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August 20, 2013 4:07 PM
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Fast food chains such as McDonalds use a shocking amount of various different chemicals. There could be all sorts of stuff in those sandwhiches, and really if you're serious about weight/fat loss you shouldn't even consider going near them.. Aside from the fact there's probably some coating on the chicken containing masses of fat, it could contain chemicals right from improving the flavour, or what let t keep so long before it was cooked!

I wouldn't touch them if you are serious about it, in fact I wouldn't touch anything you haven't put together yourself.. Make yourself a small packed lunch, it only takes 5 minutes in the morning!


Seriously?? I don't doubt that there are chemicals in all food--including the food you are making at home, but there are healthy options at fast food restaurants that allow a person to still lose/maintain their diet. Fixing every single meal from home is just not feasible for some people.

ETA: I also enjoy the occassional grilled chicken (no mayo) or grilled chicken snack wrap. Lately I've been grabbing their egg white delight once or twice during the week for breakfast for something different.
August 20, 2013 4:14 PM
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I prefer the occasional snackwrap myself.


Grilled sweet chili chicken wrap has been my go-to lately. I love those!
August 20, 2013 4:21 PM
Grilled chicken bacon ranch salad is so yummy it doesn't even need dressing!
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August 21, 2013 8:45 AM
Dont worry about it and eat what you want, just make sure it fits into your dayly requirements. I eat at Mcds multiple times a week("healthier choices") and I've still managed to lose over 20lbs so far.
August 21, 2013 8:51 AM
Look at what that chicken has in it. Doesn't it sound appetizing!

GRILLED CHICKEN FILLET
Allergens: SOY LECITHIN
Prepared with Liquid Margarine: Liquid soybean oil and hydrogenated cottonseed and soybean oils, water, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, salt, soy lecithin, mono-and diglycerides, sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate (preservatives), artificial flavor, citric acid, vitamin A palmitate, beta carotene (color), SOY LECITHIN
Ingredients: Chicken Breast Fillet with Rib Meat, Water, Seasoning (Rice Starch, Salt, Sugar, Yeast Extract, Canola Oil, Onion Powder, Maltodextrin, Chicken Skin, Paprika, Flavor, Sunflower Oil, Chicken, Garlic Powder, Chicken Fat, Spices), Sodium Phosphates.

Prepared with Liquid Margarine: Liquid Soybean Oil and Hydrogenated Cottonseed and Soybean Oils, Water, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Salt, Soy Lecithin, Mono-and Diglycerides, Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate (Preservatives), Artificial Flavor, Citric Acid, Vitamin A Palmitate, Beta Carotene (Color).

CONTAINS: SOY LECITHIN
Prepared with Liquid Margarine: Liquid soybean oil and hydrogenated cottonseed and soybean oils, water, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, salt, soy lecithin, mono-and diglycerides, sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate (preservatives), artificial flavor, citric acid, vitamin A palmitate, beta carotene (color).
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August 21, 2013 9:09 AM
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Look at what that chicken has in it. Doesn't it sound appetizing!

GRILLED CHICKEN FILLET
Allergens: SOY LECITHIN
Prepared with Liquid Margarine: Liquid soybean oil and hydrogenated cottonseed and soybean oils, water, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, salt, soy lecithin, mono-and diglycerides, sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate (preservatives), artificial flavor, citric acid, vitamin A palmitate, beta carotene (color), SOY LECITHIN
Ingredients: Chicken Breast Fillet with Rib Meat, Water, Seasoning (Rice Starch, Salt, Sugar, Yeast Extract, Canola Oil, Onion Powder, Maltodextrin, Chicken Skin, Paprika, Flavor, Sunflower Oil, Chicken, Garlic Powder, Chicken Fat, Spices), Sodium Phosphates.

Prepared with Liquid Margarine: Liquid Soybean Oil and Hydrogenated Cottonseed and Soybean Oils, Water, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Salt, Soy Lecithin, Mono-and Diglycerides, Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate (Preservatives), Artificial Flavor, Citric Acid, Vitamin A Palmitate, Beta Carotene (Color).

CONTAINS: SOY LECITHIN
Prepared with Liquid Margarine: Liquid soybean oil and hydrogenated cottonseed and soybean oils, water, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, salt, soy lecithin, mono-and diglycerides, sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate (preservatives), artificial flavor, citric acid, vitamin A palmitate, beta carotene (color).


