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Posted: 13 May 2014, 17:51
I have such a bad craving for McDonald's. Im trying to fight it, but im a week away from my period and thats usually when I hit the junk food hard. Im gona try real hard to not give in..thats all for now

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Posted: 14 May 2014, 02:07
You know what? As long as it fits into your macros, you'll be fine. There are a certain amount of calories, carbs, protein, and fats in whatever you'd get from Mc Donalds, so go ahead and enjoy it. Then adjust the rest of your meals for that day to ensure you don't go over your calories, protein, carbs, and fats.
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Posted: 14 May 2014, 02:14
But you can also get a salad wrap from McDonald's and if you need a junk food fix, just have a small fries and ask them to do you one without added salt. By the time you've got a bit of ketchup to dunk your chips in, you hardly notice no salt and you may even get used to it. Hang in there.

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Posted: 14 May 2014, 06:29
Heck no, just stay away.... McDonald's is crap. Their salads might be a better option, but can still be high calorie. Think about what they put in their sandwiches - google it. Ketchup is loaded w/ sugar and sodium and calories - seriously look at how little 1 tbsp is. If you plan your meals and make sure they are good tasting, then you should be able to avoid a temptation like McDonalds. I prepare my lunches on Sunday, then pack em up every morning. I make sure it is good stuff that I like and enough to satisfy so that I don't get tempted to go out to eat. Occasionaly I will eat lunch out, but never fast food - if you commit to one month without fast food, you will crave it less. I absolutely refuse to spend money on fast food. If I eat out, I want it to be good food, healthy food, and not just some chemicals rolled in a patty!

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Posted: 15 May 2014, 19:45
I actually never eat it, cause of how many calories and fat are in it. Its just those awful cravings we ladies hav every month. But thanks for the support and feedback. Im a 39yr old mother who is married and my weight is down to 119. I'm feeling much better bout losing those stubborn 3 pounds. And I do hav to say I look hot for turning 40 this year.

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Posted: 15 May 2014, 20:37
Good for you! Can I suggest that you watch a few docudrama's about how the meat is grown for McD's? and other fast food chains.. there is so much demand for meat that the poor cows never see a blade of grass are so hormone induced and so sad, once watched you'll never crave again... Food Inc, Forks over Knives, Frankensteer, just to name a few....

and this for the buns

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Posted: 15 May 2014, 21:03
I really needed a job and there weren't many in the area at that time. Used to work for Mcd's when they still actually hand made their biscuits, that changed while I was there. Most of the food including buns are loaded with msg. For example: Not sure about now but the biscuits used to come in frozen in cardboard trays wrapped in a plastic wrap. The whole package was tossed frozen into a convection oven and finished baking with the wrappings on. Never thought that was good for anyone. I steer clear of fast food as much as possible.
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Posted: 15 May 2014, 21:12
What about making your own burger at home, with ground bison, whole wheat bun, and a bit of lettuce and tomato, perhaps some avocado instead of ketchup or mayonnaise? As for fries, you could use sweet potato (fries) instead. It's a bigger serving, and a lot more nutritious.
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