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#61 defiance_17

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 09:35 PM

I try to watch what I eat, but I just don't have the time to worry about cooking myself 21 health-conscious meals a week. Honestly, I don't understand how anyone does. Sure, fast food is "disgusting," but it's cheap, it's easy, and you can usually get something that tastes pretty damn good. I know the occasional burger's not going to kill me.

I love Big Macs, and that looks delicious.
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Posted 22 January 2007 - 04:01 AM

How does the bun not melt away with all the grease? Don't get me wrong, I do like the occasional mcdonald's but that thing just looks deadly.

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 06:22 AM

A "Mega Mac", wow, lol. What will they think of next, the "Ultra Mac"?
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Posted 23 January 2007 - 09:24 PM

I would eat it.. I'm 6'0" and 170lbs. The occasional junk food doesn't hurt me much :P

youd be surprised how many skinny guys have heart attacks too. your BMI isnt a direct indicator of your cardiovascular health.

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 08:00 PM

http://mdn.mainichi-...0na005000c.html

looks like CheapyD isn't the only brave soul to take it on.

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 08:02 PM

wow..its really popular over there!

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#67 sarausagi

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 08:12 PM

wow..its really popular over there!


notice the different, much more healthy attitude towards food though?

the article says "nutritional energy" calories..

i don't think a lot of people realize that you can eat this if you treat it as a meal, not a snack, many people eat something like this and then eat a full meal later...with your drink and fries, it is a full meal, and you can eat light later during the day and not worry. and while it does have its cons, trust me the ingredients do have some nutritional benefit [i am sure there is plenty of protein and iron to be had in this burger]

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 10:16 PM

notice the different, much more healthy attitude towards food though?

the article says "nutritional energy" calories..

i don't think a lot of people realize that you can eat this if you treat it as a meal, not a snack, many people eat something like this and then eat a full meal later...with your drink and fries, it is a full meal, and you can eat light later during the day and not worry. and while it does have its cons, trust me the ingredients do have some nutritional benefit [i am sure there is plenty of protein and iron to be had in this burger]

kidding me? thats not a real burger. its over processed, precooked, frozen meat drenched in trans-fat. the tomatoes & lettuce are probably still coated w/ wonderful pecticides too. its not a balanced meal in any way, shape, or form. its an indulgence.

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 11:39 PM

kidding me? thats not a real burger. its over processed, precooked, frozen meat drenched in trans-fat. the tomatoes & lettuce are probably still coated w/ wonderful pecticides too. its not a balanced meal in any way, shape, or form. its an indulgence.

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well, the lettuce and tomatoe are local stock or flash frozen from other countries, there is nothing you can do to the bread except coat it with butter which i doubt they do, as for the meat, they are supposed to use 100 percent real unaltered beef: comparing a plain double quarter pounder to a plain home made burger, the meat is extremely similar, so i doubt it is "Drenched in transfat" or what not.

I'm not saying this is a "healthy" meal, I'm saying the attitude towards it is a lot more healthy, in other words, not the opinion of a society run by fad diets, miracle cures, trimspa, and "Fat free" and "diet" food that contains 10x more chemicals and is 10x worse for your health. Here it's okay to eat shit as long as it's "Fat free" or "low carb" [I don't know if it isn't the same in Japan, but from what I've read and seen, Japan is a much bigger more open culinary environment]

This burger, in light of the more traditional Japanese diet, and even changing contemporary ones, is not a threat to health at all. I am willing to say there are less "healthy" traditional Japanese dishes, certainly some fried ones.

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 11:54 PM

Two things: One, the Big Mac is a very small hamburger. Its two thin meat patties wedged in a gigantic salty bun. Adding two more of those thin patties barely gets you to the size of a single quarter pounder.

Now, A double quarter pounder, thats a hamburger.

Two: I've never had a greasy burger at Mcdonalds......the beef there always seems dried out, not juicy or "greasy".....I think the bread and cheese there are the real killers.

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 04:36 AM

youd be surprised how many skinny guys have heart attacks too. your BMI isnt a direct indicator of your cardiovascular health.


Well my doctor says my blood pressure and cholestoral levels are fine... so until something changes, I'll continue to eat fast food. Not that I do it a lot... I eat a pretty balanced diet, especially when I'm away from school like now. But at school I can either make my own lunch or treat myself to some good old Burger King. Why not? :)

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 06:15 AM

well, the lettuce and tomatoe are local stock or flash frozen from other countries, there is nothing you can do to the bread except coat it with butter which i doubt they do, as for the meat, they are supposed to use 100 percent real unaltered beef: comparing a plain double quarter pounder to a plain home made burger, the meat is extremely similar, so i doubt it is "Drenched in transfat" or what not.

