Don Gorske, a Wisconsin corrections officer, is in “good shape” after eating 23,000 Big Macs. He has, however, cut down on his consumption of french fries, which have a higher fat ratio than hamburgers. I lost ten pounds while working at McDonald’s, and eating lots of Big Macs and Quarter Pounders. A Richmond man lost 86 pounds. Soso Whaley also lost weight on a McDonalds’ diet. McDonald’s food is no fattier than many more expensive restaurants’. But that hasn’t stopped trial lawyers from suing McDonalds and blaming it for their clients being fat. Nor has it stopped the Los Angeles City Council from practicing “Food Apartheid,” by banning new fast food joints in predominantly-minority South-Central L.A. The City cites the putative health care costs of obesity. But the net effect of banning fast-food restaurants may be to increase obesity by increasing purchases on fatty and sugary packaged-foods from convenience stores.