Henry Rollins v.s. McDonalds

A lesson in nutrition from an unlikely source – Mr. Henry Rollins


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A Moment on the Lips, 60 Minutes on the Treadmill

Before you chow down on your next Big Mac, be aware that it’s going to take a lot of exercise to keep that greasy goodness from ending up on your belly, butt and thighs.

Q:  How much exercise you ask?

A:  Each Big Mac contains 540 calories.

Minutes on the Treadmill

To keep that Big Mac from ending up as back fat, you will need to:

  • Walk for 90 minutes at a pace of 1 mile per 20 minutes, or
  • Do 124 minutes of laundry, or
  • Perform Yoga for 132 minutes, or
  • Play tennis for 74 minutes, or
  • Clean the house for 129 minutes, or
  • Jog for 60 minutes on the treadmill, or
  • Play golf for 90 minutes – no golf cart – you have to walk, or
  • Have sex for 114 minutes

And for those of you who are still interested in what they are putting inside their bodies, here are the ingredients that make up a Big Mac.

Big Mac® sandwich
Big Mac® Sauce Vegetable oil (soybean and/or canola), relish (diced pickles, glucose-fructose, vinegar, potassium sorbate, xanthan gum, natural flavour (vegetable source)), mustard (water, vinegar, mustard seed, salt, sugar, colour (caramel), spices), water, frozen yolk, vinegar, onion powder, salt, spices, xanthan gum, potassium sorbate, garlic powder, hydrolyzed plant protein (corn, soy, wheat gluten), colour (paprika), calcium disodium EDTA.
Processed Cheese Slice Cheese (milk, modified milk ingredients, bacterial culture, salt, calcium chloride, microbial enzyme, lipase), modified milk ingredients, water, sodium citrate and/or sodium phosphate, salt, potassium sorbate, citric acid, colour, soy lecithin.
Big Mac® Bun Enriched wheat flour, water, sugar and/or glucose-fructose, yeast, vegetable oil (soybean and/or canola), salt, calcium sulphate, AND MAY CONTAIN ANY OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING IN VARYING PROPORTIONS: diacetyl tartaric acid esters of mono and diglycerides, vegetable mono and diglycerides, calcium propionate, sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate, corn flour, calcium phosphate, soy flour, sunflower oil, wheat starch, ammonium phosphate, calcium peroxide, wheat gluten, ethanol, sorbitol, polysorbate 20, sodium propionate, enzymes, dextrin, corn starch, cellulose gum, ammonium sulfate, malt, calcium carbonate, sesame seeds
Pickle Slices Cucumbers, water, white vinegar, salt, calcium chloride, aluminum sulfate, spices, polysorbate 80, turmeric and sodium benzoate. May contain potassium sorbate.
Onions (dehyrdated) 100% onions.
Beef Patty 100% pure beef.
Lettuce Shredded Iceberg lettuce.
Grill Seasoning Salt, spice, sunflower oil.
Nutrition Facts
Per Sandwich (209 g)
Amount % Daily Value
Calories 540
Fat 29 g 45 %
Saturated 10 g 53 %
+ Trans 0.5 g
Cholesterol 70 mg
Sodium 1020 mg 43 %
Carbohydrate 44 g 15 %
Fibre 3 g 12 %
Sugars 9 g
Protein 24 g
Vitamin A 10 % Vitamin C 4 %
Calcium 25 % Iron 35 %

So, who’s ready for a Big Mac (heart) Attack?


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NYC Food Police: Keeping New Yawkers safe from the evil Big Mac

Newsweek reports that as of this past Monday, New York City’s health department began ticketing restaurants that haven’t complied with the new law requiring them to post calorie counts on their menus. By the end of Monday, five restaurants had been ticketed.

The perpetrators: Dunkin’ Donuts, McDonalds, Popeye’s, Sbarro and TGIFridays.

Lucky for them that the citations were little more than warnings. They carried no fines, because a federal judge had said the city could not impose fines until mid-July. When imposed, the fines will range from $200 to $2,000.

And what about those rebels that refuse to go along with this by-law? While the New York State Restaurant Association has taken the city of New York to court over this issue, the restaurateurs themselves seem to be falling into line.

And just to make sure they do, the form that the city gave to the offending restaurants carried the warning that the health department “expects that the conditions will be addressed promptly.” The form cautioned that “any recurrence of these conditions could result in further action being taken.”

Maybe they should call in McDonaldland’s former Chief of Police, Big Mac.