Great Sleep

I just had some GREAT sleep. Really deep, really awesome.

Nutrition yesterday, I think I did okay.

So, I already told you about my egg sandwich and walk. Before work I had a spicy black been burger with spinach, tomato, cucumber, and mustard on top. It was very yummy.

I only had one juice yesterday. It had half a small purple cabbage, 3 carrots, an orange, and spinach in it. It was a lovely brown color which looked disgusting but tasted fine. Gave me a big boost of energy.

I then had some granola at around 5:00 AM. It was a very small amount.  I get off work at 7 AM, so, I still worked most of it off.

I also stepped on the scale, just because everyone before I started juicing said “when you start eating again, it’ll all just come back because it is just water weight.” I lost 2 pounds again! That brings me up to 18 pounds down. If I had 18 pounds water weight, I was basically a water balloon so I think that whole water weight thing is bologna.

I ate a banana so far today. They are browning so I want to eat them before all I have is banana mush. Yay potassium!

I have also been walking to work to get just a little bit more exercise in my life. It only adds about a mile a day all together, but better than not adding a mile.

Last night work was quiet. It felt more like a Monday night at work than a Saturday night. I had to keep reminding myself what day it was.

Happy Bunny Worship Day to you! Please, only give chocolate bunnies to each other unless you really know how to take care of bunnies.

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Walking in the Rain

Yesterday’s nutrition was another good day!

I woke up around 4 PM. I had a banana for Breakfast then juiced the rest of the day.

Juice one: 1 sweet potato, 1 orange, and 3 whole carrots. I’ve had this juice before. I always like it.

Juice two: Spinach, 2 oranges, and half a yellow squash. Pretty good juice. Refreshing, energizing.

Juice three: 4 Romaine leaves, half a yellow squash, parsley, and an apple. Another refreshing, green, energizing juice. Yum.

Work last night was difficult. If I had had access to food, I would have chowed down. Thank goodness I didn’t. There was a little kids wrestling competition in town, and most of the people were from really, eh, “country” towns. The parents decided to sit in our lobby and have themselves a party.  The lobby was torn up from the floor up. I mean, beer spilled everywhere, at least 30 beer bottles laying around, bottle caps all over the floor, popcorn everywhere, I swear some people are animals. You know how a bar looks at the end of the night when everyone leaves, that was our lobby times 3. Took me three hours to clean up.

Get this though, and I may be making a bigger deal out of this because I was agitated, but I got a complaint on the lobby! A room called down and said “Can you do something about all those drunks in the lobby? I don’t feel comfortable walking my family down there.” It was midnight, on a Friday, in downtown, and everyone in the lobby were paying guests. I’m sorry, but person on the phone, you should be walking your family around at midnight and they have every right to be in lobby as you do, sorry they are a little loud, but at least they aren’t being loud next to your room.

Also, I had to yell at a parent. I’m cleaning the lobby, and all of a sudden I see this little, little kid standing next to the door to the bar. I go over there and am like, “Hi, what are you up to?” “Waiting for my mom to come out of the bar.” In my head I am thinking, “What the hell?” So I sit him in a chair where I am cleaning and say “Now stay where I can see you.” When a parent finally arrives for him I go “Listen, you can NOT leave a small child, alone, in a hotel lobby. It is super dangerous. Now I know you’re not from here, but Shawn Hornbeck was from Franklin County Missouri and I know you know about him. It only takes 5 seconds for a child to disappear.” All they had to say, “Yes Mamn.” I felt silly lecturing a 40 or such year old about child care when I don’t have any children and I’m only 25, but that is just irresponsible. Both you and your wife are drunk, it’s 1 AM, and you have your kid alone in a lobby. COME ON! Stop making it easy for pedophiles! Sigh.

I will once again say,  Hotels are NOT safe. Here are some guidelines to follow when inside one

 1.  You do NOT need a background check to stay in one. The employee’s do NOT know all the people staying in the building and we are NOT watching your kids for you.

