Today has been a bag of mixed emotions. Not in a harmful way (like with the medication I was on a few weeks ago that really messed me up and caused me to be an emotional basket case), but just in a weird way.
This morning I woke up with the clear intention of eating right. And after thinking of all the places that serve breakfast in the morning, I got frustrated having to be forced into choosing options that are only crazy-ridiculous calories OR have tons of bread in them (carbs specifically.)
Breakfast-the most important meal of the deal. And while I get you want to offer the next best tasty treat, there is NOT ONE OF YOU that offers what someone truly needs in the breakfast. A good breakfast has a balance of protein and healthy carbs, not a overload of calories or so much butter and sugar you equal to 2 batches of chocolate chip cookies and those would still be a healthier option that your food choices. In fact, I do not even know if a fast food location offers standard cereal and milk—a breakfast staple for so many households (despite its nutritional nature as a dinner/before bedtime item.)
Why can’t you offer something better-more nutritious. And don’t give me the McMuffin being 200 calories bull crap. It still has carbs. It still has ham I question and the only thing worth eating is the egg that I know is real (but undeniably not from a local farmer or the best produced.) Pancakes and French Toast don’t count either. Or Captain Crunch sugar inducing comma balls. Or biscuit tacos (despite their amazing taste) or biscuits and gravy (which feel like a boat swimming down diabetes river.)
Why can’t you offer just eggs and bacon. Or a unique combination of an egg casserole with sausage and spices. Or maybe even some deli & cheese plate of some sort. Even European hostels offer this. With Nutella no less (something that you could offer the little tablespoon servings with instead of filling a puff ball with enugh icing to give me a heart attack.) This would cost less and take less time than your overloaded burritos or fluffy mc make me fat pancakes.
Or even more balanced fruit than just your “fruit cup” option or standard grapes and apples on a still massively high calorie meal. My dog can’t even eat those…
Oh, and orange juice?—high in sugar and carbs. Not good for diabetic people—which is most of the clients.
Okay, I’m done. The good part bout today- I was able to eat a salad with veggies & chicken and a little cheese from Chipotle which helped me balance the 1 egg, 1 sausage and 1 pancake I ate from the Farmer’s boys kids meal (everything else on the menu was over 1k calories for breakfast.) That was the bad part. I gave into the pancake. But it felt better to eat the one than throw it away and feel guilty. And it didn’t have any syrup on it which gave the guy in the drive-thru a confused look. “No, sir, I don’t liquid type 2 to continue my health problems, thank you.”