Mark Bittman has an opinion piece in the New York Times about McDonald’s oatmeal. It reveals what you might expect about the ingredients that are in McDonald’s oatmeal besides oats, but I thought this was particularly good: “Incredibly, the McDonald’s product contains more sugar than a Snickers bar and only 10 fewer calories than a McDonald’s cheeseburger or Egg McMuffin. (Even without the brown sugar it has more calories than a McDonald’s hamburger.)” Say what you will about personal responsibility, I think it’s more challenging than it needs to be to try to make good choices when you’re eating out. Sure, argue that McDonald’s and its ilk aren’t the places to look for nutritious offerings in the first place. I will remind you I live in San Antonio. I believe we’re just west of the epicenter of the Diabesity Epidemic. And if people are trying to make some progress, I say the roadblocks should at least be visible. More sugar than a Snicker’s bar. Good grief.
I have had another good night’s sleep, so I should be ready to take over the world soon. It’s amazing how insidious lack of sleep can be. Why this continues to surprise me is amazing as well. Really I’m only one sentient step away from being tripped up by fast food oatmeal offerings myself.
It’s going to be in the 80s here today, but my running is going to be limited to the garage treadmill unless I can convince the 90 pound, three year-old, energy ball that he’d like to be pushed around in the baby jogger for a few hours. Seems unlikely.
Eat well today. And, P.S., I’ve fallen off the omnivore wagon and am back to my vegan ways.