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Mon. Jan 1, 12:00am

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not fast food - but the chocolate covered candies from the self serve bin at target/grocery are something I find too hard to resist. I get some once a week otherwise I would obsess over them and binge on something else.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 9:03 AM

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Here is my solution, since I hope you are not trying to inspire people to think about and get their or someone else's favorite unhealthy thing:

If I am working late and haven't brought dinner and won't make it home for dinner or whatever i'll get:

1 double cheeseburger 440 cal.
1 grilled snack wrap 260 cal.
1 cup of water

or

1 double cheeseburger 440 cal.
1 small fries
1 light lemonade


That is 700 calories and okayish amount for diet plus it is $3 or less. In general I try to avoid this though b/c it is not very healthy. I think twice a week for a couple of BKBB is not a good idea, get in the habit of eating a healthy breakfast before you leave the house and go straight to work every time.



Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 9:49 AM

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A couple breakfast burritos?! Why not just one?

Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 10:00 AM

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i have to admit, stopping for breakfast is my weakness. I do it WAY too much. It's not healthy, it's certainly not cheap, but it's convenient. And it fills me up for hours, usually I don't have to eat lunch then.

I have been working on this goal since last November. I went two months without eating out, and then right back in the habit. ISH.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 10:32 AM

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OMG I just looked those things up, you are eating 780 calories there with two BKBBs! (50 g. fat !)
Break the bad habit by eating a nice convienent breakfast at home every day- get a protein shake, some oatmeal, eggs, yogurt, cereal, fruit whatever is substantial enough but easy for you. Try 600 calories of healthy stuff at first to break the habit. And do not ever stop for food on your way to work! Ever.

You can do it!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 10:49 AM

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If you don't have time for breakfast then pack one that you can take with you the night before. I put oatmeal, raisens, nuts, and cut up an apple to add to the mixture in the morning. Then all you have to do is add water and pop in the microwave.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 11:27 AM

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Why not take a protein meal bar with you for a fast food idea! That and water will fill you up and be better for you!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 11:35 AM

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If the jump from a couple BKBBs to super healthy breakfast is overwhelming try getting Boca microwavable breakfast burritos or something similar.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 11:36 AM

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I've been in groups with too many members who can't give up their near-daily fast food habits. Since I've never seen one of them succeed in losing weight before they finally give up and go away, I associate this behavior as a sign that someone is not committed to making healthy changes. You may think you are on a superficial level, but you're really not.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 11:42 AM

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Is this thread serious?

First off, you have the ability to drive right past the King. If your excuse is that it is fast ans you just don't have time then might I suggest that losing weight and eating healthy is really not your desire.

Sunday night cook 2 cups of Steel cut oats and put it in the fridge.

Set your alarm clock 15 minutes earlier, get up, heat a scoop of the oats and stir in some cinnamon and a banana. Tak an apple and a handfull of almonds with you on your drive. When your drive by BK start eating the nuts and the apple and drive on by.

Be sure to flip the King off for me when you drive by for enslaving 3/4 of this natioin into Trans fat Hell.

On a side note, think of this the next time anyone craves burgers and fries.

Trans fat has a half life in your body of 120 days.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 12:08 PM

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thanks for the positive input 12:08, but not everyone can eat oatmeal. i stop and get low carb bowls in the morning because it fits my diet and my allergies. Nuts don't work either.

I think people who eat out are series about losing weight, but there are days when when I don't have 2 seconds to put together anything within my allergy range (and we're talking 40 food allergies). Doesn't mean I'm committed on a "superficial level", it means my priorities that morning or even the evening before weren't on me, but my family. Doesn't mean I'm not committed just because once in a while I stop and get a low carb breakfast bowl.


Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 12:22 PM

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Going cold turkey might not be the way for you since you have developed the habit of stopping so frequently for two BKBBs. Go slow and wean yourself otherwise you run the risk of falling off the wagon and eating a six-pack of those BKBB fat pockets.

Watch Supersize me to see what you are consuming will actually do to your body- not that you eat every meal at BK, but still, the amount of times that you do stop for breakfast there has to be doing the same type of damage just at a slower pace.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 12:33 PM

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Changing your life

I understand the fast food addiction. About 1.5 years ago, I was stopping for breakfast monday through friday at McDonald's on the way to work, and then some fast food for lunch. Usually it was Burger King, Taco Bell, McDonald's, Arby's, etc. Since December 2006, I have only stopped at BK once, and that was a special "treat" night. I have only had McDonald's breakfast twice since then. For me, it was much easier to stop at the fast food places than to come home and cook. Doing this also got me up to 231 pounds. It's not easy to just quit overnight, but at least try to wean yourself off of it. It took me a long time, but now I don't even want any of the greasy burgers. It's not just about the amount of calories, but the nutrition of what is going into your body. Take it one day at a time and tell yourself that you don't need it! Don't let food control you! Good luck!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 12:40 PM

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12:22

The foods were just suggestions. Educate yourself on what works and is healthy and make a life change. Saying that you just can't seem to help yourself is not valid justification. You either want this or you don't. My definition of Peer Trainer is not to sympathize will other people's weeknesses. I come here to suggest and receive solutions to legitimate issues to change my life and support others when they make a change.

