Philly’s Love of Cheesesteaks…More Harm Than Good?

Yeah, we all know cheesesteaks are terrible for us, but many continue to eat them anyways.  In fact, when interviewing people for the cheesesteak project below, I came across some people who said they indulged in cheesesteaks two to three times a week!  Thats a heck of a lot of grease and calories they are consuming ever week.

Since I’m a vegetarian, I no longer eat cheesesteaks, although I can’t say I ever really did habitually eat them.  However, for the brief time I wasn’t a v

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I've never ever made a cheesesteak...so this is the best picture I could find...fried onions on your cheesesteak anyone?

egetarian, I did consume a cheesesteak.  I moved to Philly and felt I had to try one, just for the true Philadelphia experience…While I might get a lot of flack from my fellow Philadelphians, following my first few bites of a Jim’s cheesesteak (one of the 3 well-known, famous places on South Street in Philly), I immediately felt that they were overrated.  But, I can’t deny that I may have felt this way because I was never a huge meat-lover to begin with.  Nonetheless, I never went back to stand in one of those 45 minute lines just get get a notoriously greasy cheesesteak.

Whether a cheesesteak lover or not, check out the following audio clip.  Me and some girls from school sat down with an expert and a few people on the street to get the real scoop on Philly’s love of cheesesteaks and how they may be taking a toll on our health.

Philly Cheesesteaks

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    Christina
    October 29, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    hey! looks like we have a lot in common- although I go to school in baltimore- I too am from the philly area! hoping to go to PA school at PCOM or drexel once I graduate college! anyway- I have to agree with you about cheese steaks- not a HUGE fan at all. I dont hate them but I also do not love them. all of my friends- mainly guy friends- from high school are addicted to genos. I got drug there on more than one occassion against my will haha… anyway- I too love to cook and run and I love yoga- SO awesome that you are a yoga teacher! do you teach anywhere in philly? looking forward to reading your blog 😉

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    Christina
    October 29, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    oh and you really should try overnight oats-I have a section for it under my recipes!

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    Liz
    October 29, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    I can see how you would want to try a philly cheeesteak to get the “philly” experience…and I can also see how you would never want one again. I’m not the biggest fan of greasy fast food…actually I’m not a fan at all. Interesting topic. Kinda scary how some people have them upwards of 3 times per week. Yikes!

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    Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    October 30, 2009 at 12:02 am

    I used to LOVE Philly cheese steaks! They were my Subway staple! You can make it vegetarian with mushrooms!

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