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DWROBERGE SparkPoints: (340,855)
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11/3/12 12:01 P

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TCANNO SparkPoints: (111,780)
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11/3/12 5:46 A

well done one


DWROBERGE SparkPoints: (340,855)
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11/3/12 3:51 A

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JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (235,064)
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11/3/12 3:50 A

Get one and eat just half of it.

SUZIEQUE77 SparkPoints: (8,823)
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11/3/12 2:44 A

McDonald' offers reasonably healthy options for me. Yesterday at the airport, my daughter chose this place that served breakfast burritos.I could not got plain eggs and toast or an English muffin, which you can get at McDonald's. So I ordered the burritos. They came with fried potoatoes. I hate wasting food and money but I onlyate the eggs out of the wraps and threw those greasy fat laden wraps away. They were huge. I also threw away all those fattening greasy fried potatoes. I love my daughter but she is one of those who thinks McDonald's is horrible. It sure is better in my opinion than some places she chooses.

Edited by: SUZIEQUE77 at: 11/3/2012 (02:48)
LISAN0415 SparkPoints: (8,577)
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11/3/12 12:45 A

YoJLUEZ- what a great idea, if she is craving it, she can make a lower fat version of it, so smart!

Maybe make a "diet coke float"

I love that suggestion! Next time I crave pizza, I will make a lowfat version! Thanks for the Spark!

BLUBEL1 Posts: 1,003
11/2/12 9:57 P

Cravings will pass if you distract yourself and wait them out.
Remember nothing on their menu is worth getting off track for.
Ads are very real triggers for our brains so of course you feel the way you do. Stay strong. emoticon

YOJULEZ SparkPoints: (15,605)
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11/2/12 6:29 P

You're not actually craving the real McDonald's. You're craving the food that's in the pictures you saw. Like another poster mentioned, the food you get when you actually go there doesn't look much like what you see in the photos.

I would try and figure out a recipe to make at home. I don't know what the spicy chicken mcdeluxe is, but it just sounds like a spicy chicken sandwich...those are easy to make. I make one by tossing the chicken in some flour, then in an egg mixture that has hot sauce or sriracha mixed in, then in panko breadcrumbs that have cayenne pepper mixed in, then I bake it in the oven til it's done, on a rack so the bottom doesn't get soggy.

And, I also agree that the "holier than thou" posters who say they can't stand McDonalds and they would NEVER eat there are not being helpful to the OP whatsoever. I'm sure those same posters have other habits/cravings that other people would NEVER do. How would you feel if you posted a problem about that and someone came on here and said "I would NEVER crave that, gross!".

TURTLERAE55 SparkPoints: (142,280)
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11/2/12 6:01 P

When I crave for something bad. I do eat it, but I workout extra minutes that I'm doing. I always tell myself that I will be on a diet the rest of my life because I love food.

I just exerciser a little longer.

Keep up the good work.

JICKEE Posts: 411
11/2/12 5:58 P

Oreo McFlury, boy do I miss them

JENGOJENGO SparkPoints: (9,626)
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11/2/12 5:25 P

Sorry guys, but saying"McDonalds is revolting, I can't imagine wanting it" is not at all helpful. If you want to help, you could, as some others have, suggest that the OP educate herself about the pitfalls of McD's, or, even better, provide some links.

Now, as to my comment: I feel your pain! I, too, have a weakness for McDonalds, and I have one literally 2 minutes down the road, and on the way to and from the kid's school. Fast food has been a huge contributor to my weight gain. I would love to find a good strategy to completely swear off fast food.

SPOOKY_GIRL13 SparkPoints: (11,024)
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11/2/12 5:10 P

There are a couple things you could potentially do; 1. Look at the ingredients (it works for me. lol...I'm not a big fast food kinda girl)....2. Allow yourself something small, no biggie.....Or you could get the deal and split it with a friend or two.
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Edited by: SPOOKY_GIRL13 at: 11/2/2012 (17:11)
ME230150 SparkPoints: (3,109)
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11/2/12 3:30 P

EAT IT!!!!!

MMEEAAGGX3 SparkPoints: (1,281)
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11/2/12 1:56 P

If you're craving something that bad then LET YOURSELF HAVE IT! Find a way to fit it into your lifestyle. I have lost 140 pounds and I still let myself eat fast food when I want it. Deprivation does not usually work!

