Mcdonalds, How much do you eat?

United States
August 8, 2009 9:39am CST
Mcdonalds is a very popular fast food restraunt for everyone. It is greasy and has lots of calories on most of their items. Do you ever wounder how much you actually eat there? Well I have a round about answer through statistics. Studies show the average American eats at Mcdonalds on an average in a single lifetime about 1,800 times. That is per person and 1 life time. If that keeps up Mcdonalds will never go out of business. That is crazy to think that we can eat that much Mcdonalds. No wounder we have alot of over weight people in world. I am not just talking about Mcdonalds but if we combinded that will all the othe fast food we eat that's alot of big calories! Also alot of fat that comes from those calories! I try to stay away from fast food as much as I can. I want to try to be healthier. I admit sometimes it is really hard though.
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• Philippines
8 Aug 09
I stay away from fast foods most of the time.sometimes,it doesn't hurt to eat fast food,but not too much.but whenever I eat at McDonald's,I order fries or hot fudge sundae.sorry to the McDonald's fans,but I don't find their burger yummy.if I want a burger,I'll go eat at Burger King.
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@yelrihs (301)
• Australia
8 Aug 09
less than twice a month. i dont really like mcdonalds, lucky.. :)
@dlr297 (5418)
• United States
8 Aug 09
I do not like McDonald's and i never eat their, or at any other fast food place, because the food is not good for your health
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@pupupd (1521)
• India
8 Aug 09
Yes, a lot of people have fast food in Mac Donalds here in INDIA as well. I used to be one of them, but now since I have joined gym and gained too much weight and also I am on a strict diet I have stopped eating there, and now I realize how hard it is lose those extra pounds I have gained. Earlier I used to eat about 2-3 times in a week. Now, I have decided I will eat there very less, I know I can't stop going there forever, but will visit there once in 2-3 months I am really happy that I have lost that weight which I had gained completely due to high calorie items of Mac D.
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@thokius (426)
• Austria
9 Aug 09
Hello tuckersheri, I enjoy eating at McDonald's but I have to work out a lot after that to use up all the fat in the food. That's why I go there rarely. Cheers! Thok
@thokius (426)
• Austria
10 Aug 09
Why yes it is. I work out every day. And I feel great. Cheers!
• Malaysia
9 Aug 09
Who can reject Mcdonalds. I love McD so much! I'll usually head over for lunch or supper there since it is in 24 hour service in my area and my friends and are usually up to hanging around there since we get to refill our drinks and we can talk the whole night. However, what matters most is their convinience service and also the environment is so nice and the people there are also friendly and the most important thing is the quater pounder!!
• Malaysia
19 Aug 09
recently cut down a lot on mcdonalds since my body weight is increasing dramatically and it shows that I am overweight...
• Hong Kong
9 Aug 09
I eat at McDonalds every once in a while. That usually means once a month or even once every two months. I don't pay attention to how fattening it is because I never eat there much. But it is important to stay away from McDonalds. One large size french fries over there is more than 2.5 sodas worth of calories. I didn't feel like eating McDonalds that much after Supersize Me.
@grundmang (112)
• Israel
9 Aug 09
i rather stay away from this junk...
@surfette (674)
• United States
9 Aug 09
I cook at home about 99% of the time. I probably could count on one hand the times I eat fast food. I do like the Burger King burgers better, but it's just like everything, it's a matter of personal preference. I think the stress of life, poor economy and weird working hours that people have contribute to the amount of fast food they eat. I can remember as a child, the whole neighborhood was filled with stay at home moms and all the food was made by mom except for an occasional meal out at a restaurant for a special treat. People's lives were on a schedule. Now, moms and dads are often both working more than one job and try to get everything done in between. Fast food becomes a way of life. For years as a single working mom, I found that the crock pot was the most wonderful invention. You can cook healthy meals, save money and the smell of home cooked food when you open the door is just wonderful.
• Philippines
9 Aug 09
McDonalds and other fast food chains are a great help to us when we were outside...But then you have to limit yourself eating their food especially softdrinks...I love Mcdonalds Mcsaver because its really cheap..but what i did was i only order the chicken fillet without drinks..i ask for water..at least less toxin for softdrinks..
