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Health I tried eating fast food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for a week — and felt sick after day one

08:23  05 december  2017
08:23  05 december  2017 Source:   msn.com

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I tried to eat fast food for every meal for a week and failed miserably. I felt sick after the first day . Eating nothing but fast food made me feel sluggish, bloated, and even gave me heartburn.

I tried to eat fast food for every meal for a week and failed miserably. I felt sick after the first day . Home Living in Germany Food and Drink Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner . Traditionally, Germans eat their main meal during the day , between 12 and 2 p.m. However, today, the midday meal is often

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Who doesn't love fast food? Sure, it may not be the healthiest for you, but it's quick, cheap, and often delicious.

After trying various diets in the name of journalism, like Khloe Kardashian's and Kim Kardashian's, and even going vegan for a week, I was ready to indulge. I set out with the goal of eating nothing but fast food for every meal during the course of a week just to prove to myself that I could. 

You've probably heard of the health documentary Super Size Me, where Morgan Spurlock eats nothing but McDonald's for a month. Spoiler alert: It doesn't end well. But what about eating fast food for just one week? It can't be that bad for you, right? Some people even swear by junk food diets, claiming they even helped them lose weight.

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After day one , I realised that eating the right amount of nutrients would be nearly impossible unless I wanted to Day 3 Total (only including breakfast and lunch ): Calories: 250. Most fast - food chains lack a hearty vegan option on the menu. Sure, I could fill up on fries all day, but it proved impossible

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Excited to see what the week would entail, I started at Wendy's and ordered one of their honey butter chicken biscuits for breakfast.

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Excited to see what the week would entail, I started at Wendy's and ordered one of their honey butter chicken biscuits for breakfast.

I am a huge fan of biscuits, so this one hit the spot. The biscuit had just the right amount of flakiness and the chicken had a hint of sweetness that took it over the top. Coming in at $3.04, it was very economical and I was full until lunch. So far, so good.

When lunch came around, I decided to eat at one of New York's most iconic fast food restaurants, Shake Shack. Although I believe Shake Shack is overrated, it is one of the closest fast food restaurants to my office, and still pretty tasty.

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I 'm eating healthy. As fast - food chains increasingly try to appeal to health-conscious Americans I felt puffy and just generally out of it as I tried to get my work done. At lunch , I finally discovered that Fast - food chains are going to have to prove they can become daily go-tos to compete with healthier

Lunch . Traditionally, Germans eat their main meal during the day , between 12 and 2 p.m. However, today, the midday meal is often eaten away from Plan your stay Travel in Germany General Facts Festivals and Holidays Culture and the Arts Food and Drink Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner German

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The first time I tried Shake Shack, I got a single burger and it left me wanting more. This time I learned from my mistake and ordered a double ShackBurger with a side of fries. It cost $11.34.

I was stuffed.

Between the fried chicken biscuit in the morning and the massive burger and fries at lunch, I started to feel sick. Before you call me dramatic, I typically eat a pretty healthy diet, so all the oil and salt was really doing a number on my stomach. I felt extremely bloated and sleepy — much like what one typically feels like after Thanksgiving dinner.

After work, I couldn't imagine eating another fast food meal. I went straight to my apartment to change and headed out for a jog. I was exhausted, but I thought maybe some exercise would help me feel better.

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Ideally, a teenager should be eating breakfast , lunch and dinner every day . If you know that dinner will be at the same time every day , you may be less likely to fill up on unhealthy snacks and junk food . For example, instead of fast - food french fries that are deep-fried in oil, serve oven-baked fries.

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That jog was one of the toughest of my life. I had major heartburn and had to turn around several miles before I normally do. I am in pretty good shape, so I was convinced the fast food was the culprit of my heartburn. 

Despite exercising, I was bloated. I decided to skip my fast food dinner and make a plate of sauteed kale and an egg before bed. I was craving something green and natural and decided to listen to my body.

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Despite cheating, I woke up the next morning determined to go back to my fast food diet and headed straight to McDonald's. The kale the night before eased my conscious a little, but I still felt bloated and gross.

A fan of biscuits, I ordered McDonald's sausage biscuit along with a yogurt parfait. Yogurt is a healthier option, so I desperately hoped it would help settle my stomach a bit.

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What foods can we eat for breakfast , lunch , and dinner in a day ? Is it okay to skip breakfast and lunch but just eat dinner ? For lunch I had this delicious chicken lentil stew ( I make this on a weekly basis to make life easier): For dinner I had oven roasted rabbit legs with cauliflower puree, roasted

Peasants ate dinner around midday too, although it was a much more modest affair. As artificial lighting spread, dinner started to be eaten later and later in the day . By the early 19th Century dinner for most people had been pushed into the evenings, after work when they returned home for a full meal.

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I was wrong. The biscuit and parfait were delicious, but I had to fold. There was no way I was going to be able to eat fast food for the entire week, so I decided to put myself out of my misery already.

The verdict:

Eating nothing but fast food made me feel sluggish, bloated, and even gave me heartburn. This makes sense because eating such sodium packed meals is known to make your body retain water, which can make you feel puffy. Fast food is also high in sugar, which can explain why I felt so tired. Sugar is also one of the worst foods for heartburn.

Although the food was tasty, its effects on my body repulsed me. I don't know how the "Super Size Me" guy did it. 

After just three meals, I don't think I can look at another burger or biscuit for a long time.

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This Is What Fast Food Actually Does to Your Immune System .
***ImagePlaceholder*** http://www.besthealthmag.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Fast-food-burger-chicken-nuggets-pop.jpg photo credit: shutterstock Don’t get enough sleep? Booze too much? Stressing out? These everyday habits could be ruining your immune system, but the worst culprit may be your fast food habit. A recent study out of the University of Bonn suggests that a typical 'Western diet' (a lot of red meat, sugar, and saturated fat and not much fiber -- basically synonymous with fast food) can kick the immune system into overdrive, causing inflammation. The study, published in the journal, Cell, goes on to connect that inflammatory response to serious conditions like cardiovascular diseases (read: stroke or heart attack) and type 2 diabetes, which itself can lead to cardiovascular diseases, as reported by Science Daily. Researchers, led by Eicke Latz, MD, PhD, director of the Institute for Innate Immunity of the University of Bonn in Germany, placed mice on a Western diet and observed that after only one month, the mice had an inflammatory response akin to that triggered by a serious bacterial infection. 'Fast food thus causes the body to quickly recruit a huge and powerful army,' noted the University of Bonn's press release, as that process notably increases the immune cells in the mice's blood. Even worse? The immune response isn't reversible, the scientists discovered.

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