I'm not saying this is a "healthy" meal, I'm saying the attitude towards it is a lot more healthy, in other words, not the opinion of a society run by fad diets, miracle cures, trimspa, and "Fat free" and "diet" food that contains 10x more chemicals and is 10x worse for your health. Here it's okay to eat shit as long as it's "Fat free" or "low carb" [I don't know if it isn't the same in Japan, but from what I've read and seen, Japan is a much bigger more open culinary environment]

This burger, in light of the more traditional Japanese diet, and even changing contemporary ones, is not a threat to health at all. I am willing to say there are less "healthy" traditional Japanese dishes, certainly some fried ones.


well a big mac has 1.5G trans fat. which may not seem like a lot, but it is. this probably has about 75% more. the french fries are just sponges full of it. a small has 3.5g a large 8. next time you get some fries put a bunch between 2 napkins and squish them. the napkins will turn clear. its pretty disgusting. if they used a trans-fat free oil like they said they were going to about 10 years ago it wouldnt be so bad. but those dont last as long at high temps before being replaced (aka smaller profit margin). so customers get to enjoy hardened arteries instead.

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 06:17 AM

Well my doctor says my blood pressure and cholestoral levels are fine... so until something changes, I'll continue to eat fast food. Not that I do it a lot... I eat a pretty balanced diet, especially when I'm away from school like now. But at school I can either make my own lunch or treat myself to some good old Burger King. Why not? :)

well when youre young as long as you get some exersize your metabolism will take care of that. but once you get into your 30s and you spend most of your time at a desk or in the car, it makes a much bigger dif ;)

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 07:29 AM

Jesus, there are some health nuts on this board. One frickin' burger isn't gonna kill you. I would rather eat delicious food and die at 60 than eat healthy Faux Fu bullshit and live to be 110, take 4 dumps a day, and wish every night that you don't wake up to see tommorrow. OMG I must be a super fatass for saying all this though!
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Posted 26 January 2007 - 04:12 PM

Jesus, there are some health nuts on this board. One frickin' burger isn't gonna kill you. I would rather eat delicious food and die at 60 than eat healthy Faux Fu bullshit and live to be 110, take 4 dumps a day, and wish every night that you don't wake up to see tommorrow. OMG I must be a super fatass for saying all this though!

What kinda mileage you get outta that there false dichotomy?

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4 pages and we still don't have that chicks name.

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#77 propeller_head

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 10:31 PM

Jesus, there are some health nuts on this board. One frickin' burger isn't gonna kill you. I would rather eat delicious food and die at 60 than eat healthy Faux Fu bullshit and live to be 110, take 4 dumps a day, and wish every night that you don't wake up to see tommorrow. OMG I must be a super fatass for saying all this though!

touchy touchy. i never said 1 would kill u. only that it shouldnt be considered a legitimate meal. thats like considering soda an alternative for juice.

#78 seanr1221

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Posted 28 January 2007 - 07:31 PM

I'm going to have to agree with Propeller_head on this one. While it's not bad to have one every once and a while, it in no way should be considered a legitimate meal.

Don't get me wrong, I enjoy Taco Bell every once and a while, but by every once and a while I mean once a month.

It's not so much being a health nut as it is just being smart about what you eat.

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 02:26 AM

http://mdn.mainichi-...0na005000c.html

looks like CheapyD isn't the only brave soul to take it on.


Sure enough, I walked by one of my local McDonalds and saw a "Sold Out" sign on the Mega Mac poster.

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 02:09 PM

A friend of mine is addicted to these, so anytime we pass a McDonald's and they are sold out, he gets me to order one just for the extra coupon. It's ridiculous how quickly they sell out, even in the more rural areas of Nagoya.

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 02:30 PM

Looking at the MM with my coffee in hand at 9:30AM seriously made me feel nasty.
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Posted 29 January 2007 - 02:44 PM

I almost shit my pants just looking that picture. I can't imagine what would happen if I were to attempt eating one of those monstrosities of meat.

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 07:23 PM

I can't imagine what would happen if I were to attempt eating one of those monstrosities of meat.

You don't eat it.
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Posted 29 January 2007 - 09:53 PM

That rules. A big Fuck you to anyone who is dumping on the majesty of a double Big Mac.
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Posted 29 January 2007 - 10:06 PM

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#86 The Crotch

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 12:06 AM

Must... buy... Big Mac...

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 04:48 AM

mmmmmmmmmmmm.......

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 12:18 PM

I special order my Big Mac without the patties and each time I do the cashier gives me the stink eye.I usually order 2 big macs(without meat),large fries and 5 small packages of barbecue sauce.:drool:Mmmmmmm...barbecue sauce.

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 01:32 PM

Could use a second slice of cheese on the top patty , otherwise looks good. I wonder if they'll ever come out in the US given the criticism that McDonalds has been dealing with since the movies "Super Size Me" and "Fast Food Nation".


Closest McDonalds to me has had Double Big Macs for like 2 years...
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#90 ChubbyChase

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 11:53 PM

Man, one bite from that and you'll die! It's just the silent killer from America.
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