JESSMARIE13 SparkPoints: (5,321)
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11/2/12 1:31 P

Watch Supersize Me and you'll never crave McDonald's again...at least that's how it went for me. We had to watch it in gym class in 6th grade. I'm now 20 years old and haven't had McDonald's since then.

ARUSHING2 SparkPoints: (26,830)
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11/2/12 12:48 P


Why anyone equates healthy proteins and fats AND McDs' I don't know.

If I was wedded to McDs' I'd do it like MISSRUTH first suggested.

If I "needed" a great burger and fries and float . . . I'd do it all myself for better taste, better nutrition, better quality, better value. IMHO

If I wanted to invest 900 - 1000 calories, so be it, but more than 9 and 1/2 times out of 10 it's be better balanced and meaningful for my nutritional balance, etc. IMNSHO!

LOUNMOUN Posts: 1,297
11/2/12 12:45 P

Obviously their advertising works.

Throw away the ad and get a healthier treat. Feel good about getting past it.
or
Make your own version of these things at home where you control the size and ingredients.
or
Choose just one item per day to try instead of all three at once.

CAMEOSUN SparkPoints: (79,378)
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11/2/12 12:39 P

Fell off the wagon w/ McD's yesterday. A Sausage McGriddle. Hadn't eaten there in awhile. Still not feeling well today. To much fat in it & too many calories. I'd say let the craving pass - don't give in.
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DURANGOREDDOG Posts: 2,167
11/2/12 12:34 P

Their southwest grilled chicken salad is so good and only 450 calories. Go to it!

RICCILYNN Posts: 2,452
11/2/12 12:22 P

I agree with Miss Ruth... go with a friend and split it... or only eat half now and save the rest for tomorrow if possible. Or get one of the items today, another another day, another a third day... spread it out...Once in a while it won't kill you to eat those things you crave, if you do it in moderation.

1GROVES2 Posts: 10,182
11/2/12 12:07 P

I am sorry...I don`t see how anyone could crave McDs It has been more than a year since I ate there and I am fine with that. I only ate there at that time because I went with co-workers and we need to get our food fastand get back to work.

LOVE4KITTIES Posts: 1,925
11/2/12 10:57 A

Have you ever noticed that, when you actually go and buy the "food", it looks nothing like the very same food they've advertised? The actual "food" is typically squashed in some way, grey or tan, with wilted pieces of lettuce and it's usually tepid, not hot. The "ice cream" is, strangely, not as cold as you'd expect. I think this is because it's not actually ice cream and, so, "freezes" at a higher temperature. The meat has a ton of fillers in it and what actual meat is in it is low quality stuff. The chicken is typically compressed, meaning that they grind it up first and then smash it back together (in nugget or patty shape, probably using something that you would not like to know about to glue the meat particles together again) before coating it with a mixture of who-knows-what sort of "breading" and then deep frying it in oil. Ugh...

TCANNO SparkPoints: (111,780)
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11/2/12 9:40 A

yuck

DIDS70 Posts: 5,070
11/2/12 8:56 A

Hold out. make your own for lots less calories. McD's is one of the worst fast food places.

MISSRUTH Posts: 3,671
11/2/12 8:43 A

Well, if it's 900 calories.... could you go with a friend, order one of each thing, and cut them all in half? And split it all-- 450 calories. Not nutritionally the best choices, but we can eat anything we want. And it would get that craving out of your system.

EOWYN2424 Posts: 5,795
11/2/12 8:15 A

I just had a big and tasty burger last month, that was after abstaining from McDonald's for roughly 2 months. But today, I opened the newspaper and a 6-page, full color glossy ad for McD's fell out of it!

Now I'm craving the spicy chicken mcdeluxe, the coke float and the BBQ McShaker fries that is being advertised, I also want to try the new chicken muffin! Ooooooh! Why do they have to advertise so diligently! Why?!

I know, if I get the burger, coke float AND fries, we're looking at over 900kCal! Bad Idea, right? But I'm dreaming of that deadly trio now! (that's available for a limited time only, according to the ad). Help!

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