I'd like a double cheeseburger, super sized fries and a diet coke! How many of you do this? (private polling!)

Peggi Peggi
So, we've all heard the jokes about ordering at a fast food joint, getting double everything and adding a diet coke in the mix to make ourselves feel better about our order. Some people do this, sometimes myself included!

So when you order unhealthy food, do you tend to add something (a soda, a fruit or salad, etc) to make you feel a little healthier about your meal?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
I always order a healthy side or drink with my meal
12
I sometimes order a healthy side or drink with my meal
26
I never order a healthy side or drink with my meal
11
I never order anything incredibly unhealthy in the first place!
6
I don't eat that type of food often enough to feel I need to do this
35
No way! If you're going to eat something unhealthy, go all the way!
33
I have a totally different answer for you!
10
When the zombies come, your questions will be meaningless!
44
Total votes: 177 (112 voters)
Poll is closed
05/29/2012
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Rossie Rossie
I usually order a small size burger; share a large sized fries with my husband; either sip a little Coke from his cup or ask for a cup of water.
05/29/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
I always order a diet soda no matter if the meal is healthy or not, but that's just because I only like diet soda. It's not to make myself feel better about eating 5000 calories in one sitting or anything.
05/29/2012
AnnRob AnnRob
Sometimes I do this, but I am also diabetic, and even though I know that the rest of the food isn't good for me, I figure that if I try and keep as little sugar out of the meal as possible, it will be healthier for me.
05/29/2012
brevado brevado
Sides? Pass!
05/29/2012
darthkitt3n darthkitt3n
We only eat fast food maybe once or twice a month. I will sometimes get some fruit on the side or only a fruit salad, depending on what I want to eat. Usually I just get a smaller cheeseburger and fries. I always get a diet coke because I like the flavor more than regular coke.
05/29/2012
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
I don't eat out often enough to worry about it.
05/29/2012
Peggi Peggi
Quote:
Originally posted by Rossie
I usually order a small size burger; share a large sized fries with my husband; either sip a little Coke from his cup or ask for a cup of water.
Sharing is a great way to keep it small and still enjoy it! Often, my hubby will order a large onion rings and I'll share those with him
05/29/2012
Peggi Peggi
Quote:
Originally posted by darthkitt3n
We only eat fast food maybe once or twice a month. I will sometimes get some fruit on the side or only a fruit salad, depending on what I want to eat. Usually I just get a smaller cheeseburger and fries. I always get a diet coke because I like the ... More
A lot of sodas taste better in diet, in my opinion! To keep portions down I'll often order from the kid's menu, and then I'll sometimes get the diet soda with it if they have one I like
05/29/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
I rarely eat at fast food restaurants. I HATE diet pop. It's disgusting, IMO. Also, imitation sweeteners cause migraines, body aches, may interrupt the proper manufacture of insulin, causing you to make too much (even more than sugar does) and can cause extra hunger and desire for food, as your "sweet tooth" wasn't really satisfied and your body craves REAL sweet foods.

The body knows you have eaten a sweet food because your blood sugar goes up slightly, and you feel fuller. Most fake sweeteners do NOT immediately cause the satisfying blood sugar regulation, leaving your body STILL in demand for something really sweet. (Although these sweeteners may still cause the same rise in insulin in many people that sugar does.) The regular intake of imitation sweeteners is a vicious cycle, and you are actually better off with sugar or, even *gasp* corm syrup!

There is NOTHING "healthy" about diet pop. It's probably one of the most problematic foods, aside from dairy products that Americans seem to think are "good for them."

On the rare occasion I do go to a fast food restaurant, I usually order a small burger and a small fries from the dollar menu, and then either get an unsweetened iced tea or a bottle of water. I almost never drink pop of any kind.
05/29/2012
Peggi Peggi
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
I rarely eat at fast food restaurants. I HATE diet pop. It's disgusting, IMO. Also, imitation sweeteners cause migraines, body aches, may interrupt the proper manufacture of insulin, causing you to make too much (even more than sugar does) and ... More
I agree, and also heard that because of the issue with diet sodas not regulating your blood sugar properly, it's worse than regular soda for an actual diet, because it makes you feel more hungry. I have hypoglycemia so I only drink it for the flavor, but if I am in a pinch and don't have my glucose tablets with me, I have to drink regular soda!
05/29/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
When I go out to eat it's a free for all. Double or triple cheese burger, extra large fries and a super big Dr. Pepper.
05/29/2012
Peggi Peggi
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
When I go out to eat it's a free for all. Double or triple cheese burger, extra large fries and a super big Dr. Pepper.
You're doing it right
05/29/2012
digit88 digit88
Quote:
Originally posted by Peggi
So, we've all heard the jokes about ordering at a fast food joint, getting double everything and adding a diet coke in the mix to make ourselves feel better about our order. Some people do this, sometimes myself included!

