99: Mary Shenouda And Megan Opel Ponder The Relevance Of McDonald’s

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Paleo chef and lifestyle coach Mary Shenouda and Paleo blogger Megan Opel join our host Dietitian Cassie along with guest co-host and RD-in-training Christin Grettenberger today in Episode 99 of “Low-Carb Conversations With Jimmy Moore & Friends!”

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This week, Dietitian Cassie invited a nutritionist and dietitian-in-the-making named Christin Grettenberger from the “Detective Dietitian” blog to join her as guest co-host. They journey through the latest health headlines with two amazing guest friends, Mary Shenouda from “The Paleo Chef” blog and Megan Opel from the “Peaches & Cake” blog. And we bring back our special “Secret Headline” this week as the panel gives their spontaneous reaction to the headline “Kraft removes artificial preservatives in its most popular cheese slices”. Listen in to hear these ladies discuss why nutrition can be confusing (and the argument that it really isn’t), a stunning admission by the McDonald’s CEO that their company is fighting to be “relevant” again, the real deal on the “Simply Orange” brand of juice from Coca-Cola, how a pregnant mom’s decision to eat a high-fat diet will affect her baby’s brain, and so much more. Plus, we’ll have some yummy recipes like Megan’s “Pistachio-Crusted Salmon” to share from our guest friends that will have you begging for more! Now it’s time to pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and let’s talk about it!

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- Christin Grettenberger from the “Detective Dietitian” blog
- Christin on Twitter
- Christin on Facebook
- Mary Shenouda from “The Paleo Chef” blog
- Mary on Twitter
- Mary on Facebook
- Megan Opel from the “Peaches & Cake” blog
- Megan on Twitter
- SECRET HEADLINE: Kraft removes artificial preservatives in its most popular cheese slices
- Why Nutrition Is So Confusing by Gary Taubes
- Diet, Weight, and Health: Confused Only If You Want To Be! by Dr. David Katz in rebuttal of Taubes’ column
- McDonald’s Fighting to be “Relevant” to Customers, CEO concedes
- Coca Cola’s “Simply Orange” Juice Is Anything But
- Pregnant mother’s fatty diet may alter baby’s brain
- Megan’s “Pistachio-Crusted Salmon” recipe

  • Wenchypoo

    Remodeling galore is taking place at the fast-food chain: they’re getting rid of their dining rooms, and going to a drive-thru only format. Why? Because their dining rooms have become a generic substitute for what goes on at Starbuck’s–for the price of a cup of coffee (free refills), people can go there and tie up a table all day long! They can eat, drink, sit and reasd the paper, meet friends for a yack-a-thon, or just use the free wi-fi in every store.

    For every table that’s tied up with this socialization, that’s a table not producing revenue. This means seniors who regularly flock to their coffee-n-paper place, or even hold meetings there, won’t be able to do so any more. And the wi-fi? Gone as well, and so are the digitally-inclined with their laptops.

    Since Mickey D lost its bid to become a full-fledged member of the SNAP-payment community, their formerly firm base of low-income people is no longer firm OR a base. Now, their base is the drive-thru crowd with cash or credit to burn–now, they can ditch their $1 menus, their dining rooms, their play rooms (that still exist), and to a large extent, their parking lots.

    In the future, I see Mickey going the way of the Twinkie–dead until some rich, nostalgic idiot buys the chain, and tries in vain to bring it back (sort of like Sears and Kmart)…only to fail later on.

    As these forms of “food” outlets die off, what is taking their place? Farmer’s markets, co-ops, health food stores, and existing grocery stores adding organics and grass-fed/pastured products.

    Yes, Obama, this ship IS turning around–it’s just not the ship you had in mind.