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    Girl on McNugget Diet Collapses

    A McNugget-Only Diet?



    A young woman from the UK has eaten nothing but Chicken McNuggets and fries for nearly 15 years - and it's taking a huge toll on her health. Could you be at risk for sodium overload too?

    Imagine eating nothing but salt-filled McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets. For 15 years. That’s exactly what Stacey Irvine, a 17-year-old factory worker from England did—and it just may kill her. But before you write this story off as just plain crazy, do you know how much salt you’re taking in? And what it’s doing to your health?

    As reported by the Daily Mail, when Stacey Irvine’s mother first took her to a McDonald’s restaurant 15 years ago and bought her some Chicken McNuggets, it was love at first bite. Since then, the British teen has eaten almost nothing but Chicken McNuggets. A diet like this not only lacks vital nutrients, it also serves up a dangerous amount of salt. A 10-piece order of Chicken McNuggets packs in 900 milligrams (mg) of sodium, more than half the sodium you should have in a single day.

    Irvine recently collapsed at work, and was rushed to the hospital struggling to breathe. She’s home now, but the amount of salt she’s been eating means she’ll need to clean up her diet faster than a McDonald’s employee turns around an order at the drive thru window. All that salt can lead to an increased risk of heart attack or stroke, particularly as she ages.

    “The food industry creates a preference for very salty foods with the high salt content of their products, then creates products to satisfy that preference, and it becomes a feedback loop,” says David Katz, MD, founding director of Yale University's Prevention Research Center.

    While most people aren’t surprised to hear that a high-sodium diet raises blood pressure, most Americans would be downright shocked if they knew how much salt they really eat. The US government recommends that adults should consume no more than 1,500 mg of sodium a day, about two-thirds of a teaspoon. The average American really takes in 3,436 mg a day—more than double the recommendation.

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    Before you reassure yourself that you’re fine—after all, you banned the saltshaker from your table long ago—it turns out the biggest culprits are processed and packaged foods. "The vast majority of salt, 80% or more, is already in processed and pre-prepared foods," says Marion Nestle, PhD, professor of nutrition at New York University.

    Here’s just how fast the salt can add up on a typical day:

    Breakfast: 1 whole grain bagel (490 mg) with 2 Tbsp fat-free cream cheese (211 mg) and 6 oz yogurt (95 mg)

    Snack: 2 Tbsp peanut butter (147 mg) on 6 wheat crackers (194 mg)

    Lunch: Sandwich with 2 slices low-salt turkey (432 mg), 1 slice American cheese (266 mg), and 2 tsp mustard (114 mg) in a flour tortilla (490 mg) with 1 dill pickle spear (306 mg) and 1c vegetable soup (960 mg)

    Snack: 1 wheat pita (340 mg) with 2 Tbsp hummus (114 mg)

    Dinner: ½ c pasta (4 mg) with ½ c jarred tomato sauce (480 mg) and 2 meatballs (232 mg), 1 slice garlic bread (400 mg), and salad with reduced fat ranch dressing (336 mg)

    Dessert: Homemade apple crisp (495 mg) with ½ c vanilla ice cream (53 mg) and 2 Tbsp caramel sauce (60 mg)

    The grand total: 6,219 mg, more than quadruple the daily recommended amount.

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    So even if you’ve never touched a McNugget, you can still quickly eat more sodium than you should. And all that salt doesn’t only hurt your heart and your waistline. An emerging body of research has also linked excessive sodium intake to cancer, osteoporosis, diabetes, dementia, sleep apnea, and kidney disease

    Scary stuff. But what’s even scarier is that it’s not easy to kick the salt habit: Chances are, you’re addicted to the stuff. Your body only needs about 500 mg of sodium a day to maintain the right balance of fluids, transmit nerve impulses, and move your muscles. When you eat far more than that—as most of us clearly do—your brain chemistry is altered. Research shows that salt actually triggers the release of the feel-good neurotransmitter dopamine, which makes salty foods as addictive as nicotine and alcohol.

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    And just like with any addiction, eating salty foods makes your body crave more. In other words, the more Chicken McNuggets you have, the more you crave them. No matter what the cost.

    A McNugget-Only Diet? - MSN Health - Healthy Living


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    Her parents are to blame, those things are nothing but little grease sponges full of salt....
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    I think I will carbload on chickymcnugs for my next contest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OfficerFarva View Post


    Nature taking its course.
    ^^^This
    End of story. Guess she got the inspiration from the guy who eats Big Macs everyday.
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    ..Back in a flash........going to cop some Mcnuggets.....with honey mustard.......

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    Damn, I'd puke if I had to eat the nuggets from McDonalds more than once. Actually that's exactly what I did, I had them once and I puked. Never ate them again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaMayor View Post
    (snip) Should there be stricter regulations for fast food? (snip)
    No.

    Her parents should be knocked around a bit, though. And she needs to be educated on simple topics like common sense and variety in food choices.

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    I thought greasy food was good for you? I thought it lubed up your arteries to prevent plaque buildup and what not???

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    Girl collapses after eating nothing, but Mcnuggets for 15 years...

    Lady caught giving head at Mcdonalds drive thru for Mcnuggets...

    http://www.lovelyish.com/758411591/l...for-mcnuggets/

    This lady below going ape shit over them...

    What the hell is Mcdonalds putting in those Mcnuggets to make them so addicting?...


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    A girl only eats them for 15 years and a prostitute will accept them as currency?! What the hell do they put in those??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vibrant View Post
    Damn, I'd puke if I had to eat the nuggets from McDonalds more than once. Actually that's exactly what I did, I had them once and I puked. Never ate them again.
    That's how I was with Reeses PB Cups. Ate them once about 10 years ago, puked all over the place. I ended up having the flu, but I associated it with the last thin I ate. Never had RPB Cup since.

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    I LOVE fried chicken, chicken nuggets, and salty food in general! Rarely have them because of my blood pressure :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by colochine View Post
    I thought greasy food was good for you? I thought it lubed up your arteries to prevent plaque buildup and what not???
    fats are no big deal as long as you offset the LDL with sufficient HDL and there is no type of genetic/hereditary problem with narrowed arteries, etc.

    fast food places use sugar (modified food starch) to cover up the high sodium content in the foods it fools the palette but the body still craves the sodium and doesn't really now why.
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