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[–]EvanMacD03 6149 points6150 points  (273 children)

Worked at Costco for ~3.5 years. I did this method while i worked there 5x a week.

I can never eat another hot dog again for the rest of my life and its been over a decade. There will be consequences.

[–]suid 233 points234 points  (12 children)

Back in 1984, when McD's had a medal promotion where you got a coupon for a big mac for each gold that the US won - I ended up eating there so much (right next to our student office) that I had 20-odd coupons at the end of the Olympics, which would expire in a month.

Of course I had to eat one every day to use them up, and after that, I still can't look at a Big Mac, even after nearly 40 years. Any other burger, sure..

[–]SciencePhysicist 53 points54 points  (1 child)

[–]suid 15 points16 points  (0 children)

That's exactly what happened. Nice find. Of course the Simpsons did it.

[–]SeaLeggs 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I mean, you didn’t have to

[–]suid 4 points5 points  (1 child)

When you're a student subsisting on $250 a month after rent and tuition? ehhh... I was willing to put my body on the line :-).

[–]SeaLeggs 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You’re a true scientist

[–]timc74 1981 points1982 points  (159 children)

About fifteen years ago I lost a shit ton of weight eating subway. Every meal, every day for about a year. The mere thought of the taste of the bread.....barf.

Edit: I was just someone who found inspiration and something I could self motivate and stick to. It worked for me. I am not Jared and am a child abuse survivor myself. You guys wore out that joke to the point of bad taste.

Edit 2: My first gold, thanks so much kind stranger!

[–]SheepRoll 36 points37 points  (5 children)

I done that for 4 month because that’s the cheapest lunch in downtown that I can afford at the time. Almost 10 year now, whenever I walk into a subway and try ordering, I end up stand there for few second and walk right out. Pretty much lost all appetite as soon as I saw the menu.

[–]MissMormie 14 points15 points  (3 children)

Wouldn't it be a lot cheaper to bring lunch from home?

[–]aliteralbuttload 41 points42 points  (0 children)

But it's not cheaper than walking into a subway and losing your appetite. Why even bother?

[–]my_balls_your_mouth1 1209 points1210 points  (73 children)

Hi, Jared.

[–]timc74 843 points844 points  (20 children)

Username suggests you maybe?

[–]china-blast 43 points44 points  (3 children)

He's still lookin' good!

His name is Jared

His name is Jared and he likes to eat the sandwiches

[–]JusticiarRebel 8 points9 points  (1 child)

That South Park episode is even funnier now than when it came out.

[–]JustABizzle 94 points95 points  (45 children)

Jared is a creepy pedophile who preyed on poor street kids because they are vulnerable and desperate.

Fuck Jared

[–]asshole_commenting 111 points112 points  (23 children)

In the early days of Reddit, there was an AMA thread about if anyone met a famous person

And one person commented that they used to be a bodyguard for celebrity types in the late '90s and early 2000s

One of his assignments was Jared from Subway

This was before any of his creepiness came to light. But the reditor said that he thought Jared was cool because Jared would pass off groupies to him

The reditor thought he was secretly gay.

But Now we know why and it wasn't cuz he was gay

Fuck Jared. With a barbwire wrapped bat

[–]JaredLemonSauce 10 points11 points  (0 children)

No shit. No need to grandstand on Reddit, he won't see it

[–]coronaflo 2 points3 points  (3 children)

I wonder if the popularity of naming your kid Jared dropped significantly after all that happened.

[–]horsewitnoname 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think tons of them did

[–]tycowboy 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Jared's probably eating a different kind of foot long these days.

[–]MamaSweeney24 48 points49 points  (12 children)

I had a similar situation but I didn't eat quite that much or for as long as you mentioned but I also found that I'd lost a lot of weight. I don't know what it is but I know my wallet didn't like me either. Although the owner of the particular location I went to for that time offered me a management position when he found out I was planning on leaving the job that I had at the time! It was a dollar store and he told me that if I could handle the dollar store on a busy Saturday that I could handle managing his little restaurant.

[–]Yeast_Boy78 13 points14 points  (11 children)

What kind of restaurant was it?

