Has anyone ever notice that over the years un-monitored fast food consumption has attributed to the following diseases heart disease and diabetes. Not to mention promotes weight gain, contributes to obesity along with a side of food poisoning accounts here and there. We’re not here to slander the Multi Billion real estate company that happens to sell burgers from its property. These points were echoed by Anthony Dadlani of seekingalpha.com, or as William Ackman, managing partner of Pershing Square Capital Management said ” that McDonald’s is a restaurant company that owns a lot of real estate.” Back to the issue at hand, growing up in a culture that promotes time efficiency but when fast food is not eaten in moderate consumption can create an unhealthy diet and lifestyle.
How is it that superstar athletes such Dwight Howard, Yoa Ming, and countless other athletically inclined persons are spokespersons for McDonald’s plus how can they sponsor the pinnacle of sports acclaim the Olympics. Now correct me if I’m wrong the “Big Mac” meal tallies up a heart pounding 1430 calories, where a health diet intake is 2000 calories a day. OK some may say these athletes have high metabolism an I’ll rebuttal that by saying they also have 24 hour gyms, dietitians, trainers, strength/condition coaches and oh yeah they have an occupation that looses an averages of 56,580 calories per regular 82 game season. These calculations are geared towards a person weighing around 190lb but the average NBA player weight is 222 lb, also they’re world class athletes who have little to none body fat.
The NBA athlete needs to keep a high calorie intake so that their body can withstand such a extensive workout. The question that gets lost is “does the average fast food consumer burn 56,000 calories a year? Probably not, the athletic fast food endorsement tinkers on the borderline of false advertisement and dances on the edge of puffery. Being a professional athlete is a real life occupation and lifestyle. It’s just ironic that an industry that is the world leader in childhood and adulthood obesity to name a couple is also the world sponsor for global athletes. Talking about having your big mac and Mc Flurry too. We have no beef (no pun intended) with the fast food superpowers but having elite athletes being the face of your brand is a bit much.
Maybe they should issue a disclaimer saying the results may vary, cause you cant eat fast food on a daily basis as the commercials are shown and look like a professional athlete. At least show the athletes working out afterwards to show the viewing public that just eating this food and not excising is a bad combination,