How much would living off Mc Donald’s take off your life span?

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I am a student and I really don’t have the time to cook. Mc Donald’s is cheap, cheaper than getting catered accommodation. Don’t think that I want to waste my GP’s time with this, so thought I’d ask here.
Even with my new retail job, which I am probably going to leave anyway for personal reasons, I am broke.
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You could try it and let us know?


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Cooking from scratch is likely to be even cheaper than MacDonalds and will be much, much healthier. You could batch cook and freeze thing - I will often spend 1 day a month cooking several different meals that I then freeze, and then don't have to worry about cooking for several weeks.
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Cooking yourself is always a cheap way to get food, probably cheaper than maccie d's, and you'd gain a cool life skill from it!
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(Original post by kayPak)
I am a student and I really don’t have the time to cook. Mc Donald’s is cheap, cheaper than getting catered accommodation. Don’t think that I want to waste my GP’s time with this, so thought I’d ask here.
Even with my new retail job, which I am probably going to leave anyway for personal reasons, I am broke.
I don’t think it’s manageable, it would inevitably lead to all sorts of nutritional & fibre deficiencies, failing to consume enough vitamins & things over a long enough time can really effect your whole body. But I think the lack of fibre will probably catch up first (purely speculative, I have no expertise).

did you not watch supersize me in school?
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You could try it and let us know?


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It’s difficult to communicate information when you are dead!

What really? Even when you factor in time?
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It’s difficult to communicate information when you are dead!

What really? Even when you factor in time?
Definitely. You can do other stuff whilst cooking - I will often put a film on, or listen to a podcast or audiobook.
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I don’t think it’s manageable, it would inevitably lead to all sorts of nutritional & fibre deficiencies, failing to consume enough vitamins & things over a long enough time can really effect your whole body. But I think the lack of fibre will probably catch up first (purely speculative, I have no expertise).

did you not watch supersize me in school?
I’ve watched 500ibs life before. Of course I wouldn’t exceed 1800 Kcals per day, MacDonald’s have nutritional labels on all of their products. Couldn’t I just make up the discrepancy in vitamins with prescription ****?
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I don’t think it works like that
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So time does make it difficult, but you said cheap, if your asking about cheap, your time mustn't be worth much... (sorry, harsh but true)
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I'm not one to bash McDonalds, but if you can't find time to cook, the problem is in your time management, not your diet.
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If you want to go full on, cheapest possible, I reccomend buying a rice cooker and then a different type of rice for each of the 7 days and just eat sweet sweet rice.
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If you want to go full on, cheapest possible, I reccomend buying a rice cooker and then a different type of rice for each of the 7 days and just eat sweet sweet rice.
What’s a rice cooker, sorry?
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I’ve watched 500ibs life before. Of course I wouldn’t exceed 1800 Kcals per day, MacDonald’s have nutritional labels on all of their products. Couldn’t I just make up the discrepancy in vitamins with prescription ****?
Does that follow 500 people with irritable bowel syndrome or did you mean lbs.

Supersize me is a documentary about someone who only eats mcdonalds
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Does that follow 500 people with irritable bowel syndrome or did you mean lbs.

Supersize me is a documentary about someone who only eats mcdonalds
Sounds as though that would be risky for the camera woman.

Oh the one about ARFID? Obvs I’ll be eating more than 5 types of dishes.
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I don’t think it’s manageable, it would inevitably lead to all sorts of nutritional & fibre deficiencies, failing to consume enough vitamins & things over a long enough time can really effect your whole body. But I think the lack of fibre will probably catch up first (purely speculative, I have no expertise).

did you not watch supersize me in school?
Some French guy actually tried it under medical supervision with regular blood tests for a period of several months.The results were alarming.Even bringing in the salads they stopped the experiment well before the programmed date as they believed his life was in danger!
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20-30 years.
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You could try it and let us know?


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Cooking from scratch is likely to be even cheaper than MacDonalds and will be much, much healthier. You could batch cook and freeze thing - I will often spend 1 day a month cooking several different meals that I then freeze, and then don't have to worry about cooking for several weeks.
I know you can meal prep for 1-2 weeks, but what the hell do you cook once a month that lasts several weeks? I need tips haha
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20-30 years.
If it was really as bad as smoking/ alcohol, why doesn’t it come with health warnings?
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If it was really as bad as smoking/ alcohol, why doesn’t it come with health warnings?
You can have it occassionally and it won't be so bad, alcohol makes you drunk and drunk driving is obvs a bad thing ygm
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If it was really as bad as smoking/ alcohol, why doesn’t it come with health warnings?
Sodium, cholesterol, saturated fats, refined carbohydrates are incorporated into all sorts of diets anyway its more a question of balance & proportion.

Perfectly fine as a weekend treat, not ok as a staple diet, it’s common knowledge.
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