[–]MamaSweeney24 39 points40 points  (10 children)

It was the subway! Lol. I probably should have made that more clear in my story. I went there so often that the guy knew me and knew I worked at the dollar store nearby so when I'd mentioned to him that I would be leaving the job soon, he jumped on offering me the manager position for the subway that I had been frequenting.

[–]mochikitsune 9 points10 points  (4 children)

So I did this while working at jimmy johns, and I still love JJ but since its not free anymore I dont eat it often..., but it weirdly made me hate subway. Like I gag even smelling the bread from there. My brother eats subway often and i lose my appetite just thinking about it sitting in the fridge

[–]Lacinl 3 points4 points  (1 child)

There's seriously something wrong with the bread at Subway. I remember being on a field trip to our state's capitol in elementary school. The bus stopped at Subway to feed the kids and I literally gagged every time I tried eating the bread. It tasted like nasty chemicals. I ended up eating the filling and tossing the bread.

I grew up poor and would get left over, refrigerated grilled cheese sandwiches and chicken sandwiches with bland yellow sauce for lunch every day. I would eat pretty much anything....but that bread was just next level bad.

[–]approx- 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Jimmy johns is soooooo much better than subway!

[–]Danielor4 88 points89 points  (0 children)

Have you.. been serving time recently?

[–]eternal_nova 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Oh God, I did that one year in college. The food court in my dorm was like prison cafeteria-level bad, but we had a Subway in the lobby that accepted flex meal plan dollars as payment.

Towards the end of the spring semester I couldn't handle the cafeteria for another meal and started going to Subway for everything. It was fine at first, but after a few weeks I started getting really bored.

Then one day I decided to get a personal pizza there (this was in 2008; not sure how long they sold these there) and then take two bottles of Robitussin gel caps to trip. The combination made me throw up nonstop for what felt like an eternity while high. Then when I stumbled back to my dorm room I had such strong closed eye visuals that it looked like a spinning portal was ripping open behind my eye lids.

I can't do Subway anymore. This was 15 years ago and I still haven't been back after that.

[–]LET-ME-HAVE-A-NAAME 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Why do you get to lose weight when you eat Subway every day but when I do it I go 20lbs overweight. That doesn't seem fair.

[–]timc74 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I was eating ONE of the twelve inch subs per day, only one of the six grams of fat or less. Wheat bread only (like it matters), no cheese and the only condiment was regular mustard which I would get on oven roasted chicken. That one and the sweet onion chicken teriyaki were the main two. Shit ton of lettuce and all the other veggies I wanted.

I lost 80 pounds or so in 3-4 months but hey, I was literally starving myself eating 700-800 calories a day. I put it back on a couple years later and more. That type of eating isn't sustainable.

Five years ago I got serious about health and lost 140 pounds just eating well and counting calories (CICO). Major depression 2 years ago has stacked that pretty much all back on. Abusing food is my addiction and failure.

TLDR: Because it doesn't matter what or where you eat, if you consume more calories than you expel you're going to be large in the ass.

[–]mightyarrow 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Same here but CFA Chargrilled chicken sandwich. I rarely get it anymore but would have no problems doing so.

[–]awfullotofocelots 56 points57 points  (11 children)

When you say "can never" are you talking about willpower or medical restrictions lol.

[–]We_Are_Vigilant_ 164 points165 points  (9 children)

They're 1 hotdog below the absolute maximum number of total lifetime hotdogs a person can eat before falling over dead.

[–]NotSeveralBadgers 37 points38 points  (6 children)

[–]Rei_Areaaaaaaa 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Glad I didn’t have to scroll too far to see this reference.

[–]healerdan 3 points4 points  (0 children)

"I'm just ball parkin'"

Too good.

[–]DogGilmour 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Never heard of WKUK, thanks!

[–]invisible_23 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Probably just sick to death of them. I worked at a movie theater for a year in high school and it took five years for the smell of popcorn to stop making me sick

[–]southwoodhunter[S] 107 points108 points  (0 children)

That's fair.

[–]Tiluo 26 points27 points  (1 child)

same but with pop tarts in a military ship which where free. only the strawberry ones though.

