Friday, October 24, 2014

Why McDonald's 'Healthy' Oatmeal Is a Horrible Breakfast Choice

Halloween is a week away and the devil has already dressed up -- as McDonald's oatmeal.

Hopping on the health food bandwagon, the fast food giant introduced its Fruit and Maple Oatmeal with Brown Sugar almost four years ago, hoping that customers would mistakenly think its new breakfast option was better for them than an Egg McMuffin.

But how could an entree with 32g of sugar -- that's right, more sugar than a Hershey's bar (24g) -- be healthy?

Mark Bittman, who blogs for The New York Time's Opinionator column has already written the definitive slam on McDonald's FMO (as the company cutely calls its Fruit and Maple Oatmeal), the letters of which should really stand for  

One can easily picture the meeting
at which the McDonald's marketing team
proposed co-opting a food with a healthy reputation
by adding a bunch of sugar and chemicals to it.




Whether or not any type of oatmeal is a good food choice for breakfast is another story, depending largely on how your body processes carbohydrates and how the oatmeal is prepared.

But if you must get breakfast at McDonald's, stick with the Egg McMuffin. You get 17 g of protein and only 3g of sugar -- a much better nutritional deal than the 32g of sugar and 5g of protein in the McFraudulent "healthy" meal alternative.

You can purchase Medifast replacement meals directly from Medifast Centers, the Medifast website or -- for less cost -- through the co-branded website of a Medifast TSFL health coach. Medifast does not recommend purchasing its products from third party vendors, but if you choose to do so, you can find them on both Amazon and eBay.

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