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It's called Fast Food because it's a fast way to the grave...

Saw this article over on Can't really reproduce all of it, but here's the link to the article: The 19 worst drive-thru foods in America - TODAY Health

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Time and money are two things Americans can’t afford to waste. So it’s not surprising (though slightly disappointing) that the drive-thru is considered one of the great inventions of all time. There’s even a study to prove it. In 2005 and 2006, researchers asked 600 adults and teens why they eat so much fast food. Three of the top four responses were it’s quick, easy, and affordable. Taste came in third, with only 69 percent of respondents listing flavor as a factor in their fast-food love.

Drive-thru foods may be convenient and easy on the wallet, but they’re loaded with unhealthy fats, added sugars, carbohydrates, and sodium. Translation: They’re no bargain when it comes to your health. But jam-packed schedules and a dismal economy make the occasional drive-thru meal a part of life. That’s why Eat This, Not That! studied the open-air menu boards and compiled a list of the worst items out there, plus better alternatives. Avoid these dietary land mines and save more than a few minutes and a couple bucks—how does up to 20 pounds in a year sound?

The worst chicken strips were at DQ:

Dairy Queen 6-Piece Chicken Strip Basket
1,270 calories
67 g fat (11 g saturated fat)
2,910 mg sodium

The strips deliver more grams of fat than four DQ Homestyle Burgers, and nearly 300 more calories than a Large Strawberry CheeseQuake Blizzard.

NOTE: That's more than 11 grams of fat PER chicken strip...PUKE!!

This was the worst from a meal standpoint (144 grams of fat, wow, that's like 13 of those DQ chicken strips):

Carl’s Jr. Double Six Dollar Burger
with Medium Natural Cut Fries and 32 oz Coke
2,618 calories
144 g fat (51.5 g saturated fat)
2,892 mg sodium

Of all the gut-growing, heart-stopping, life-threatening burgers in the fast food world, there is none whose damage to your general well-being is as catastrophic as this. Consider these heart-stopping comparisons: This meal has the caloric equivalent of 13 Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Donuts; the saturated fat equivalent of 52 strips of bacon; and the salt equivalent of seven and a half large orders of McDonald’s French fries!
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PUKE is a good word for it.

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I wanted to die young and very, very rich. I acheived neither.

Taken in moderation, a good slab of pork ribs (no I don't eat the fat) washed down with a few Negro Modelo's cannot be beat. A couple of ears of good corn slathered in butter and salt is a good complement. Good God I'm primal.

Yeah, it will take a few years off my life, but those years are at the end of your life and tend to be crappy anyway.
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