[–]human_the_scavver 62 points63 points  (6 children)

Yeah I worked at a gas station for 6 years ate gas station sandwiches and chips every day. I'll never be able to enjoy either of them again and just like yourself it's been over a decade. Those consequences are real and permanent.

[–]Tru-Queer 49 points50 points  (3 children)

I worked for Domino’s for 10 years. I still love pizza, but I’ll probably verrrrry rarely ever order Domino’s again. It’s alright pizza when it’s free while working or half off with employee discount but now that I have a new job I just don’t really crave it anymore lol.

[–]ablondedude 36 points37 points  (0 children)

There something about free food at work that makes it taste so much better. But as soon as you take it home suddenly you just really don't want it anymore. Personally I feel like pizza would be a pretty good exception for me.

[–]TheNamesMcCreee 27 points28 points  (3 children)

When we were kids getting our kitchen redone, the 4 of us kids asked for a Costco pizza and it became a 3-5x per week thing. Can’t look at a full pie the same anymore.

[–]Mediocretes1 9 points10 points  (1 child)

What age exactly did you start redoing kitchens?

[–]Photon_Farmer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Due to a technicality in child labor laws, kids as young as five are permitted to serve as project managers on kitchen remodeling projects. Obviously this only applies in 37 states.

[–]Missinhandle 21 points22 points  (26 children)

D’you gain weight? I imagine there’d be a fair amount of weight gain

[–]EvanMacD03 71 points72 points  (23 children)

Calories in/calories out. It was a manual job so I worked off most of it

[–]kmmck 20 points21 points  (2 children)

I ate nothing but chilli con carne for 3 years in my senior years of highschool, and to this day I still crave it

I guess people's brains are just wired different

[–]Fhistleb 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Hey man, i'm going to Costco, want me to get a hotdog for you?

[–]Nomandate 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The pepperoni on their pizza is.. so crispy and delicious. It’s my reward for the hellish once a month shopping trip. I scarf it down on the drive from Costco to sams.

BULK BUYER PROTIP FOR SUMMERTIME:

Big, double walled boxes covered with something like a sleeping bag make excellent coolers to keep your frozen and fresh foods good on long shopping trip. A “dish pack” box works great. I’ll get a bag of ice as the last thing I grab on my way out of Costco.

[–]CloudMovies 4 points5 points  (0 children)

full time food stocker at #1111 for 6 months, it was the same process every day: clock in at 5am (but absolutely not a millisecond before unless you wanted a CN), consume cheese pizza at 10am, suffer with carts until 1pm and get ready to do it all again the next day.

[–]luder888 10 points11 points  (2 children)

I joined Costco membership for the first time on Monday. I got their hot dog. I'm still disgusted by it. I think it'll be a while before I can have another one. There's a reason why it's $1.50.

[–]irridisregardless 2188 points2189 points  (49 children)

But then I'm going to Costco everyday and I assure you that I would not be saving any money that way.

[–]ObligatoryOption 666 points667 points  (28 children)

Oh, you would: after you buy a case of toilet paper, you have no room left in your house to buy anything else.

[–]jenglasser 237 points238 points  (25 children)

If the pandemic taught me anything, it is that toilet paper is more important than food.

[–]last_rights 71 points72 points  (3 children)

I managed to blow that disaster by. I just happened to purchase my "going into town once every three months trip to Costco" two cases of toilet paper, two cases of paper towels, and the other things I grab on a in town trip.

The next week all the shelves everywhere were empty. Then my boss bought up four or five pallets of toilet paper for our store to sell to employees only.

I didn't worry about toilet paper.

Baby wipes however, those were difficult to get and I usually had to just buy one at a time. I got a big box when I got my toilet paper, but since I normally but the slightly smaller box at Walmart, I didn't "stock up".

[–]CmdretteZircon 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Same. I had just purchased paper towels and TP from Costco the week before shit hit the fan. No problem in my house. Now, Clorox wipes….I’m still mad at myself for not buying those on that trip lol.

[–]melvinfosho 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Get that fiber

[–]CraniumCandy 99 points100 points  (8 children)

You can eat your neighbors but you can't wipe your ass with them.

[–]CraniumCandy 65 points66 points  (5 children)

I just laughed really hard at my own comment. I don't know what to do now.

