A few years ago now, multiple writers seemed to have came up with the idea of “______ this not that” which seems to always bother me with this garbage that fill the pages of most magazines. It doesn’t bother me quite as much when it’s something like telling me to wear a green shirt with brown pants or a blue shirt with black shoes (something at least semi logical), but pushes me to the edge of sanity when they make references to food.
I am not a food scientist or anything of the sort but do these sound like alternatives to you?
- Eating a McDonald’s Egg McMuffin with coffee instead of a McDonald’s Deluxe Breakfast.
- Eating The Cheesecake Factory Fresh Grilled Salmon w/ Carrots and Broccoli instead of The Cheesecake Factory Bistro Shrimp Pasta
I could list tons more of these horrible examples from around the internet, but I think you get the point that eating 2 quarts of popcorn is “better” for you than eating one of anything that has the word steak in it’s title. Turns out my body is smart enough to tell the difference and complain at me the rest of the day if I eat a stick of celery instead of a stick of butter.
When you eat/drink something and don’t have the dietary information in front of you, can you tell if their is a major caloric difference between the two items? Would you like to get paid to crank out articles making obvious suggestions?