My name is John McGran. I am also known as Mr. Bad Food in dieting circles. I like to confess my eating sins and offer tips for you to avoid my mistakes. Ask Me Anything.

John "Mr. Bad Food" McGran
Apr 6, 2017

I created the character, Mr. Bad Food, while working for a diet website in 2000. Mr. Bad Food is an everyday joe who makes dieting mistakes, writes about them in a humorous, conversational way, then offers tips on avoiding such dieting mistakes. I will field questions on foods (fast foods, national brand products and home-cooked meals) and tell you what traps to avoid at the supermarket and/or restaurant.  may also share some of the classic entries from my Worst Foods Hall of Shame -- believe me, you need a strong stomach to simply read about these concoctions.


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Update (Apr 6, 3:29PM EDT):

John "Mr. Bad Food" McGran says:

Mr. Bad Food has been answering your great questions since 10 a.m. ET.... that's closing in on FOUR HOURS!

While I love the back-and-forth allowed by this #HealthAMA feed, I need to take a break. Please note that this AMA will remain open for a week and I will continually check back to answer questions along the way.

Also note that I intend to do these on a monthly basis! Until we eat again, have a happy day!

John

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Do you have a regular column or video?

Apr 6, 2:16PM EDT0

Other than this AMA what are the best ways to stay in touch with Mr. Bad Food?

Apr 6, 2:05PM EDT1

Don't leave just yet! Butter or margarine or a butter substitute?

Apr 6, 1:58PM EDT1

Dry rub or wet sauce – what’s your favorite way to enjoy bar-b-q?

Apr 6, 1:50PM EDT0

Is it considered bad etiquette to bring your own healthier food to a party?

Apr 6, 1:45PM EDT0

Mr. Bad Food has been answering your great questions since 10 a.m. ET.... that's closing in on FOUR HOURS!

While I love the back-and-forth allowed by this #HealthAMA feed, I need to take a break. Please note that this AMA will remain open for a week and I will continually check back to answer questions along the way.

Also note that I intend to do these on a monthly basis! Until we eat again, have a happy day!

John

Apr 6, 1:40PM EDT1

Summer barbecues and backyard parties are fast approaching – what’s on your menu and what should I eat or avoid?

Apr 6, 1:34PM EDT0

Restaurant portions are so large – am I expected to clean my plate?

Apr 6, 1:31PM EDT0

What’s a good way to ruin a good food?

Apr 6, 1:09PM EDT0

What are some of the common dining out mistakes people make?

Apr 6, 1:03PM EDT0

What veggie you can't live without?

Apr 6, 12:57PM EDT0

Are you strictly a US phenomenon or do you have appeal globally?

Apr 6, 12:51PM EDT0

What are your favorite HEALTHY foods?

Apr 6, 12:45PM EDT0

Do you do food reviews as well?

Apr 6, 12:42PM EDT0

Why should I listen to advice from a guy named Mr. Bad Food?

Apr 6, 12:27PM EDT0

I recall seeing your name on several websites – where have you worked as Mr. Bad Food?

Apr 6, 12:17PM EDT1

Does your local McDonald’s have a seat with your name on it?

Apr 6, 12:17PM EDT1

So many options to eat but what's best. Is it raw, slow cook, roasted, steamed?

Apr 6, 12:16PM EDT0

What’s your biggest weakness?

Apr 6, 12:09PM EDT1

What are your top-5 favorite fast food joints?

Apr 6, 12:08PM EDT0
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