Mark Bittman loves McDonald’s Oatmeal. {Not}

Via Waylon Lewis
on Feb 25, 2011
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A “bowl full of wholesome.”


But you knew that was coming?

“[McDonald’s Oatmeal] contains more sugar than a Snickers bar and only 10 fewer calories than a McDonald’s cheeseburger…”

…One “positive” often raised about McDonald’s is that it sells calories cheap. But since many of these calories are in forms detrimental rather than beneficial to our health and to the environment, they’re actually quite expensive — the costs aren’t seen at the cash register but in the form of high health care bills and environmental degradation…

for the rest via Bittman, click over to the NY Times.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


2 Responses to “Mark Bittman loves McDonald’s Oatmeal. {Not}”

  1. Alden says:

    This brings to mind a conversation I had in college when I elected to do an "alternative" spring break on the streets of DC, pretending to be – and the process learning about being – homeless.

    You might notice that there are a lot of homeless people who are overweight. "Why is that?" Our guide asked us, rhetorically. "Because the only thing they can afford is McDonald's."

  2. Joe Sparks says:

    Working class people can only be effectively organized to participate in changing their health on an indivdual basis. Calling mass meetings, distributing leaflets, and other "mass" activities are an almost complete waste of time unless they are peripheral to a systematic making of individual friends, who will consider looking after their health if you offer it because they trust you. Working class people are smart and generous and need middle class allies.