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Old 04-30-2014, 02:15 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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My parents literally live on McDonalds food. So sometimes my kids and I end up eating there with them. I always eat a McDouble...390 calories, 33 carbs, and 23 grams of protein. Their grilled chicken snack wrap is another decent choice, 270 calories, 25 carbs and 16 grams of protein. I'm eating between 1000 and 1200 calories a day, and either of those meals fits within my diet and doesn't cause me to go over my calories for the day. I have to make sure that I get enough protein in the meal to balance out the number of carbs, so the yogurt parfait doesn't work for me.

I haven't really looked at what options at other fast food restaurants would work for me, since I don't eat fast food unless I'm with my parents, and they only eat McDonalds. (I do feed them real food whenever they come over, to try to balance out all that McDonalds.)
Sounds like your trying to do the right thing. People think that it's all about the fat... it's not it's about the right blends of protein fat and carbs.

People that do low fat diets end up consuming way to many carbs and that wreaks havoc on the blood sugar and hunger spikes and the like. It's more about food combo's than eliminating any one thing from their diets.

I hear people talking about all that had for a meal for 3 or 4 pieces of fruit...... and they're thinking how healthy they are... LOL...... back off some of the fruit in one setting, add some cheese and or nuts to get some protein and fat and you'd better off.

The key with fast food is to limit how much you eat and also to not load up on too much breading and french fries as well.

A burger with some lettuce and tomato and maybe cheese is much better overall than eating just an order of fries or onion rings or the like.

Some places have half way decent salads too, again if you get creative you can do OK if needed.
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Old 04-30-2014, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Most have outrageous levels of calories.
A fast-food salad will have "outrageous levels" of calories only when you use the entire packet of dressing than comes with it.

"Use your head and practice moderation" is a better answer.

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one meal isn't going to do you in.
Amazing how people forget that, isn't it?

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Moderation is really the name of the game here.
And that, too!

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On the rare times that I do go to fast food places 3-4 times a year, I always get a kick when the obese person in front of me orders the big super sized fat burger and fries and a "diet coke" to wash it down.
So nice that you get a 'kick' at others' expense. Do you feel better about yourself now?
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Old 04-30-2014, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Water.

Potatoes grown conventionally have ridiculous amounts of pesticides.
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Old 04-30-2014, 04:20 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I will usually have the salad, but skip the dressing, a water (no soda) and a grilled chicken sandwich (skip the mayo and dressing).
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Old 04-30-2014, 05:07 PM
 
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I think some of the FF places now have grilled fish sandwiches. You could get one of those dry and toss the bun or toss half the bun. Also get a side salad but watch the dressing. Do some FF places also serve cups of fruit?
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Old 04-30-2014, 05:17 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Potatoes are not unhealthy. They are an actual vegetable with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Better to eat a real food than some fake made up concoction.

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Old 04-30-2014, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Warren, OH
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Water.

Pretty much how I feel. Perhaps Chipolte is not that bad. They are phasing out GMO corn.
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Old 04-30-2014, 05:39 PM
 
Location: CO
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On the rare times that I do go to fast food places 3-4 times a year, I always get a kick when the obese person in front of me orders the big super sized fat burger and fries and a "diet coke" to wash it down.
Diet Coke is all about the taste, not the "diet" part.
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Old 04-30-2014, 06:24 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I love Mexican fast food (Chipotle) and will leave out the sour cream, etc. I will usually get a veggie burrito or a carnitas burrito and go light on the rice (about 1/4 of normal), leave out the sour cream for a lower carbohydrate meal.
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Old 04-30-2014, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Earth
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So my commentary is off topic, if I say none, means no food that you get from a fast food restaurant is healthy. Why you can not respect my opinion?
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