2. We also do NOT have camera’s everywhere so, chances are, once your child is abducted, they are gone.

3. Please do NOT deadbolt your doors open (seems common sense but people do it all the time). I know, you’re just going to get ice, or you’re buddy will be right back, but someone may push that door open, beat you, rob you, rape you. The second has happened in my hotel, the third in two hotels I know of, the first in another hotel.

4. Do NOT leave your personal items unattended in the lobby, they will get stolen.

5. Do NOT leave your child unattended.

6. When in your room deadbolt AND chain lock your door.

7. If the fire alarms go off, do NOT expect a phone call with your directions. The fire alarm is your directions, telling you to leave the building.

8. Do NOT call down explaining that there is weed being smoked somewhere on your floor. If we could tell exactly what room it is coming from we would kick them out, but since we can’t, we can’t knock on every door trying to find it.

9. Do NOT let people in the front door you don’t know. That is like letting a stranger into your house to rob you.

10. Please be patient, your request is important, but so is the 30 other ones we have.

11. Tip for goodness sake, just do it asshole.

12. If there is a parking garage, park in it. If you park on the surface lot or street, your car may get broken into. If your car does get broken into, either in the garage or street, the hotel is not liable. Remove all electronics, luggage, or money from your car or people will break your window out.

13. Do not throw parties in hotels. This will just lead to you getting kicked out and no refund for you.

14. Hotels are private property which means they can refuse to rent to people, they can kick you out for whatever reason they deem fit, so if you come in smelling like weed from hot boxing and wonder why the hotel is saying “we’re sold out” even though there are no cars in the parking lot…well, you know the actual reason right?

15. Don’t ask for manager specials and when we say no try to negotiate a rate. That just pisses us off and makes us more steadfast on our decision to not adjust the rate. Also, we don’t price match. If you want that price, go to that other hotel.

16. If you don’t see a room service menu in the room, we don’t have room service! Simple as that. Or, even better, if you’re paying under 200 dollars a night, assume the place does not have room service.

17. Key cards. Keep them away from magnets or cells phones. It turns them off.

18. Key cards. You HAVE to have your I.D. to get a key card and it HAS to be the name on the room. Another hotel in our chain gave a key card to a “husband”. Little did they know, it was an Ex-husband, they were going through a divorce, and he went up and beat the shit out of her. If you want someone else to be able to get a key, put their name on the room.

19. Put clothes on when you get ice. Guest always seem to be in underwear to get ice and leave their key card in their room. Throw some pants on, even if just in case you see someone in the hallway. Still don’t get this one.

20. Wear your shoes in the lobby. People spill things, break glasses, and it’s just more hygenic if you’re wearing shoes. Socks don’t count, SHOES!

21. Never start the bath tub and lay back down for “5 more minutes” of sleep. You overflow the thing and flood two floors, that then I have to extract. That is a lot of work you just made for me.

22. Long distance calls to other countries are expensive. I’m talking to any foriegners out there right now.

23. I can not fix the wi-fi connection. You will have to call Charter and they will just put you on hold. So. Just don’t use the internet.

24. If you do use our free public computer. If you see someone waiting, finish what you are doing and move on. These computers are suppose to be for printing out boarding passes and maybe checking e-mail…not surfing facebook for 3 hours.

Those are my rules for staying in hotels. Really, the perfect traveler will be able to check in, go to their room, and be self sufficient the rest of the trip. They roll with the punches. Now, if you check in, go to the room, see the room is trashed, by all means, come down, get moved and get a comp. Or, if something is broken in your room, tell us so we can fix it. We want to make your stay pleasant, but please, return the favor, and not make our jobs hell on earth.

A couple good pieces of news my manager told me today. One, our hotel is going smoke free which this will cut down on party rooms and I won’t get a headache on that floor when I deliver receipts. Two, the smelly man from Holland is getting kicked out! Monday is his last night. My manager finally had to deal with him, which leads him to being asked to leave. 🙂 Very exciting, because that man was ANNOYING.

So, that was work, and some rules for the hotel.