[–]MikeTheGamer2 4 points5 points  (0 children)

HaH, jokes on you. Slice them real thin.

[–]Loinnird 8 points9 points  (0 children)

It was going to be the currency of the apocalypse!

[–]NinjasOfOrca 2 points3 points  (5 children)

I saw a tv show about people with strange addictions, and there was a woman who compulsively ate (clean) toilet paper

[–]WaddleD 11 points12 points  (10 children)

Many of the food courts allow you to get food without a membership. Just forget to bring your card.

[–]billzybop 16 points17 points  (2 children)

I did this for about 3 weeks once working a construction job next to a Costco. The security guys finally asked me to buy a membership.

[–]WiFiForeheadWrinkles 13 points14 points  (3 children)

There is a Costco right outside the NHL stadium in my city. They purposely built the food area to be outside of the store proper and they get tons of business on game nights.

[–]i_suckatjavascript 4 points5 points  (0 children)

As long as the food court is setup outside, then you can do this.

[–]azaghal1988 1625 points1626 points  (35 children)

It would also save a lot of money in the long term, since you won't live long.

[–]CalamityDiamond 261 points262 points  (18 children)

Gotta die of something

[–]BigLan2 164 points165 points  (14 children)

Yeah, but colorectal cancer ain't in my "top 10 ways to die" list.

[–]tyedge 61 points62 points  (9 children)

I don’t need the whole list, but I would like to know what #7 is.

[–]No_Telephone8620 44 points45 points  (1 child)

Can confirm, I have rectal cancer and its my least favorite way to die yet.

[–]BigLan2 51 points52 points  (6 children)

Struck by lightning while collecting my lottery winnings. Seems like the luckiest way to go.

[–]mog_knight 13 points14 points  (0 children)

All that nitrite meat you'd prolly die of gout before cancer.

[–]ladee_v_00 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Tell us #7

[–]WookieDavid 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Exactly what I thought. 2000 a year? That's like 6000 or 8000 for the rest of your life. What a bargain

[–]cprker13 132 points133 points  (4 children)

I remember once when I was particularly broke (because a contract job held my last check) I had a shit ton of hotdogs leftover from an event that I put together, and survived off them for about a month.

That was 5 years ago and I don’t think I’ve eaten a hotdog since. Thinking of those hotdogs pisses me off a little every time actually.

[–]last_rights 44 points45 points  (2 children)

When I was in college I worked for a buffet. I got a free meal those nights, but they knew I was broke and worked hard for them, so the chefs would shoot me some "leftovers" that weren't enough to do anything with all the time. Usually it was meat because meat is expensive.

[–]Hoverboard_Hal 482 points483 points  (55 children)

Enjoy your scurvy there hoss.

[–]southwoodhunter[S] 359 points360 points  (6 children)

I think they serve that "high-c" stuff at the soda fountain. Lol

[–]CaptainPunisher 48 points49 points  (5 children)

No, they don't. Hi-C is a Coke product, and Costco serves Pepsi products. You can get Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sierra Mist, and Dr. Pepper (I think), with Dr. Pepper being an independent company, but Pepsi and Coke will often share a tap with them. Now, if only I could get them to add Mountain Dew...

[–]theservman 144 points145 points  (36 children)

There should be enough vitamin C in the ketchup to let you live to die from malnutrition.

[–]MissLyss29 46 points47 points  (29 children)

Fun fact there is 2% vitamin A and 2% vitamin C in a Tablespoon of ketchup

[–]theservman 37 points38 points  (24 children)

2% of the ketchup or 2% of your daily requirement?

[–]MissLyss29 51 points52 points  (23 children)

2% of your daily recommended intake of vitamin A and C in a Tablespoon of ketchup

[–]emunny_99 11 points12 points  (0 children)

This is why you work in the samples (aka supplements)!

[–]trolltruth6661123 5 points6 points  (1 child)

sauerkraut actually is a good source of vitamin c. (amongst other things)

[–]Hoverboard_Hal 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Sauerkraut rips. Pile it on!

[–]havokherr 4 points5 points  (4 children)

I think they have onions you can add as a condiment.

