I’m officially giving up beef-pattie based hamburgers from all fast food shops and restaurants.

Many reasons, but I feel for the sake of my health, as well as my sanity, the choice must, and has been made.

The main reason is because I finally read Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser. I must tell you that if you haven’t read this book, you should. It could change your life – like mine. I won’t bother to to give away what’s in the book, since you should get it for yourself. Besides, there’s too much in there to put up here without basically retelling the whole thing.

Now I’ve made this decision, what’s the rest of the world doing? Well, the the U.S.A. is the home of fast food, as well as the focus or Schlosser’s book, you’d think that it may have made some impact over there; Americans would be eating less fast food and more healthy varieties of nourishment, right?

WRONG.

May I present the BK Quad Stacker. It’s from Burger King (Hungry Jacks in Australia) and is a monster 1000 calorie leviathan of a burger. Four patties, four slices of cheese, eight slices of bacon, creamy sauce (made from goodness knows what) and NO vegetables at all.

Of course, being America, there are bigger and errmmmm… “better” versions available.

As for me, if I do end up eating fast food, I’ll be sticking to chicken burgers… perhaps. Or the rice burgers at Mosburger.

the picture of the quadburger is from mcchicken at flickr

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