After I got off work, I slept, woke up, ate an egg, spinach, and mustard sandwich, then went for about a 2 mile walk with my buddy Jessie, IN THE RAIN. She wants to do a juice fast, 10 days she says. She has never done one. I told her to start eating raw or juicing once or twice a day to get ready for it. She is already a size 8 and super healthy, so I am surprised she wants to fast. She will be in Hawaii for a month with the navy, so, she wants to be bikini ready she says. I think her body is top notch, but hey, I’m all for her cleansing and giving her body a huge shock of nutrients.

Happy juicing and have an awesome day!

4th weigh in

I’ve made a decision with juicing. I will just 1 or 2 meals a day and eat a clean meal, once or twice a day. It’s really expensive buying so much produce, so I want to cut that with veggie meals I make. Well, not all veggie’s, I bought a huge thing of oatmeal that has a million servings in it for 3 dollars! Also got a carton of eggs. I still bought a good amount of produce though, so I can keep up with juicing some meals.

So what I had yesterday.

Juice 1: Cabbage, carrot, and ginger. This juice was NOT good. Too much cabbage added!

Then I had an egg, mustard, and spinach sandwich. It was very good.

Juice 2: Spinach, half a cucumber, and a pear. Liked this juice a lot. Refreshing.

Juice 3: 4 romaine leaves, an apple, and half a cucumber. Again refreshing. Provided a nice boost of energy.

I weighed myself again last night, down 4 more pounds! Total is at 16 right now. 34 more to lose to get to 50. I am happy with that loss. If I could keep at about  4 pounds a week, I would be stoked.

I did not get far one cleaning, opting to grocery shop instead. Work last night was really, really, busy for the first hour and a half. Another kids conference! Last weekend it was church kids, the weekend before volleyball girls, this weekend wrestling kids. I wouldn’t mind, since all of them are in bed by midnight (usually) but they tear the lobby up and I’m responsible for cleaning it before our breakfast ladies go up. It’s been taking 2 or 3 hours, or in the case of the church kids 5, to clean the lobby! That’s a lot of lifting heavy trash bags, wiping down tables, and with these parents, a lot of beer bottles? Yeah, trash can, 2 feet away from them, left 10 empty beer bottles on the table like they were in a fucking restaurant. I wish we were like other hotels that just had couches in their lobby and NOT tables conducive to drinking and pretending you’re in a dimly lit restaurant (yes we turn off the lights even to signify this isn’t the place for you).

Had a couple guys check in late last night. One had really beautiful green eyes, big gorgeous, leaves just coming out in spring eyes. We talked about a bunch of stuff until I said those magic words “Well, my boyfriend..” and immediately, “Man, we have to get to bed. Nice talking to you!” 

I also had a neat conversation with a really old black man from Chicago who I want to be my grandfather. He was in town for a funeral, his second in a week. He started crying when describing the deceased. We talked about food, cities we’ve been too, dunkin donuts. Super nice guy.

Equal Rights

I just wanted to put a blog out there that says I believe in marriage equality. I’m heterosexual but the reason I care is because I think any injustice towards a group of human beings is wrong.  I’m basically not a bigot. I don’t planned on getting married, maybe that will change someday, but as of right now, I see it as something people don’t really care about. Divorce rates and all. The other big reason is I believe it is in people’s nature to change. I may marry someone, and in 10 years they’re a different person. If you can grow and evolve with that person, great, but I don’t want to risk it. Could I see myself having a partner for 20 odd years, yeah. Anyway, I don’t believe in it, but I would NEVER tell someone they couldn’t do it.

Now for the arguments against gay marriage.

“It will destroy the moral fabric of America!”

Have you looked around? Do you see the people wearing the American Flag as a bikini? That’s literally destroying American fabric (most likely made in china). Plus the gay culture has been going strong since the hay-day of Will and Grace! That was a long time ago. I think the moral fabric is just as strong as it used to be.

“They will force my church to perform gay marriages.”