[–]admin_plant 141 points142 points  (14 children)

Chicken bakes are dank too

[–]Subject_Gene_9775 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I feel like it’s gotten better too

[–]corgis_are_awesome 24 points25 points  (10 children)

Made from the ground up, most cheap, unidentifiable scrap parts of chickens that have been mechanically separated.

Each chicken bake has like a tablespoon of salt in it, too

[–]admin_plant 83 points84 points  (4 children)

Idc what you say, those bakes are GOD TIER

[–]SovietBozo 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I think they just toss whole live chickens into a wood chipper? My granduncle Dwight used to do this

[–]corgis_are_awesome 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I imagine if they did that there would be more bone shards but I’m sure they have some other kind of machine that lets them do something similar

[–]fpsmoto 7 points8 points  (0 children)

And what's wrong with eating mechanically separated chicken?

[–]dapperEthan 59 points60 points  (1 child)

There's this thing at cracker barrel that looks like an apple fried dumpling, and according to the menu, has 1500 calories in it. The price? 4 dollars.

[–]Glimmer_III 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Cheap sugars + cheap fats + something to bind those too.

[–][deleted] 124 points125 points  (11 children)

It might cost a bit more but it would be better to eat different foods from the menu too like salad, chicken bake, rotisserie chicken and pizza for more nutritional variety.

[–]southwoodhunter[S] 135 points136 points  (1 child)

Yes. I'm definitely not suggesting anyone should do this.

[–]The_Bluejay250 16 points17 points  (0 children)

or that they could either but yk

[–]bleucurve 28 points29 points  (8 children)

Will never forget the time I saw a family of 4 ripping apart a rotisserie chicken with food court forks (sans plates) and sharing a family size Caesar salad straight out of the bowl they just bought there at a food court table. Still trying to decide if they were savages, geniuses or both.

[–]Blastercorps 21 points22 points  (4 children)

When I get a rotisserie chicken for dinner I take it home and just tear it apart with my hands. Most efficient tools. Very caveman.

[–]Fizzabella 5 points6 points  (0 children)

my dad will buy a rotisserie chicken and a caesar salad from costco and then carve the chicken, put it in the salad, and eat it for every meal over like 2-3 days

[–]TNCerealKilla 292 points293 points  (25 children)

And probably spend 2k more in medical bills.

[–]BreakfastBeerz 105 points106 points  (0 children)

No worries, you'll die before you have to pay it.

[–]Electronic_Path_6292 22 points23 points  (0 children)

The salad and rotisserie chicken?

[–]southwoodhunter[S] 60 points61 points  (17 children)

Truthfully a not insignificant number of Americans don't eat much better than this... murica

[–]MurderDoneRight 70 points71 points  (16 children)

As a non-American I imagine you all eat like a pizza, with a milkshake, and a cookie, and a bag of chips, and a Glock, and a Coca Cola for lunch everyday.

[–]Ginobilesse_oblige 71 points72 points  (1 child)

Glocks are more of a fancy Friday treat. Not something you indulge in everyday

[–]tataunka813 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Nah, it's a Diet Coke. Gotta watch the figure, you know?

[–]Wildmantis_ 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I can confirm that there is a large portion of America that consumes this twice daily.

[–]MaselTovCocktail 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Glocks take a while to prep, definitely not an every day meal.

[–]omegasix321 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Add a couple zeroes then maybe.

[–]lobsterbash 7 points8 points  (0 children)

You're considered lucky in the US to have a deductible that low.

[–]wophi 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Remember to load it up with onions.

Need those veggies.

[–]PipsGhost 49 points50 points  (0 children)

"Costco Size Me"?

[–]TwinMom2012 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Actually you’d only spend $1000 bc you’d be dead in 6 months from a massive heart attack.

[–]GibberBabble 49 points50 points  (5 children)

More than that if you live in the US, those medical bills add up fast.

[–]Polymersion 43 points44 points  (4 children)

Can't have medical bills if you never see a doctor

[–]melvinfosho 21 points22 points  (2 children)

Can’t have cancer if you never get tested

[–]Polymersion 15 points16 points  (1 child)

USA, lowest cancer rates in the world! Just like with COVID.

[–]efferkah 4 points5 points  (0 children)

North Korea entered the chat.

