Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Heart Attack Grill

Hi Positive Eaters,

My friend Jeff sent me a hillarious/grotesque/thought provoking/mortifying video today. As many of you know my goal is to bring as much fun and positivity to living a positive and healthy lifestyle as possible. Let's face it - we crave things that are attractive and pleasurable. We will pursue those things with reckless abandon leaving far behind the concerns of our friends, finances and especially our body.

Eating healthy is often seen as the "right" thing to do. However, it is caught with the stigma of being boring. This is simply not the case. Eating healthy makes us feel good, look attractive and brings a sense of adventure and unknown into many of of our food choices. These are all the same categories that make up a great suspense or romance novel.

The establishment in this video is attempting to stimulate all those pleasure centers with their outrageously awful menu. I watched this video and I felt sick to my stomach...however saw the humor in it as well. I will post it below and offer up several questions to ponder. I cannot wait to see what comments and emails I get regarding this.


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- Does this place get a pass because they are being truthful?
- What are your thoughts on the "you only live once" mentality?
- Should this place even be legal?
- What can healthy restaurants learn from this?
- Would you ever eat at the Heart Attack Grill

I cannot pass judgment. I used to eat a one pound hamburger and guzzle down a large milk shake every Monday just to make my friends laugh...until I landed in a real hospital.

Stay Positive,

Matthew

2 comments:

jbartlett said...

Glad to see you post this! I knew you'd get a kick out of it after your Fuddrucker's days.

I brought the menu up in 6th grade today...my students are finishing their own restaurant menus after our nutrition unit. One student had a menu just like this! I'll have to show it to you. I wasn't grading them on healthiness, only their use of multiple food groups/portions. You'll love this kid's menu!

--Jeff

Norma_Health Counselor said...

We had dinner there, my husband just had to try it out to see if he could set a record. The food was not good, and yes, lots of fat. The experience was less than entertaining, what a gimmick!