My little cousin said this one to me. People believe this. You can’t do that. Keep your church out of my government, and my government out of my church. The Catholic church, for example, won’t marry people that aren’t Catholic. You can’t force them to. Gays will get married in their own churches or any church that allows it. So calm down.

“It’s Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.”

Not really an argument, but I think it is a funny sign. The bible is a magical book that not everyone believes in. Since, we keep religion out of government, the bible is not a reference source. All arguments from it are null and void. As well as argument from the Torah, the Koran, and any other religious text.

“Think the of children!”

There is no study proving children raised by a gay couple verses a straight one are any different. There is actually a book out by a kid who was raised by two moms that is suppose to be really good. He actually just talks about how his childhood was just as normal as any other kid.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/my-two-moms-zach-wahls/1110789617

What are the other arguments? Once you take out the bible and religious arguments, there really aren’t many left. 

My main point is, stop hating people you don’t know. If you don’t like gay marriage, go marry someone of the opposite sex and, unfortunately, teach your own children to be bigots and when one is gay, I guess disown them. It’s your own choice, because that is the beauty of America, we can make our own choices. Even if they’re dumb.

Cleaning

I did break my fast a couple of nights ago, as you read. Yesterday I decided to eat raw since I wanted to add the plant fiber to my diet. I did eat a lot of veggies and fruit though. So between two salads and a couple oranges here are the veggies I ate raw.

3 romaine leaves, 2 cups spinach, 1 whole carrots, half a 3/4’s of a cucumber, and 2 oranges.

So, even though I didn’t juice, I feel like I still got a good amount of nutrients into my body, plus the fiber from them. I also drank about 2 liters of water.

I watched a couple of movies. Went to bed. I really didn’t do anything yesterday.  I watched Gosford Park and Monty Python’s: The Meaning Of Life. I guess I felt British yesterday. Gosford Park reminded me of Upstairs Downstairs or the more popular, Downtown Abbey. Just it had a murder and Clive Owen. I love you Clive Owen. You are just such a sexy, manly man. I also love him in Closer. His acting was on point in that film. Monty Python was just silly, but I would be disappointed if it wasn’t. If you’ve seen it, you’ll get this, my favorite part is when the two guy in the tiger suit were trying to explain why they were in a tiger suit. Thought that was hilarious.

I am probably going to clean some tonight. My apartment has reached a point of if someone came in to burgle me, they would think I had been hit already. Maybe it’s actually a home defense system? That’s how I would explain it if anyone saw.

I have to figure out how to give Suffolk 500 dollars, but rent is due. Man, everyone wants money from me, but I have none!

LOOK AT ALL THOSE COPS!

I broke down last night. I ordered a small pizza and a side salad. I also drank a couple alcoholic drinks with fresh juice.

I juiced two of my meals though.

Juice 1: 3 handfuls of spinach, 3 romaine leaves, 2 carrots, about 6 strawberries. This one was really good. I feel good about getting 2 leafy greens in there.

Juice 2: Cabbage, 3 carrots, and some mango. A pretty good juice. Did not mind drinking it.

Then I went for a 3 mile walk to the arch and back. It wasn’t as cold as it had been, I ddin’t even need my coat. Only in St. Louis can you have a blizzard on Sunday and not be wearing coats by Tuesday. It was a nice walk. I discovered a restaurant I really want to try, a restaurant that promotes healthy food called “Pita Pit”. My boy went there with a business associate and he said it was fantastic.

For dinner I had the black olive and mushroom pizza and the salad. So I still got the lettuce, cabbage, and carrot from the salad. My first cocktail was orange and mango with some greygoose. The second was orange and apple and greygoose.

I will warn fellow juicers, after 5 days of fasting, your first cocktail will make you heavily buzzed the second, downright drunk. Even with food on the side, I was feeling loopy and I used to be about to drink almost a whole bottle of vodka and still not black out. That was a strange experience.

I put my info into a basic BMI calculator, and it said I need to lose 54 lbs on top of what I’ve lost. Which seems pretty high to me, even when I told my boy and friends, they all said, that seems high. I may need to go to a doctor to calculate that.