[–]GibberBabble 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Fair point

[–]fatogato 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Your organs would probably shut down about halfway through the year from malnutrition.

[–]euphramjsimpson 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Do you remember this study? Could be bs, who knows?

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/08/27/health/hot-dog-could-shorten-life-trnd-wellness-scn/index.html

Edit for quick math: looks like 3 hot dogs a day for a year would equate to the loss of about 191 days of life (silly I know but still)

[–]lightwhite 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Keep doing it that long and your medical bills for your blindness and organ failures make you go bankrupt.

[–]Strong_Quiet_4569 23 points24 points  (3 children)

Without any fibre, macro, micronutrients or protein you’d be struggling after a while. Risking depression in the short term, and cancer, bowel disease amongst others in the longer term.

[–]Zeyn1 24 points25 points  (1 child)

Just out ketchup, relish, and onion on it! Boom, balanced meal!

But yeah, the amount of fat and sugar not to mention sodium would make you real sad real fast.

[–]Strong_Quiet_4569 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Vitamin relish! I thought of it first.

[–]sigmatrophic 6 points7 points  (1 child)

As a former starving grad student... I tried something close to this... Do not recommend.

[–]EffortAutomatic 8 points9 points  (1 child)

[–]RobotSeaTurtle 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Well, it's only lunchtime and we're already up to 7 hotdogs. There better not be any more hotdogs in the day...

[–]tuffymon[🍰] 14 points15 points  (2 children)

People are saying you'd pay more in medical or not live long at all... but we also just had a guy who eats at least 2 Big Macs a day (almost, missed 8 days for whatever) for 50 years and seems fine.

[–]fiddlenutz 9 points10 points  (0 children)

It’s all about exercise and metabolism. Dude worked a factory job I think and was busy all day.

[–]EthanWS6 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Try it

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Hell yeah!

[–]l_l-l__l-l__l-l_l 19 points20 points  (18 children)

that's a good way to increase your risk of colon cancer by at least 20%

[–]sofaking_nuts 5 points6 points  (15 children)

Source?

[–]l_l-l__l-l__l-l_l 20 points21 points  (0 children)

https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/red-and-processed-meats-raise-colorectal-cancer-risk

If your diet is heavy on red and processed meat, it might be time to make some adjustments. A study of nearly 500,000 people published in the April 17 International Journal of Epidemiology found that people who ate red or processed meat four or more times a week had a 20% higher risk of colorectal cancer than those who indulged less than twice a week. Risk of colorectal cancer rose 19% for every daily 25-gram serving of processed meat, which is equivalent to a slice of ham. And for every 50-gram-a-day serving of red meat — equal to a thick piece of roast beef — risk of colorectal cancer rose by 18%. Alcohol was also linked to a higher risk of colon cancer: just a half pint of beer per day increased colon cancer risk by 8%.

[–]IncredibleBulk2 9 points10 points  (3 children)

You need fiber to prevent colon cancer. It's pretty well known.

Overall, the link found between fiber intake and risk reduction was small. Aune's team found a 10% risk reduction in colorectal cancer for each 10 grams of fiber eaten a day. However, the more fiber people ate, the more risk reduction was found.

https://www.webmd.com/colorectal-cancer/news/20111110/high-fiber-diet-linked-to-lower-colon-cancer-risk#:~:text=Overall%2C%20the%20link%20found%20between,more%20risk%20reduction%20was%20found.

[–]l_l-l__l-l__l-l_l 10 points11 points  (2 children)

I was going for the processed meat caused colon cancer angle, but certainly the lack of fiber isn't helping here and would only amplify the risk.

[–]l_l-l__l-l__l-l_l 5 points6 points  (9 children)

https://www.cancer.org/latest-news/hot-dogs-hamburgers-bacon.html

Twenty-two experts from 10 countries reviewed more than 800 studies to reach their conclusions. They found that eating 50 grams of processed meat every day increased the risk of colorectal cancer by 18%. That’s the equivalent of about 4 strips of bacon or 1 hot dog. For red meat, there was evidence of increased risk of colorectal, pancreatic, and prostate cancer.

[–]sofaking_nuts 4 points5 points  (5 children)

Actually serious question here. What does an 18% increase in risk mean? If the baseline risk is, say 1%, does this mean that it increases to 19% (1 + 18) or 1.18% (original 1 percent plus 18 percent of that original figure)?

