The McRib is Back!
Back in the days of my used-to-be favorite reality show, The Osbournes, there was a moment in the show that has stuck with me forever. Why, I have no idea, but it seems to have parked itself into my mind with no intentions of leaving.
Jack Osbourne and his sister, Kelly, were traveling in a limousine when Jack saw a billboard with The McRib on it. In his English voice, and with the excitement of a small child, Jack shouted, “The McRib is Back!”
I couldn’t tell you what the rest of the episode was about, but I do know, thanks to the power of suggestion and my lack of self-control, my best friend Jammie and I were in the drive-thru soon after ordering the seasonal sensation.
I’m so thankful those days are over. I can’t stand the thought of eating one now, and honestly, I don’t think I liked them back then either – it was simply the thing to do.
I want those days to be over for you too. There isn’t one thing about this sandwich that should draw you closer. What you’re about to read and learn is not at all as mouth-watering as the billboard and commercials would like you to think.
There are more than 70 ingredients that make up the McRib.
Yes.. you read that right. According to a recent post from health guru, Dr. Joseph Mercola, one of those ingredients, azodicarbonamide, is actually found in your gym shoes.
Think about that next time you plan to order “The tasty fan favorite slathered in tangy barbecue sauce, slivered onions and tart pickles all on a hoagie style bun.”
Where is the pork?
There is no pork. The ingredients, according to Registered dietician Cassie Vanderwal, is “restructured meat product, better known as all the less expensive innards and castoffs from the pig.”
It’s time to think about what we’re putting in our bodies.
Believe it or not, I didn’t always realize fast food was bad for me. It was only a few years ago I started understanding what processed food was versus natural food.
The first time someone introduced me to a spinach salad I thought they were crazy. Who eats that crap? Turns out many people do. I’m now one of them.
I lost 145 lbs. by changing the way I lived. That involved saying goodbye to a super-sized burger and fries. Now that I’ve been more educated on the ingredients in foods and what’s better for my body, I can’t eating that burger and fries.
Sometimes my mind still goes there. Sometimes I think I could eat a Quarter Pounder and be fine, but then I realize it’s not about the food, it’s about the emotions. I wouldn’t be eating it to get full. I’d be eating it to satisfy something else that only God can satisfy.
Let’s say goodbye to the McRib together. Let’s kick fast food to the curb and invest in our everyday lives. I’m in it with you. You don’t have to do it alone.
Who’s with me? Leave a comment below with your commitment and why you’re ready…
P.S. If you want to see what the McRib looks like deconstructed, check it out here.
About Sundi Jo
I'm a speaker and author. My new book, Dear Dad, is a memoir of gritty redemption, offering hope to the broken. I love flip flops, Dolly Parton, and often dream of being a "Chopped" chef. Find me on Twitter (@sundijo).