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

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

LoveYouLikeThat LoveYouLikeThat
I cant drink diet anything. If I'm treating myself to fast food might as well have a Pepsi with it. Unless I go to A&W and get one of those frozen lemonades, oh, I love those things
05/29/2012
Ansley Ansley
Debbie Downer alert!

The very last thing diet soda is, is good for you/healthy/better than regular soda. The artificial sweeteners are a major concern and something that scientists are evaluating to be causes of cancer and other issues.
05/29/2012
Jaimes Jaimes
You know, when it comes to how soda, diet or otherwise, affects your diet, I really appreciate the studies, but cutting those things out just doesn't fit with my lifestyle right now. I mean, there are worse vices to have, and I'm sure at some point I'll adjust this one. But for now, I'm okay with drinking soda.

I'm a reasonably healthy eater, and I'm very active with weight-training and martial arts. I feel like I do those things so that I can really enjoy what I cook and what I eat. I don't have to be a calorie hound if I want to cook something really interesting. But, it's a tit for tat thing. It just means that I have to make sure my body can handle burning the extra calories, and exercise does that.

I admit it, I like soda. Plain water is great when I need it, and I won't turn my nose up at it, but it tends to give me heartburn. I get the little crystal light packs because it helps kill the heartburn, makes me drink more water than soda, and I still feel like I'm getting a sweet treat out of the deal.

What can I say? I have at least a little bit of the Superman complex in my twenties.
05/29/2012
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
If I'm going to order a soda, it's going to be diet. It has nothing to do with trying to be healthy, though. Full sugar sodas tend to play havoc with my digestive system, and I'll spend all evening in the bathroom if I drink one...
05/29/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I hate diet anything so no I do not order anything healthy with my meals.
05/29/2012
Waterlily Waterlily
I eat fast food so rarely (maybe once every 3-4 months) so when I do, I go crazy. It's enough to make me sick of it for another quarter of the year!
05/29/2012
Badass Badass
If you are going to eat unhealthy, go all out.
05/29/2012
BG529 BG529
I just love Diet. I can't help it i need atleast one everyday...
05/29/2012
Dixiemomma Dixiemomma
LOL at the zombie answer.... "i'll have mine with a side of braaaaaaaiiiiiiins!!"
05/29/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I don't eat fast food and when I do it's subway.
05/29/2012
Peggi Peggi
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Originally posted by Dixiemomma
LOL at the zombie answer.... "i'll have mine with a side of braaaaaaaiiiiiiins!!"
LOL love it
05/29/2012
Talena Talena
We seldom eat out or order in..so when we do, we splurge.
05/29/2012
ejrbrndps ejrbrndps
I eat everything
05/29/2012
Wide Awake Daydream Wide Awake Daydream
I don't often eat fast food, but when I do, I eat what I want. So if I feel like having a double cheese burger, fruit, and a coke I get it. Or, if I want a jr. cheeseburger with super-sized fries and a water I get it. I get what I want, to hell with the calorie count
05/29/2012
LoveBug721 LoveBug721
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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 ...
If you're going to splurge, Splurge!
05/29/2012
Rossie Rossie
Quote:
Originally posted by Peggi
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
I like sharing onion rings with my husband too, but I only like the ones that are not heavily battered. I'm a big eater but I'm not crazy about burgers, fries and sodas, that's why I only have small portions of them. If I'm eating other foods, I can eat a lot!
05/29/2012
Tork48309 Tork48309
When I do it, which is rarely, I go all the way.
05/29/2012
Peggi Peggi
Quote:
Originally posted by Rossie
I like sharing onion rings with my husband too, but I only like the ones that are not heavily battered. I'm a big eater but I'm not crazy about burgers, fries and sodas, that's why I only have small portions of them. If I'm eating ...
We really like Burger King's onion rings, because (at least the one here) isn't too heavily battered, but just enough so that it has that nice, thick crispness to it
05/30/2012
Rossie Rossie
Quote:
Originally posted by Peggi
We really like Burger King's onion rings, because (at least the one here) isn't too heavily battered, but just enough so that it has that nice, thick crispness to it
Yeah, Burger King's rings are pretty good, and they're better than Carl's Jr's (used to be the other way around).
05/30/2012
Peggi Peggi
Quote:
Originally posted by Rossie
Yeah, Burger King's rings are pretty good, and they're better than Carl's Jr's (used to be the other way around).
I agree! I think they changed the seasoning in their onion rings or SOMETHING because lately, they've been sooooo good!
05/30/2012
Lickable Lollie Lickable Lollie
Now I REALLY want a burger...
05/30/2012
Calla Calla
I hardly ever eat out, so when I do I order whatever I'm in the mood for and don't worry about how healthy it is.
05/30/2012
Claire-Bear Claire-Bear
Diet soda has the worst chemicals in it. I'd much rather have natural sugar in my sodas the rare times I do drink it. I think of it this way, you can eat anything and not worry about putting on weight, so long as you consume less of it. Like eating half of the hamburger instead.

I'm too much of a foodie to not enjoy the pleasure of sugar and fat etc. I wouldn't order sides to make myself feel better.
05/30/2012
namelesschaos namelesschaos
I rarely eat out so when I do I go all out. It a rare treat for me to order anything now a days.
05/30/2012
hillys hillys
i like fries but I never ask for super sized ones.
05/30/2012
Deeder Deeder
I can't really stand the taste of diet soda, and love the "real" stuff too much to give it up. That said, if I think I may have had too much soda prior to eating out I'll sometimes order a sweet tea, as long as it isn't flavored with anything.
05/30/2012
vanilla&chocolate vanilla&chocolate
I rarely eat fast food, but when I do, it's usually a hamburger, fries, and a salad. I'm not sure I'm capable of eating super size fries, though - I have a weak stomach!
05/31/2012
Peggi Peggi
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Originally posted by Lickable Lollie
Now I REALLY want a burger...
Every time I see updates on this thread, I feel the same
05/31/2012
solitudinarian solitudinarian
I usually get fries and regular coke. I don't like burgers, so chicken nuggets instead if I feel like something more. I don't really eat much.

Diet soda tastes gross in my opinion. If I wanted to be healthy I'd drink water or juice, not that stuff... yuck.

I wasn't aware of this controversy over artificial sweeteners... interesting. Thanks everyone!
05/31/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
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Originally posted by 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.


Sugar is not the (only) issue. The bun your burger comes on or the side of fries you have with it can cause just as large an insulin response as a large Coke or Pepsi would.
06/11/2012
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