All those things together taste delicious!
August 21, 2013 9:11 AM
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Look at what that chicken has in it. Doesn't it sound appetizing!

GRILLED CHICKEN FILLET
Allergens: SOY LECITHIN
Prepared with Liquid Margarine: Liquid soybean oil and hydrogenated cottonseed and soybean oils, water, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, salt, soy lecithin, mono-and diglycerides, sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate (preservatives), artificial flavor, citric acid, vitamin A palmitate, beta carotene (color), SOY LECITHIN
Ingredients: Chicken Breast Fillet with Rib Meat, Water, Seasoning (Rice Starch, Salt, Sugar, Yeast Extract, Canola Oil, Onion Powder, Maltodextrin, Chicken Skin, Paprika, Flavor, Sunflower Oil, Chicken, Garlic Powder, Chicken Fat, Spices), Sodium Phosphates.

Prepared with Liquid Margarine: Liquid Soybean Oil and Hydrogenated Cottonseed and Soybean Oils, Water, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Salt, Soy Lecithin, Mono-and Diglycerides, Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate (Preservatives), Artificial Flavor, Citric Acid, Vitamin A Palmitate, Beta Carotene (Color).

CONTAINS: SOY LECITHIN
Prepared with Liquid Margarine: Liquid soybean oil and hydrogenated cottonseed and soybean oils, water, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, salt, soy lecithin, mono-and diglycerides, sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate (preservatives), artificial flavor, citric acid, vitamin A palmitate, beta carotene (color).


Would, and do, eat.
August 21, 2013 9:33 AM
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I also find it ironic that they support Ronald McDonald House for families of sick children, while they actively contribute to the ill health of these children.


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August 21, 2013 9:48 AM
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I also find it ironic that they support Ronald McDonald House for families of sick children, while they actively contribute to the ill health of these children.


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My thoughts exactly when I read that....

haters are always going to hate.
  16535664
August 21, 2013 10:02 AM
Or alternately, public health professionals look at the big picture of health in populations, and appreciate some serious irony on the part of hypocritical corporation.
August 21, 2013 10:05 AM
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Or alternately, public health professionals look at the big picture of health in populations, and appreciate some serious irony on the part of hypocritical corporation.


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August 21, 2013 10:09 AM
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The chicken McDonalds uses is full of hormones. These hormones mess up you internal hormone balance and cause you to gain weight among other nasty side effect (depression, bloating, hair loss, unexplained nausea..etc).. Eat this as a treat but i don't think you want to be eating this every single day!


Yo, Dawg. I heard you like hormones. So I put hormones in your hormones.
  14496283
August 21, 2013 10:18 AM
Enjoy them as long as they are within your plan
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August 21, 2013 10:37 AM
I just want to say that i loved reading this thread today..some of you really put a smile on my face and now I am actually planning to fit McDonalds in tonight and maybe some mayo too!

The things that stress our lives out so much...
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August 21, 2013 10:42 AM
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Look at what that chicken has in it. Doesn't it sound appetizing!

GRILLED CHICKEN FILLET
Allergens: SOY LECITHIN
Prepared with Liquid Margarine: Liquid soybean oil and hydrogenated cottonseed and soybean oils, water, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, salt, soy lecithin, mono-and diglycerides, sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate (preservatives), artificial flavor, citric acid, vitamin A palmitate, beta carotene (color), SOY LECITHIN
Ingredients: Chicken Breast Fillet with Rib Meat, Water, Seasoning (Rice Starch, Salt, Sugar, Yeast Extract, Canola Oil, Onion Powder, Maltodextrin, Chicken Skin, Paprika, Flavor, Sunflower Oil, Chicken, Garlic Powder, Chicken Fat, Spices), Sodium Phosphates.

Prepared with Liquid Margarine: Liquid Soybean Oil and Hydrogenated Cottonseed and Soybean Oils, Water, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Salt, Soy Lecithin, Mono-and Diglycerides, Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate (Preservatives), Artificial Flavor, Citric Acid, Vitamin A Palmitate, Beta Carotene (Color).

CONTAINS: SOY LECITHIN
Prepared with Liquid Margarine: Liquid soybean oil and hydrogenated cottonseed and soybean oils, water, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, salt, soy lecithin, mono-and diglycerides, sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate (preservatives), artificial flavor, citric acid, vitamin A palmitate, beta carotene (color).


