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  • 1. Zute  |  July 19, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    I can understand fries not rotting. Fat and salt both act as preservatives. The fries are cooked in sunflower/rapeseed oil so perhaps there’s something more preserving about that too. Comparing an uncooked piece of potato to a heavily salted, cooked in fat piece of potato is a silly comparison.

  • 2. Harold  |  July 19, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    I am upset by the you tube video of the Mc D’s food. What happens to a home cooked burger with time cooked under the same conditions? What happens to a french fry home cooked under the same conditions? These questions are unanswered in the video. I’m sure an uncooked potato would spoil but what if it is cooked under the same conditions as Mc D’s? I think the Utube show is a very unfair blast at Mc D’s.

  • 3. majic  |  July 20, 2008 at 6:16 am

    Although this is amusing, is it really news-/blog-worthy? Ever since the documentary “Super-Size Me,” McDonald’s has been the whipping boy of every nutritionist. Hell, even McDonald’s biggest sellers are its *salads*!

    So, what’s the point of displaying this video?

    P.S. — The author’s books are, shall we say, “lightweight.”

  • 4. NancyB  |  July 20, 2008 at 11:56 am

    Would you like your own dried hamburger and french fries? I can easily produce them in a dehydrator. Many dehydrated foods do not look any different than fresh. It is not an indication that it is not food. If it had been kept in a dry environment, it would have dried that way. Raw potatoes, cut, will turn dark quickly because it is the nature of the potato. Apples on the other hand will retain their light color.

  • 5. Patsy  |  July 20, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    I had no idea that Julia Havey is that heavy. On her website and her book jackets, she’s much slimmer and trimmer!

  • 6. renegadediabetic  |  July 22, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    I was confused at first. I know Julia Havey had an old happy meal, but she looked bigger than in the other pictures I had seen. I really didn't recognize her until the announcer mentioned her name. The announcer was slimmer than she was. Is Julia regaining?

    As for McDonald's, I only eat there when in a bind. Sure, they have salads, but their dressings are high in sugar and their chicken is injected with sugar. I once got a chicken bacon ranch salad and the full fat ranch dressing had 9 g of carbs. Fortuantely I was at home and had lower carb ranch. I agree the comparison is unfair as we don't know what burgers & fries made at home would do. However, there are other reasons to avoid McD's.

  • 7. billy  |  July 22, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    She doesn’t look like a very active obesity activist.

  • 8. ItsTheWooo  |  July 23, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    Preservatives? Eh, I don’t see her point. It’s very sensational, not scientific at all. Her ending point is that the food “doesn’t break down” is just propaganda.

    I’m really grateful for mcdonalds…most fast food places have awesome salads now, mcdonalds included. I also really like their sugar free vanilla iced coffee — this is without a doubt the best around.

    Preservative treated food doesn’t cause obesity… Potatoes do. That’s why the host is still so overweight (and apparently regaining), as she considers a “real food potato” okay to eat because it decays?

    If she understood that insulin (carbs mainly) cause obesity, she could eat salads at mcdonalds, burgers without the bun with mayo, and possibly lose more weight. Ironic.
    I maintain my weight eating anything, the only thing that makes me really start eating and gaining is spiking insulin with carbs and large meals and stuff of that nature.

  • 9. Anonymous  |  July 27, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Black may be slimming, but it won’t perform miracles.

  • 10. Kisha  |  August 4, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    1. The food is “dry” it was cooked and dried by the woman. Air preserving is another way to preserve. People dry food all of the time.

    2. Her potatoes she showed were NOT dried nor cooked and as a result, they break down differently. Notice the structure of the fry’s were still there.

    3. The bun is falling apart. DUH bread tends to do that when it’s old and dry!

    4. And I am sorry but that is totally disgusting what she is doing.

    I am totally disgusted with this lady’s antics.

    A. Don’t eat french fry’s. The way the potatoes are cooked makes their sugar / GI load much higher than baked, or broiled. And not to mention, you have no idea if they are cooking them in trans fats or not.

    B. Carbs are bad yes but not everyone has to live under a no carb guise to to remain healthy. Eating once in a while at Mcdonalds isn’t going to hurt you. I’ll probably take my daughter there a time or two in the years ahead!

    C. However, dumping loads of sugars into your system with bread, starches, flour, and so on, will make a recipe for a future in diabetes!

    That’s my two penny’s worth!

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