So when you ... More
if I am already going down that road might as well go the whole 9 yards
05/29/2012
ghent529 ghent529
I don't drink diet i drink mountain dew... but My SO loves diet coke. So no matter where we go she always get a diet coke and a lemon...
05/29/2012
SilverMinxxx SilverMinxxx
I always drink a diet drink or water.
05/29/2012
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
I rarely eat at fast food restaurants. I HATE diet pop. It's disgusting, IMO. Also, imitation sweeteners cause migraines, body aches, may interrupt the proper manufacture of insulin, causing you to make too much (even more than sugar does) and ... More
I was just coming to say that diet soda is not healthy.
05/29/2012
nanamondoute nanamondoute
I don't eat supersized food at all...and I realized that I don't like fast food as much anymore. The last few times I have eaten at McDonalds, I felt sick afterward.
05/29/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
I go all out. I don't normally get this kind of food. So it is a treat.
05/29/2012
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
Eh, if I'm getting fast food, then I just get soda.
05/29/2012
Beck Beck
I like Diet pop, so I will order a diet, but I rarely order a large meal like that and eat it myself. My children usually eat the fries.
05/29/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
I hate diet soda - tastes nasty to me. Unsweetened tea. (Yes, I am the Anti-Christ of the South, no less.)

It's pretty rare for me to go for fast food. The closest that I get to it is Chinese (no MSG) or Sicilian pizza. I'd rather grill burgers at home.
05/29/2012
sexxxkitten sexxxkitten
I can't eat that much!
05/29/2012
L&P3040 L&P3040
I order diet soda with anything I order. I can't stand the taste of normal sodas.
05/29/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
I rarely eat at fast food restaurants. I HATE diet pop. It's disgusting, IMO. Also, imitation sweeteners cause migraines, body aches, may interrupt the proper manufacture of insulin, causing you to make too much (even more than sugar does) and ... More
I was just about to go on a diet soda rant, myself. My mum went on diet soda and has gained at least 50 lbs over the 10 years since because she just eats sweeter snacks, and more of them.

Go you for beating me to the punch.
05/29/2012
Llahsram Llahsram
We eat fast food once a month, and we do it up right.
05/29/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by Ryuson
I was just about to go on a diet soda rant, myself. My mum went on diet soda and has gained at least 50 lbs over the 10 years since because she just eats sweeter snacks, and more of them.

Go you for beating me to the punch.
You're welcome. Because it doesn't actually raise your blood sugar at all, and your body expects a "reward" with sweet tasting foods, when that "reward" (the slight blood sugar rise) doesn't happen, your body continues to crave REAL sweet, sugary foods. Then you gain MORE weight.

Fifty pounds in 10 years while drinking diet pop is probably on the low end of what this stuff does to you. I'm willing to bet that she doesn't want to admit that "diet" pops are causing the problem. She's better off with small quantities of real pop with sugar or corn syrup, but you know that. I know SO many people who don't realize this, drink this stuff and then wonder why their health continues to decline. It's really awful stuff.

I have a neighbor who lets her 3 year old drink it because she doesn't want him to "have a lot of sugar." When I offer him water at my house, she insists on adding juice to it, because he's gotten to the point (AT THREE) where he won't drink anything that doesn't taste sweet. They are setting this baby up for a lifetime of trouble with overweight. Sad. What would be so awful about just giving him water?
05/29/2012
Apirka Apirka
I absolutely hate diet pop! It tastes nasty. I don't get fast food that often, but if I do, I either just get a burger from the dollar menu and that's it (and get a drink at home) or maybe I'll get a kid's meal if I want some fries or apples. Though usually, if I'm getting fast food, I have my cousin's three year old with me and she gets a chicken nugget happy meal (with milk) and she shares all her stuff as along as I give her bites of burger.

As for the pop/soda... I will drink regular because I hate diet. I do not like the taste of fake sugar at all... I can instantly tell if it's in anything because it is way too sweet and artifical tasting. My mother is Type 2 diabetic and she drinks diet gingerale ALL THE TIME. Trying to tell her that studies show that people who drink diet soda gain more weight and have larger waistlines is like talking to a door. She thinks she knows everything and says that isn't true. *Sigh*
05/29/2012
Sinfully Sinfully
Nope. Diet pop is just as terrible for you in the long wrong.
05/29/2012
Jaimes Jaimes
I really don't like drinking my calories. I go with diet because I'm used to it by now, with the exception of the forever-gross Diet Coke, and because it helps me keep my calorie splurges in check.

The sugar in regular sodas now give me tummy aches if I'm not careful to eat something else.
05/29/2012
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