If that's the case.....I'll take 2 please.
August 21, 2013 10:43 AM
Because it's not FOOD!

It looks like and tastes like food but it is more of a chemistry experiment!
August 21, 2013 10:45 AM
IIFYM, why not right?

I try to leave out the bun because my skin doesn't like wheat gluten (I break out) and also because it's a big part of the carbs and around 1/2 the sodium right there. But if it works for you I point you back to my first statement just above this one :)
August 21, 2013 10:58 AM
I ate light yesterday in preparation for having Wendy's last night before a concert. I had a grilled chicken sandwich (WITH MAYO) and a small fry. And I still had calories left over for a hard cider at the concert. I definitely don't regret it.
August 21, 2013 11:11 AM
Ha! Found it. From the McDonalds Site... I prepare Tyson chicken at home every night.

"Is your meat real or fake?

Despite all those myths out there, none of our meat is fake! McDonald’s uses only 100% USDA-inspected beef from real beef cattle to make our burger patties. Our chicken is 100% USDA-inspected real chicken, supplied by industry leaders like Tyson Foods and Keystone Foods, and the same high standards apply to our 100% pork."
Edited by FrnkLft On August 21, 2013 11:14 AM
August 21, 2013 12:06 PM
If you like it, eat it.

I took my daughter to a McD the other day and ordered a grilled chicken wrap. Personally, because 95% of the food I eat is prepared at home (and the other 5% is from good restaurants), I found that it tasted like crap. I took it apart and ate some of the cheese and lettuce but could only choke down a couple of bites of the chicken. Maybe it's psychological (EVIL fast food!), but it just had a rubbery consistency and a weird after taste. Frankly, I'm glad I feel this way, because fast food is in no way a temptation for me.
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August 21, 2013 12:14 PM
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Maybe it's psychological (EVIL fast food!), but it just had a rubbery consistency and a weird after taste.


It's not fresh, which leads to the consistency and taste issues. You probably don't serve prefrozen/quick thaw meat at home. The difference may be in your head a bit, but it's pretty much a duh - there's no way they can get fresh food and quality preparation to the incredible number of customers they have. They're doing a pretty admirable job of keeping it relatively healthy lately, all things considered. The taste just isn't going to get there. Food is mostly just riding the salt content.
August 21, 2013 2:18 PM
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I prefer the occasional snackwrap myself.


Grilled sweet chili chicken wrap has been my go-to lately. I love those!


I haven't tried that one yet love. I did have one of the grilled chicken sandwiches, and wasn't impressed. It comes nowhere close to the niceness of a wendy's spicy chicken sandwich.

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August 21, 2013 2:40 PM
There's nothing wrong with eating them. They're perfect for Post workout. That with no mayo, a side salad and maybe water or diet drink, you good to go. Just don't over do it and keep it at portion size.

Flex Magazines recommended it on their magazine a while back. Things you can eat at McDonalds if you're hitting the weights. Check it out www.flexonline.com
August 21, 2013 3:54 PM
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Maybe it's psychological (EVIL fast food!), but it just had a rubbery consistency and a weird after taste.


It's not fresh, which leads to the consistency and taste issues. You probably don't serve prefrozen/quick thaw meat at home. The difference may be in your head a bit, but it's pretty much a duh - there's no way they can get fresh food and quality preparation to the incredible number of customers they have. They're doing a pretty admirable job of keeping it relatively healthy lately, all things considered. The taste just isn't going to get there. Food is mostly just riding the salt content.


I agree with you. I think it tastes like crap and I don't know why people love it so much. I think if people took a little time to prepare fresh food, they'd quickly lose their taste for fast food garbage. But that's just me and my opinion...don't want to offend anyone! Lord knows I've done enough of that lately! :)
  23877604
August 21, 2013 4:09 PM
uh, whatever.
I cook many, many meals at home and I have learned many, many complex and tasty recipes to do at home from my brother who is a chef/owner of a very successful restaurant and guess what ???
He and I both agree that the Egg White Delight might be one of the most delicious lower calorie breakfast items ever.


And the sweet chili chicken wrap aint half bad either
Edited by mheebner On August 21, 2013 4:11 PM
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