Are you a fast food junkie?

Do you occasionally frequent fast food establishments? If you answered yes to either of these questions, this blog is especially for you. It’s also for anyone that is really concerned about their nutritional health.

First let me introduce myself. My name is David. I live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with my loving, caring and adorable soul-mate, Lynn. We’ve been getting on each others nerves for over twenty years. She is definitely a keeper. I am a people person. I get great pleasure in helping others. This is evident in the work i’ve done. I retired  as a Federal Government Employee after 32 years. I worked at the Veteran Administration Hospital as a registered nurse in the medical surgical and cardiac units. I care what happens to people. As a nurse one of my duties was to inform my patient of all the important facts related to their health care. When a person is giving the facts they can make an informed decision about their health care. This is the same philosophy i stress not only in my blog but in most aspects of my life. Decisions based on facts.

Enough about me. It’s time to examine some facts about fast food. What is the allure that attracts people? Most people answer it’s fast, convenience, cheap, saves time and virtually no clean up to content with. I agree with all these above with the exception of cheap. Sales gimmicks like offering discounts on value meals like chicken nuggets or happy meals is to get the customer in the door. Once inside the non-discount menu items have become increasing expensive over the years. Bloomberg reports hamburger price hikes of upwards of 55 % and chicken sandwiches 27% since 2008. This is just a few examples, the price has gone up on just about everything. These cost increases exceed overall U.S. price inflation recorded during the same period.

The greatest disadvantage of fast food is the adverse effect that it has on one’s health. It is a fact that fast food is more unhealthy than home cooked meals. Home cooked meals are also cheaper. According to a report from the Center for Young Women’s Health fast food contains higher amounts of unwanted nutrients like salt, fat and  various types of additives (artificial chemicals). It may contain harmful bacteria too. Fast food is usually higher in calories, cholesterol,, and sodium in comparison to homemade meals. Eating too much fast food can increase risk for health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and obesity. There are much more undeniable facts. Health-line reports fast food can cause a host of problems, acne, depression, dental distress, headache, heart disease or stroke, shortness of breath, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, weigh gain, extra calories, blood sugar spike, insulin resistance(diabetes), bloating and puffiness. It can also be very addictive. Given a choice fast food would not rank in my win column.

The reason why i created Topcheftrends.com (with the help of the Deleni Group). Money is always a motivator but not my main reason. The main reason was to give people a healthy choice other than fast food. I really care about people and their health. I’ve been helping people the majority of my life. Once retired i sought a way to keep helping people. I love to cook so what better way to help people then by sharing my cooking experience

Topcheftrends.com can offer you recipes that can save you money. Home cooked meals are much cheaper than fast food. With proper preparation home cooked meals can save time, be convenience and provide you with good healthy nutrition. What do i mean by proper preparation? When i worked i would cook and prepare my meals for the entire week on Saturday and Sunday. I would then freeze individual meals.All i had to do was take the meal out of the freezer before work, come home pop it in the microwave then eat, simple. With Topcheftrends you can learn about soups, baking tips, healthy food choices and so much more. With the Pandemic limiting our social interacting this is a great time to be in the kitchen. You can create family activity time. Everyone can contribute to meal preparation. You will get great satisfaction out of creating your own recipes. The only thing that will limit you is your imagination. So, don’t hesitate, as Nike says, Just Do IT. I can help, check it out, you won’t be disappointed.

This is my first blog. I look forward to writing many more, stay tuned. Thank you

Dave