a comedian i like (Jim Gaffigan) once said about fast food "I paid for that? Did I eat it or rub it on my face. My back hurts! Owe!"
that's how i feel about all fast food, now. every once in a while i'll give in to it, when i am on the road and didn't plan ahead usually...old habits die hard, right? and minutes after i finish eating i realize i'm not satisfied, in fact i usually feel pretty lousy...and i swear, it DOES feel like i rubbed it on my face because there's this grease slick effect that can't be attributed to anything but my last meal
real food makes you feel energized, lighter and happier immediately, and the long-term health benefits are even better. crappy fast food makes you feel sluggish and like you've taken the minimum amount of effort to feed your body...which of course, you have. there's nothing in fast food that your body needs. when you take the time to eat more real food and less crap, you definitely notice the difference both short- and long-term and after a while, your body will tell you which choice is the right one for you.
i was driving by a fast food place yesterday while doing some errands. i hadn't had breakfast yet (a mistake...never leave home without eating, unless you have a plan for a healthy breakfast elsewhere) and i suddenly got this mad craving for an egg mcmuffin and hash browns with a coke. now, i KNOW i don't like any of those things any more. i've tested this a few times over the last year when my schedule made fast food the easy choice...and it's never as good as i seem to remember it being. and it's DEFINITELY not worth the health risks.
then i remembered that i have yummy tea (much better for me than soda for so many reasons) and delicious breakfast options awaiting me at home.
i drove by and was so glad i did. i deserve better, and now i demand it. you should too, Ry. your body will thank you, your mind will thank you...in fact, the only person who won't thank you will be your doctor because he will make less money off you if you're not making yourself sicker and sicker every day through your food choices.
love you Ry. i want you to be healthy and fit, and happy. xo