Code blue! Code blue! A new restaurant called Chicken Charlie is about to open across the street from my office that serves heart attacks on a plate!
That’s right. It is what everyone is talking about at my office. A new restaurant called Chicken Charlie. Chicken Charlie is carny food, and the most artery-clogging, liver-boggling, heart-smothering menu you can imagine.
Just think San Diego Fair and the food de jour. Deep fried Twinkies, Sloppy Joes on Krispy Crème donuts, deep-fried Oreos, and even deep-fried Kool-Aid. Go on line and check out the menu. I guarantee just looking at the menu will make your heart shudder in fear.
It’s so ironic to me that everyday when we turn on the television, or listen to the radio, or pick up any magazine, there is always an article about losing weight, getting healthy, and eating right. Yet, places like Chicken Charlie are popping up everywhere, and people are figuring out what they are going to order before the restaurant even opens up.
As fat as I am, and as much as I love to eat, I can honestly say I have never tried fair food except once two years ago. I tried chocolate covered bacon. I won’t lie. It was great. And I’m not passing judgment on those who have tried deep fried Twinkies, etc. etc. But you and I both know that these kinds of foods are heart attacks waiting to happen.
Seriously, wouldn’t it be better to leave these types of foods at the fair? You go to the fair once a year when it’s going on, and you treat yourself to these heart attack indulgences that one-day. We can live with that, right?
But to have it so accessible as a mainstream restaurant is almost insane to me. It is almost equivalent as taunting America to get fatter and fatter. It is one more strike against healthy living.
And what scares me the most is that people will think this is an okay way to eat on a regular basis. We are not only so used to convenience, but our thinking about food has actually become off kilter. It has almost become a competition to create the most fattening outlandish food combinations. Followed by people racing to be able to say they tried this food concoction so they can talk about it only fuels the food frenzy.
It kind of feels like it’s a war between evil and good except the evil is fattening, heart-clogging foods which are at war against good, healthy, fresh, heart-kindness foods.
What’s your choice of fare? Are you curious and wanting to try these foods, or is just thinking about a batter-dipped and fried cheeseburger kind of making you sick at the very thought of it? I say yuck! Stay away from my already suffering body! Take your catastrophic, heart-killing, diabetes-increasing, pounds-gaining foods to hell and leave them there! We want health! We want health! And we want to kick our addiction to binge eating!
Now in all fairness to Chicken Charlie’s, should you find yourself within their establishment with those hell seekers of culinary crudity, Chicken Charlie does offer some healthy options such as beef and chicken kabobs and hummus. Please just don’t ask them to batter and fry them. And always keep in mind, whatever is offered, the choice of whether or not to indulge is always yours.
Save your heart by saving your body! Eat well, eat great food, enjoy! Just don’t go over the deep end into the hell pit of gluttony.
Until we meet again, this is Linda Misleh Wagner, Future Former Fatty.