I honestly don’t feel bloated or anything this morning. I thought, when ordering, Oh my goodness, I am going to ruin everything, I am going to wake up tomorrow and my 12 pounds will instantly be back! Does not really feel like that at all. One major thing I have noticed though, during my juice fast I was only spotting with my monthly friend, now it’s like when the elevator doors during the shining open. I do think the food and flow are related. So, that may be my biggest punishment for eating food.

I was woken up by sirens outside my window this morning, which in STL is not unusual. What was strange was there were about 5 cop cars out there, and I kept looking for the group they were arresting but only one guy was cuffed. Yep. One guy, 17 cops. Either this guy did something really bad, or this is just over kill. This is not the first time I have seen something like this happen either. One time driving from work it was 2 guys, 15 cops. Most of them, both times, were just standing around chatting with eachother. I do not understand it. Mayber there just isn’t much crime mid-morning on a week day. I know when I have to call them to help with an eviction at the hotel it takes 20-30 minutes to get a cop over there. That is usually in the middle of the night on a Friday or Saturday though, so I guess I understand they are busy too.

Day 4 down.

I have now passed Day 4, but with terrible nutrition. Not because I cheated on my juice fast, because of the lack of anything I had.

I had one juice and 3 bottles of water. Then I went to bed for about 14 hours.

The one and only Juice: 6 romaine leaves, 2 cups of mango chunks and strawberry slices, and 2 whole carrots. This juice was amazing though. One of the best tasting juices I’ve had so far.

Then I went to sleep. I am starting my period, and my main menstral symptom is feeling exhausted. I don’t know if any other ladies feel this, but I do. I can just sleep epic amounts.

I have to say though, I have no hunger pains anymore. I kind of want to eat, but only because I’m bored. When I do imagine eating, I imagine a nice salad though or a veggie stir fry. I have already decided to break my fast, I will be eating a small sushi lunch. Then right back to juicing. I’m am so super poor though, I may just keep juicing until LA on April 9th. I haven’t decided yet.

Now I am on Day 5. I have already made my first juice which is 4 carrots, cabbage, and a handful of strawberries. It is pretty good. I don’t hate drinking it. Not as good as my juice yesterday though.

I do feel a lot skinnier. I am excited for my weigh in on Thursday. I think the results will be good.

Third Weigh In

I haven’t weighed myself in a while, and I was scared of this weigh in because of my eat-fest in Florida. I am pleased to say I am down another 4 pounds, even after a trip of naughty eating. 🙂 I am down all together 12 now, still have 38 to go. 🙂

Yesterday was Day 3 of 7. These were my juices.

Juice 1: Cabbage, 1 yellow squash, an apple and a handful of blueberries. Pretty good, felt energized afterwards.

Juice 2: 1/2 cucumber and a pear. Very yummy.

Juice 3: About 2 cups spinach, an apple, and 1/2 cucumber. Spinach is so much milder than bitter kale. I still love you kale.

Juice 4: Carrots, ginger, orange, and a tomato. Really good, but I like anything with a ton of carrot juice.

Also, I did have 2 bites of something. I didn’t want to, but my coworker came in this morning and offered for me to try it so hardcore that it would have felt awkward to say no. It was an onion poppy bagel with celery cream cheese. It was his last two bites of it, but I ate it so slowly know it would be my only chewing until Friday. He probably thinks “whoa, this girl eats like a bird..”

Seriously though, I have been offered so much free food in the past three days. It’s just gotten silly now. First day of fast: Free pizza. Second day of fast: Free pizza and a diet Pepsi. Third day of the fast: Free pizza and hot wings followed by yet more pizza and finally the two bites of bagel this morning. I have literally never been offered this much free food in my life. I have turned it all away except for the, and I stress, very small piece of bagel. Funny thing is, after eating even a little thing like that, I was crazy full.