@jaizhi (260)
• Philippines
9 Aug 09
I love mcdonalds.. I am 24yrs old but I call myself mcdonalds baby. Anywhere I go as long as there is mcdonalds and I have enough money to buy cheese burger deluxe, or a fries, or even just sundaes and mcflurry. I am just addicted to it. I usually eat at mcdonalds anytime I can... I am not a fan of the breakfast stuff or quarter pounder... A regular cheese burger, Chicken meal, or fries is enough for me. I have heard about the supersize me documentary about mcdonalds but I still love eating there... DOnt worry I am not fat... I am weighing 84lbs.. I am slim and if mcdonalds can make me fat I thank mcdonalds for that. BUt here in my country Philippines. This are just different. No one gets fat for eating mcdonald... Or maybe I just havent seen one...
• United States
9 Aug 09
i love eating mcdonalds alot. i dont really care about the calories and other things. i used to eat mcdonalds everyday when i lived in chinatown. now the mcdonalds near my home is like 8 blocks away i dont walk that far just to go get food.
• Malaysia
9 Aug 09
when think of fast food, definitely Mc Donalds will come to my mind first. i like fast food a lots, but i do know it is not so good for our health. So i control my consumptions, like once in a month of two months. i agree that fast food caused obesity and other healths related problems.
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
9 Aug 09
I am not a big fast food eater, but once in a while, when neither my husband nor I feel like cooking, we will go to McDonald's or a similar fast food place. When we go, I rarely eat even half of the food that comes in my meal, and often times, I try to order something more healthy rather than a meal full of greasy foods. That is not an easy thing to do though when they offer very little else. I think that eating fast food on moderation is okay, just not too often.
• Romania
8 Aug 09
I admit that when i was younger and loved to go there but went like once a year cause I lived in a smaller city and there wasn't any fast food places. Now I'm n a bigger city and I think i was once and I still enjoy it but I prefer to prepare my own meals cause it's also fun to do so but also it won't affect your buget and your health but it's ok to eat occasionally there, a small plus of callories is needed to maintain our energy levels. i always take the healthy menius the Mcbeef isn't my taste at all. Also it's not that bad to eat sometimes what we like, temptations can overcome us. A little snack if it's not getting a habit or so.
• United States
8 Aug 09
I dont eat alot of McDonalds. Of course i did when i was younger.. because my mother couldnt cook the greatest. haha.. but now days.. I dont eat it much.. i love cooking food at home.. tho my parents and siblings have some different tastes.. so it gets to be hard sometimes. I could do without it.. but i do love it every so often. :)
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
8 Aug 09
I'm actually not a fan of McDonald's, but both of my children are. I think they really just like it for the Happy Meals, but I could be wrong. Yes, there was a time in my life when I would go there once a week for lunch or supper, but now it is more like once a month and it is typically because my kids have earned a reward for good behavior or something of that sort. We also go occasionally because they have a pretty good play area for those rainy days. When we eat there now, I typically just get a sandwich and a soda. I have cut out the french fries because they are nothing but totally wasted calories and I really don't like them now that they've changed the oil.
@metschica25 (5407)
• United States
8 Aug 09
Hey Hey! I dont eat there all that much. Maybe 2- 3 times a year I will get takeout for everyone. Sometimes, I do crave their burgers and fries . For the most part if I have to eat there I will get a snack wrap . I kinda got hooked on those haha. I suppose everything (food) is ok in small doses. I could never eat there all the time . I have friends that get that each week and burger king .
8 Aug 09
I eat in there maybe once a month. Sure eating it everyday or a few times a week is bad but for you but i believe that a little of what you fancy does you good. Eating stuff like that now and then wont do you any harm, its all about moderation.
• Indonesia
8 Aug 09
I prefer KFC than McDonalds, but I must admit that McD burger is better. I rarely eat in fast food restaurant, but sometimes it's the easiest and fastest, especially when I went to the theme park or country and I didn't know any of the food, then McD is the safest to eat,, I only order friench fries and burger. You're right, fast food not good for our health but it's simple and fast.