to get your take on what seems to becoming a trend (creating new — and fattier — “buns” for the already high-fat burger meal).

Weigh-in, won’t you? (Wink-wink!)

Photo Source: E Online

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2 Responses to “What’s in a name?”

  1. MrObsessive says:

    Hi Gregg,

    I was once weighing around 330 lbs as of May of 2009. Through a series of health scares——-namely diabetes, I knew that I had to get rid of the excess weight. I’m now around 240 lbs and wear a size 38-40 in pants at 6′ 2″. I was once wearing a size 50 in my 330 lbs days and don’t ever want to go back to that size!

    Yeah I suffered from the typical “fat guy” appearance issues——-HUGE manboobs, overlapping belly, and a too big rear end.

    In regards to your MacAttack Burger, I’m not sure that I’d ever eat anything like that. However, I’m a big believer in weekly cheat days where I’ll eat what I like for a couple meals. That way I don’t feel like I’m depriving myself of those “goodies” and of course come the next day it’s back to normal.

    Yes, portion control is of paramount importance even on my cheat days! I see many folks who claim they want to lose weight, but have their plates overloaded with soooo much bad stuff it’s quite sickening.

    I really enjoy your blog and keep up the great work!


  2. Gregg says:

    Wow, Bill! I am so glad you posted. I find your insights and words of wisdom so inspiring — as I’m sure other readers of this blog do as well. Congratulations on your success — and on your finding out how to be healthy in a real world scenario (the occasional MacAttack burger — or similar treat — enjoyed in moderation). You’re right. As fellow (and female!) Diet Mentality Peeps, we’ve got to find a way to LIVE WITH these kinds of foods, rather than think we can never have them. When we realize we CAN have them (in moderation and in healthy portions), we then need to learn how to ask ourselves if we really WANT them (at that particular time). It’s all a process. One that I am learning as I go — as I imagine we all are. That’s why I find posts like your particularly inspirational. Thank you again for commenting. Please do so often!

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