Last night was a slow night at work but I have to tell you about this man from Holland. He is so weird! I won’t get too in depth about him right now, but from what we can figure out he only bathes maybe once a month. You can now officially smell him from 15 feet away (no exaggeration) and it is soooo bad! People are now trying to keep their conversations very short with him because he smells like a homeless person. He has been in the hotel since February, and he just rambles on and on, and says such crazy things. An example, he was talking to my coworker who we’ll call Jill. He tells Jill he wants to abduct her, take her to an island, through her out of the plane with a parachute so it will get caught in a tree (now you need to know Jill is black) so she can hang from a tree like she belongs! WHAT!!!!! I have to assume because he is foreign he doesn’t know how racist what he said was, but wow! Jill was dumbfounded!

Another day he was found using the women’s restroom, not because he was confused on the signage, because he wanted to use the handicap stall and in Holland toilets are unisex. Well, they aren’t in America, and you know you should be using the mens because we see you go in there all the time.

I have so many of these stories involving him, because he does the kookiest things. He told us he had been kicked out of hotels in Detroit and Chicago “for being dutch”, but honestly I think those hotels just care about their front desk people more than mine does. If someone is creepy, or time-wasting, or crazy, or makes you uncomfortable the hotel I work at will let them stay! It feels like our motto is “The crazier the better. Come, here you have refuge.” We have two permanent residents, one is a “prophet from god” and the other has severe mental problems dealing with anxiety, depression, and apparently anger  (they’re room mates). The prophet and I get along fine, I don’t speak to the other. We’ve had other crazies stay for months at a time. I don’t know, sometimes I feel like I work in a mental institution and not a hotel.

Litterbug….

Day 2 of the fast is coming to a close soon. I drank a lot of juice today to fight hunger cravings.

Juice one: An inch slice of a head of cabbage, yellow squash and two apples. I was surprised by how much juice my cabbage made. This juice wasn’t the best I’ve ever had but I did get some energy from it.

Then I went on a 50 minute walk in Forest Park (STL) since it was such a sunny, nice 53 degree day.  I got to fly a kite along the way. This old hippie had one super high up, higher than any kite I’ve ever seen go, and he let me fly it for a little bit. 🙂 After the walk I was craving food though. Boo.

Juice Two: A snack juice. Just half a cucumber and a small orange. Light and refreshing.

Juice Three: Collard greens, 1 apple, and a whole cucumber. Too many collard greens. Still energizing though. Nice before work.

Juice Four: A tomato, a pear, and 1/2 cucumber.

Juice five: Juice I am drinking right now. 7 whole carrots, small orange, and an inch of ginger. Really like this juice.

Work was tough, lots of kids and drunks, both making messes and causing noise complaints. Apparently, before I got to work, a housekeeper left a door propped open (whoops) and some kids went in and trashed the newly cleaned room. Kids these days seem to be assholes. I didn’t get a moment of quiet time.

A guy who wasn’t a guest got his car window smashed in. You haven’t really been to STL unless you’re car has been broken into. He kept flashing his inspector badge, it got to the point of “if you show me your badge one more time, I am going to shove it down your throat.” I get it drunky, you’re with the police. I’m sorry but you parked your car on a lot you didn’t belong on without looking for security camera’s. Stop wasting my time.

There was another fast food bag in the parking lot today. White Castle. Someone in my apartment building is a litterbug and fat. I want to do what I did yesterday, which is use calorie lab on White Castle’s. Love this website http://www.calorielab.com

The basic “white castle” is 140 calories. I know when I used to eat them though, I would order 5 cheeseburgers. Lets see how much that was. 160 X 5 = 800. I was eating 800 calories, and knowing me, sometimes got cheese fries with them which is 340. All together I would eat for lunch 1140, and that was just one meal. No wonder I never lost any weight. If we compare this to Hardee’s from yester, where you would just want to eat a slammer nothing else and you should be fine, I would say 3 “white castles” should also be fine, no side, no drink. They are still high in saturated fat and to be avoided and if you do eat them, you better eat veggies or drink juice the rest of the day!

