I eat and review fast food for work, and here's how I take care of my body
- I eat and write about fast food for Business Insider.
- I'm often asked how I stay fit while constantly eating fast food for my job.
- The answer is simple. There are five techniques, but all of them boil down to one thing: I eat and exercise in a way that makes my body feel good.
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I eat everything. That's my job.
As Business Insider's resident fry queen, I've tried the entirety of Costco's food court in one day. I've ordered, constructed, and consumed everything on the McDonald's secret menu - also in one day - and Chipotle's, too. I've eaten countless burgers, fries, fried chicken sandwiches, and frozen dairy desserts, all in the name of journalism.Some days, I feel like a kid with a lifetime pass to their favorite candy store. Other days, I feel like a piñata stuffed full of said candy.
When I tell people about my job, they have two reactions. Reaction number one: "Wow, you have a dream job." Yes, that is correct, and I agree. Reaction number two: "Wow, how are you thin, and also how are you not dead?"
Now, I'm happy with my body, but I know I'm not Missandei-from-Game-of-Thrones-toned by any means. If anything, my body is a pretty average, mostly functional one. But I guess I'm fitter than many people might expect from someone who eats fast food for a living.
To be honest, even I expected to gain weight and experience a slew of negative health effects after starting this job. Surprisingly, I've remained exactly the same. In fact, I might have gotten slightly fitter.
But how? There's no magic. Here are the five secrets to my sameness.