There has been a lot of chatter around the net lately on new diet plans. There is the venerable low carb craze, the ongoing high carb, low fat plan and all sorts of specialty diets. The one thing that they all have in common is an enemy. Something that is bad for you, that you must restrict at all costs. Be it carbs, fat, animal protein or a combination of things, there is always an enemy.
I’ve tried most of these diets in one form or the other. I usually have some success and then fall off the wagon and gain all the weight back and more. What I have found that works the best for me is a holistic approach which includes diet, aerobics and weight training.
In all of the diets I have worked with the ultimate enemy is simple. It is the lowly McDonalds Sausage Biscuit. This little puck of carbs and fat is hated by every diet technician I have ever met. Coming in at a whopping 26 grams of fat this little jewel would blow the lid off of the fat & fiber diet of Bert Webb. With over 34 grams of carbs, Dr Atkins would roll over in his grave. And Steve Pavlina would chuck this puck as it has 10 grams of animal protein and would not fit in his vegan lifestyle. Even weight-watchers would frown on the 410 calories. Everyone hates the biscuit!
I say enough of this hatred! I love the sausage biscuit! This is my favorite food of all. I never tire of its fluffy goodness. The deliciously seasoned sausage patty melts in your mouth. This little jewel is fun to eat and with all 26 grams of satisfying fat it stays with you till lunch time.
And that’s not all. At the cost of one dollar the calories come cheap. But it is really the sausage biscuit experience that keeps me coming back. Yes it is an experience! I pull up to McDonalds in my car on the way to work. I enter the restaurant and Doloris waves from the counter “Good morning, John”.
I reply back, “Good Morning, Doloris, I’ll have my usual”. She types in a Sausage biscuit and small coffee into the key pad, smiles and replies “How’s it going today?”
“Fine”, I respond.
Soon the biscuit is in the bag, my gourmet coffee is in hand and I’m on my way to work.
As I walk out the door, Doloris yells “Have a great day”.
This is the sausage biscuit experience. Tasty food, friendly people, great experience! What a way to start the day. All for around 2 bucks!
And you know what… my dad who is 93 years old has done this same thing for over 15 years.
Success begins with a biscuit…