I am super sleepy so I am off to bed. I was planning on doing outdoor activities within the next few days, but it is suppose to snow 8-12 inches tonight, so I will probably be inside a lot. Whomp whomp

Eat Like You Mean It

Day one down. Hurray….. let’s review the juices.

Juice one: 4 Collard green leaves, 1/2 cucumber, and 2 tomato’s. Only an okay juice. I wish I would have added a different piece of fruit and just one tomato.

Juice two: Parsley water and 1/2 honeydew. For the parsley water I boiled some parsley and water for about 12 minutes, then strained the water, to which I added honeydew. Both are diuretics and honeydew juice is supposed to be good for the complexion.

PARSLEY!

PARSLEY!

 

Boiled parsley!

Boiled parsley!

 

Parsley water, needing to be chilled. Looks like pee....

Parsley water, needing to be chilled. Looks like pee….

 

 

Juice three: 4 whole carrots, 1 small orange, and 1 sweet potato. I really enjoyed this juice and it filled me up. I highly recommend it.

My very orange drink

My very orange drink

Day one brought the usual challenges any juice fast’s day one has. Hunger, dull headache,  and I’m tired right now. That could also be because my night at work was rough (the hotel was full of chuch kids, and kids are….messy.) Of course signs to eat were everywhere. One kid gave me and security a pepperoni and mushroom pizza, which I gave all to my security guard. This guard, we’ll call him, Juan, tries to get me off my juice fast, while the other security guard, Cameron, encourages and is himself a juicer. Juan kept trying to tempt me to the pizza and then he didn’t even eat it all and made me throw it away. Oh well. It actually didn’t look very good, surprisingly.

As I am walking through the parking lot to my apartment I see a Hardee’s bag with the slogan “Eat Like You Mean It.” This didn’t make me want to eat, it made me think, who is eating and going “I don’t mean this.”  It’s a silly slogan. Maybe it’s not a slogan, maybe it is a warning like, “The food in this bag is very bad for you and has really no nutrients. Go, eat like you mean it, eat some veggies.” They just couldn’t fit that on the bag so they shortened it to “Eat Like You Mean It” assuming everyone would catch their drift.

Lets look at Hardee’s “Eat Like You Mean It’s”. The lowest item in calories on their lunch menu is a slammer (small hamburger) at 240 calories. Which is not that bad, no cheese. Calories from fat is 110 though, which is amazing. The positive’s of a slammer is it is high in protein, low in sugars. It is high in saturated fat, which we all know, is a killer.

“Diets high in saturated fat have been linked to chronic disease, specifically,  coronary heart disease. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010   recommend consuming less than 10% of daily calories as saturated fat.” nutrition for everyone

So, lets say you have a 2,000 calorie a day diet. You just used 110 calories on saturated fat! Boo! This is a meal with no drink and no sides.

Now, for the heavy hitter on the menu, for those of you not watching your figures with slammers. The 2/3 lb MONSTER thickburger. This bad boy comes in at 1,410 calories, no drink, no side. Again, low in sugars but high, high, high in saturated fat! 45 grams of saturated fat when you should only intake 20 grams! You double then add 5 grams for good measure. In reality though, who is going to get a thickburger without fries. You get a large fry. And then you’ll need a beverage, regular soda maybe? The fries add in 610 calories and 6 grams saturated fat. A small regular coke is going to add in some 260 calories. So, in one meal you have taken in 2280 calories and 51 grams saturated fat.

If you eat like you mean it, it seems you may die. One thing I would like to show with this post though, is that even though fast food is SO bad, look at the slammer. Now, it’s certainly not good for you, but if you are in a pinch you could get one with water, instead of the monster scary burger. It’s all about portions. Eat like you mean, Eat like you want to live.

Sorry Hardee’s. It just happened to be your bag I saw outside. If it would have been a Taco Bell bag or McDonald’s I’m sure I would have picked on them.

I got my calories and saturated fat info from calorie lab. Great site to figure out calories.