Sunday, April 15, 2012

Fast Food Day

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By Diane Forrest

Almost every day someone is telling us how to eat.  You see it in the news, on television shows, even from the White House.  You hear it from your parents, friends, teachers and doctors.  Some of the information even sinks in, but there are times you just want some McDonald's French fries, or some Kentucky Fried Chicken, or make a run for the border for some Taco Bell.

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It is hard to resist the temptation of fast foods.  It's quick, easy, and inexpensive.  Many children are started on it at a young age.  I am guilty of getting happy meals for my son when he was young; I think one of the first words he said was Donald land.  He loved to go play on the playground at McD's, and even had one of his birthday parties there.  Over the years we shared many special times at a fast food restaurant.  Some days I would pick him up from school and take him out for a quick lunch, some days after school we would stop by for an ice cream cone.  We would go out with the team after a game for burgers, or have meaningful conversations over a banana split.

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Fast foods are not the root of all evil, just like everything else, must be taken in moderation.  So today is your day to have guilt free trip to your nearest or dearest fast food restaurant.  Today is Fast Food Day, so enjoy it while you can, you can get back on your diet tomorrow.

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