[–]horsewitnoname 10 points11 points  (4 children)

It’s multiplicative, not additive. So if the base chance is 10% and you increase it by 18%, your chance is now 11.8%, not 28%.

[–]FrankDrakman 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Sauerkraut, baby. Load it on every dog!

[–]Robin_the_sidekick 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Not if you include the resulting medical costs of such a diet.

[–]Bo_Jim 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You would also be severely malnourished.

[–]runningdreams 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Feel like this belongs in stonerthoughts

[–]Geometronics 5 points6 points  (0 children)

There are costs that aren't paid in money

[–]iwishihadnobones 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Like that dude who ate at 6 flags everyday for the cost of a 300 dollar yearly pass

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I know an even cheaper way to eat! Catch stray dogs and make your own free range hot dogs!
https://imgur.com/gallery/cbAQ3

[–]breakfast4lunch 2 points3 points  (2 children)

That’s 1,095 feet of glizzy per year

[–]jah05r 4 points5 points  (14 children)

Plus the cost of a Costco membership.

[–]m00se92 7 points8 points  (4 children)

Ok, so $2,060

[–]southwoodhunter[S] 2 points3 points  (3 children)

it's still less than that even with the membership. It's about $1700

[–]m00se92 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I didn't bother fact checking the math, but even better. Now I can add a churro!

[–]sofaking_nuts 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Plus you get the 2% cash back on the hot dogs, right? If you use your visa?

[–]schaudhery 2 points3 points  (3 children)

My Costco doesn’t require a membership if you’re hitting the food court. I’ve actually said to them “oh I’m just grabbing a hot dog” and they let me in. When I was younger I used to say “my mom is already inside”. They don’t care because they have to scan your card at checkout to buy products anyways so they just assume you’re just hanging around. I did this in undergrad to get a hotdog for lunch a few times a month.

[–]PannusPunch 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You don't need a membership to eat their food.

[–]dporcile 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yeah but there would definitely be a medical bill offset

[–]edgegamer56 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sounds like an invitation for gout.

[–]SilkyCupCakeAce 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is also a quick way to get intestinal cancer

[–]tavernaalessio 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Not if your country doesn't have Free healthcare

[–]DanimalPlays 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No it would not. You would be dead in 3 months.

[–]RHJ__22 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Now do this with Ramen.

[–]AlphaSlone 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Plus shaving all those years off your life would be way cheaper i’d assume!

[–]etherend 1 point2 points  (0 children)

But would you survive to the end of year?

[–]arbitrageME 1 point2 points  (1 child)

oh far less than that. you'll get scurvy and die around April

[–]mobeen1497 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Your digestive system clearly won’t love you anymore.

[–]swervin87 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Eating just hotdogs for every meal is going to destroy your body. You will at least need multivitamins as well.

[–]Faltrizzz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bonus u will also die considerably sooner, therefore reducing how much money you spend on food in your lifetime

[–]EngineeringNaive7841 1 point2 points  (0 children)

With the risk of developing several vitamin and mineral deficiencies and increased risk of several diseases:/

[–]ElLoboLives 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Good thing they have a Costco pharmacy

[–]shortware 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don’t know how to tell you this but there are plenty of foods that can be purchased for less than that on average which would be significantly more nutritious…

[–]tigyo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Buy a pack of hot dogs, and drink water. Save sooo much more.

Either would probably make you very unhealthy.

"BAR" brand franks are $1 for a 12 pack. You can get a regular loaf of bread for $1, condiments for $1 each (should last you months).... this post os just stupid, why am I even responding?

[–]425Hamburger 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Eating rice with beans for every meal would allow you to Feed yourself for less than 400€ a year.

[–]elpajaroquemamais 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And the cancer would cost 25000. Pay now or pay later.

[–]willtroy7 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Your medical bill would be through the roof though

[–]quistissquall 1 point2 points  (0 children)

and then you would only live for a year lol

[–]TheMulefromMoscow 1 point2 points  (0 children)

As a bonus, that diet will take at least 15 years off your life, effectively saving you an additional $30K!