If you feel that my actions are not appropriate, this may not be the right place for me and I may have gotten the wrong idea about why people are here.

I am not trying to be mean, or tough or rude, but losing weight and eating right is a lifetime commitment and it requires pain and suffering to get there. Find a solution to this. Take another route. I know you can do it.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 12:45 PM

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Stopping at a fast food restaurant takes at least 5-10 minutes, when you consider pulling off of the road, parking and going in, or waiting in the drive-through line, etc. Even if no one is in line, it still takes at least 5 minutes. So, people who say they stop there b/c they don't have time to make something are truly fooling themselves!

And, anyone who thinks they need "a couple" breakfast burritos is also fooling themselves; one is more than enough calories for anyone for breakfast! A couple is just overindulgence.

To the person with the allergies who gets a low-carb bowl, you obviously aren't the OP, since he/she gets burritos, so why are you trying to put down people who are trying to help the OP??

Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 2:17 PM

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I like 12:08's suggestion to flip them off as you drive on by - express that animosity ! ! - for many of us they are the enemy!

I have a McDonald's RIGHT by my office and I have to really psych myself up when there is a ready for it's Hollywood closeup McBreakfast Burrito wafting it's imaginarily delicious scent into my brain from the TV in the gym right after my small breakfast and crazy workout! I have a small healthy snack when I get to work instead.

Stay strong!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 2:31 PM

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You really aren't committed, and I back my original assessment that you are only superficially interested in losing the weight.

- You know you need breakfast in the morning.
- You know that time will always be an issue.
- You know what you are allergic to.
- YOU CAN PLAN

There really is no excuse for not having something wrapped in the fridge or portioned into a baggie or whatever ready for you to eat in 90 seconds or less or take with you if you can't manage it before you leave the house. Come on, a stop at BK takes longer than that, so there's one excuse no one is buying. You are trying to justify your poor diet choices by pretending that you have no control over the situation.

And right there, in your initial post, you finish with "Does anyone else have a favorite fast food?" I mean, are you looking for public approval, understanding, enabling? Do you think that if other people share your problem, it's more acceptable?

Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 2:33 PM

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2:33

What is the story, don't you ever crave the McBreakfast?
I agree the finishing question was bad, but c'mon, that is my world too. I eat very clean the vast majority of the time, but I am certainly tempted. Why the Gunny Highway approach, is that going to work for this person? There are people in here like you and me who kick &*% in the gym and are disciplined about food but there are also low motivated people who are trying to get out of a bad rut and I'm not sure "yelling" would help those types. It is what you and I need, but not BKBB man. He needs a "you CAN break the habit..try this...", not a you are a sucky loser who will never be healthy!"

-2:31

Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 3:05 PM

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12:22 checking back in.

I see I have a few rebuttles to make.

12:45--I didn't justify my actions at stopping here and there for lc food at the drive through by not having time. I merely said because I don't have time, this is what I do--not that it's the best solution or the one I choose, but I am still sticking to my LC diet even with eating out.

This has, in fact, help me to drop 45 pounds, lower my cholesterol, lower my blood pressure and got me off meds, and stabilized by hypothyroid. As I said, it's not the best option, but it is a back up when I need it and I can stick to my plan. I don't think that's a bad thing. It is my weakness only in the matter of time, not habit or addiction to cravings. Those are far more threatening habits.

2:17: it doesn't take but 4 minutes where I live. To stop at the store and pick up groceries, unpack them, cook them up, wait for them to cool, and put in containers takes a lot longer than that. Again, I am a full time worker and a full time single parent, working out 5 days a week on my lunch time, and coaching my son's little league and my daughter's fast pitch. So, 4 minutes vs. an hour of prep and cooking is not fooling myself.

And where did I put down people helping the OP? Did I not state those were great suggestions?

It would be nice to have a conversation with people without getting put down, called names, or degrated for not sharing in the same opinion.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 4:22 PM

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12:22 congratulations on your success... that is great ! !
this thread is geeting confusing now though... start a new one on your totally different concerns if you want to hash this interesting stuff out b/c you are talking about somthing pretty dissimilar to the original post which was eating really unhealthy stuff...

-9:49

Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 4:32 PM

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Thank you 9:49/4:32 for the congrats! it's not easy, but it's working and I deserve it. You are right, it's not the same, but no one should jump down the OP's throat for eating out or making bad choices. Those are choices only she can make and who are we to say different.

Good luck to you!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 4:45 PM

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...well I will say that 780 calories in two BKBBs (50 g. fat) requires a different choice and some redirection.



Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 4:53 PM

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For me, when I wake up the next morning guilt free from eating and working out the previous day, and I see a rib pop out or a new muscle, that is enough reward for me to go and eat some yogurt for breakfast. With those kind of rewards, drive thrus don't tempt me because I just lost another pound.

Maybe the prob is that you are not seeing the results due to the fact you don't give yourself a chance before indulging. Make a one month commitment and see that the weight truly does come off.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 5:10 PM

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I agree with you 4:53, but only the OP can decide that.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 5:16 PM

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nice comment 5:10 !

Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 5:21 PM

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