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Interesting McDonald's survey

Just thought this was interesting, and wanted to share:

Yesterday, I was asked to participate in a videotaped survey about McDonald's. During the interview, I was shown pictures of McDonald's foods, asked to identify them, and tell who I thought would eat them, and under what circumstances.

One of the pictures was of a McDonald's Filet of Fish sandwich (I think that's what it's called.) It was a square fried piece of fish, with a slice of cheese and a big glob of tartar sauce, and a big bun.

I said that it looked like something someone would order who was dragged to McDonald's by friends, and didn't really want to be there. And someone who didn't care about their weight, as it is obviously horrible for you (processed fried fish, cheese, globs of tartar, big white bun.)

The interviewer was surprised with my answer. He said I was correct that it's really bad for you, but that most interview participants had said that they thought DIETERS would eat the filet of fish, because fish is healthier than red meat!!!!! He said many of them had said that when they are watching their weight, they will go to McDonald's for a Filet of Fish!!!

It's just so hard to believe what people really think about food!!!

Thu. Jul 12, 12:17pm

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Well, it is fish, even if it is some kind of refrozen mystery fish. I guess people just have the idea that fish is good for you, which it is. They don't realize how bad the white bread, grease, tartar, and cheese are.

Thursday, July 12, 2007, 1:13 PM

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WOW! Scary...scary & sad. Thanks for sharing, interesting!

Thursday, July 12, 2007, 1:15 PM

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Where can I take this survey?
Can you eat the food afterward??

Thursday, July 12, 2007, 1:18 PM

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That just goes to show how misinformed so many dieters are. When I go to McDonald's, I'll order a salad (and only use half the dressing) and maybe a fruit & yogurt parfait for dessert. I KNOW there are better things out there to eat, but not at McDonalds.
When I joined PT (over 2 years ago!!), I thought I was pretty well informed about diet and exercise - and I was, to a certain extent - but I've since learned so much more!
Could this all be so simple as to just TELL people what they ought to be doing? Really - who considers the filet-o-fish a diet food??

Thursday, July 12, 2007, 1:23 PM

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This makes my stomach hurt just thinking about it. But seriously....who would go to McDonalds and eat a Filet -O-Fish when they are on a diet. McDonalds is McDonalds. Even the surveyor, which i'm assuming may have been an employee of McDonalds, knows its bad!

Thursday, July 12, 2007, 1:24 PM

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