Oh HAPPY Day!

So for the past two or so months, I’ve been harboring a massive craving for a McDonald’s Happy Meal.

I’ll be honest … the only times I’ve set foot in a McDonald’s in the past six or so years have been on road-trips (rest-room break) or for a small vanilla cone (delish!).

Yet over the past few months, I have not been able to get the craving for a McDonald’s Happy Meal out of my head!

The first time I told my husband about said craving he looked at me like I was nuts, like” “Who took my wife and where is she?!”

I told him I was totally serious (recognizing surely it was the pregnancy speaking and not Miss-Former-“EW/Gross”-Fast-Food speaking) but I never actually made the move to go for a variety of reasons: too busy on weekends, plans at night, then during the work-week I’m on puppy-duty so it’s hard to go out at lunch …

So today I decided to bite the bullet and do drive-thru and bring it home at lunch. Continue reading “Oh HAPPY Day!”

Junk Food As Addicting As Heroin?!

Friend and blog reader Yas passed this blog post from FitSugar on to me and I wanted to share it with all of you.

Since we’re coming off one of the traditional food-fest holidays where sweets and treats are abundant, I thought it’d be an appropriate and timely piece.

Per FitSugar, “A new study says that eating junk food can fuel an addiction that is on par with what a cocaine or heroin junkie feels. The study, conducted by the Scripps Research Institute, followed the behavioral patterns of lab rats that were given an unlimited supply of junk food.

Over time, the rats had less sensitivity in their brain’s pleasure centers and needed to up the amount of high-fat and high-calorie foods they were eating, in effect, to get high. Not surprisingly, the rats got really fat too — doubling their initial weight.” Continue reading “Junk Food As Addicting As Heroin?!”