Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Day 17 of P5: Eh, didn't feel like blogging, but if you are eating the new McD's oatmeal, READ THIS....

Nice warm day with breeze. Hubby came home early so we picked up my car from body shop. He misplaced the insurance check, so we had to pay full and will claim that from Allstate.

Did my exercised. Went over 1200 by a bit (was so hungry after dinner and caved and had a 70 calorie protein hot cocoa to tell the stomach to shut up). Water is almost all in (2 cups to go).

I'm not feeling the blogging mojo, but I am thinking that some folks out there are touting how "healthy" the new McD's oatmeal is. Really? Ya think so? Well, I suppose in comparison to a lot of other crap one can pick up to-go in the am. But read this before you buy it, cause, really, how fricken easy is it to have oatmeal at home and really make it wholesome:

How To Make Oatmeal...Wrong 

Excerpt:

A more accurate description than “100% natural whole-grain oats,” “plump raisins,” “sweet cranberries” and “crisp fresh apples” would be “oats, sugar, sweetened dried fruit, cream and 11 weird ingredients you would never keep in your kitchen.
Since we know there are barely any rules governing promotion of foods, one might wonder how this compares to real oatmeal, besides being 10 times as expensive. Some will say that it tastes better, but that’s because they’re addicted to sickly sweet foods, which is what this bowlful of wholesome is.
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The aspect one cannot argue is nutrition: 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.)

Oatmeal is sure easy to make at home in a large (cheap still) quantity and put in the fridge and dole out for breakfast with a bit of a nuking. Heck, it can be made overnight in a slow cooker or while you're grooming. Easy. Don't need McD's to mess it up for ya...

Nite...

5 comments:

kelly said...

Thanks for the incite on that. I was wondering about the oatmeal. Had a feeling it wasn't going to be good for you.

Karla said...

Sheesh they can screw up almost anything!!!!

Chubby McGee said...

As soon as I saw the ad for it I thought about how it would be a disaster.

When I was teaching I went on a diet where I'd eat a McDonald's parfait (yogurt, granola, and fruit) each morning for breakfast. WOW! Was I an IDIOT! I couldn't figure out why I was gaining weight until I looked up the nutritional info. Granted...I was a 23-year-old idiot then and I gave in to ads thinking that what they were selling was healthy. LOL!!!!!! No lie. Idiot I am!

Luckily, I haven't eaten at a McDonald's in over four years. BOO YA!

Jacqui said...

I just refuse to eat anything at McDonald's.. no matter how healthy they say it is. Seriously. That is just crazy to ruin oatmeal that way.

Kelly said...

Well darn. And I had a coupon for a free one.
:-/