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June 15, 2012 12:08 PM
Burgers are easily my favorite food in the world. My healthier alternatives now are veggie burgers without the bun, cheese, barbeque sauce, mayo, bacon, etc. Honestly the Morningstar Spicy Black Bean Burger and even their Veggie Garden Patties have pretty much helped control my burger cravings without being overboard on calories and excess fat. Maybe go veggie instead?
June 15, 2012 12:09 PM
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I don't believe in traditional "diets". We need to adjust our overall eating to something we can maintain forever- diet in the broadest term.

Instead of looking at the calories by the day, try to think by the week. Sure, the burger will put you over today, but could you eat a little less for the next few days - just by 50 calories or so - so that within a 7 day period your calories average to what your daily total should be? It's a little extra work, but I think it helps to put everything in perspective.

Were it me, and I was hungry, I'd have it. Just skip the high calorie toppings- stick to veggies, mustard, ketchup, etc....


This!
  4852335
June 15, 2012 12:09 PM
make & eat it tomarrow .
June 15, 2012 12:10 PM
Go work out and earn that burger <:)
June 15, 2012 12:10 PM
nope you should workout burn somecals and then see if you still want it...if so have half and know you have earned it!!!
  5659877
June 15, 2012 12:11 PM
Your goal is bigger than a burger.
  3487455
June 15, 2012 12:11 PM
I know it doesn't help for today, but try planning things like burgers into your day. Whenever I know I'm going to want something fatty or high in calories (like fast food or a big bowl of pasta) I go light on my other meals to make up for it. Having half a bagel instead of a whole one for breakfast, cutting out side dishes at lunch, those calories add up and you can splurge a little at dinner. Going for a walk to burn some of those calories helps, too.
June 15, 2012 12:11 PM
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Stop worrying about calories and just throw the bun away, that's the worst part of a burger by far.


Yeah! What this person said. AGREE!!
  17884209
June 15, 2012 12:12 PM
How about do some fast pace walking for about 30 minutes around the neighborhood. That will add to your 73 cal.
June 15, 2012 12:12 PM
Drink a big glass of water......wait 20 minutes and then if you still really want it then dont deprive yourself. Usually when i do this i dont even want what im craving after 20 minutes.
  5590888
June 15, 2012 12:13 PM
Sound advice you gave - I like that!
June 15, 2012 12:13 PM
I say eat the burger, but log it tomorrow! You will just eat a lol less tomorrow (:
  23546593
June 15, 2012 12:13 PM
If it were me (on day 5), I'd sweat it out for half an hour, then eat it. This is for the long haul... so deprivation shouldn't be part of the plan. :) Make good decisions and workout.
June 15, 2012 12:14 PM
QUOTE:

I don't believe in traditional "diets". We need to adjust our overall eating to something we can maintain forever- diet in the broadest term.

Instead of looking at the calories by the day, try to think by the week. Sure, the burger will put you over today, but could you eat a little less for the next few days - just by 50 calories or so - so that within a 7 day period your calories average to what your daily total should be? It's a little extra work, but I think it helps to put everything in perspective.

Were it me, and I was hungry, I'd have it. Just skip the high calorie toppings- stick to veggies, mustard, ketchup, etc....


This!! I calorie cycle just so I can have a day to eat out of my norm, and then the other days I eat below my calorie goal. As long as I manage the average for the week, it works for me. But instead of a traditional fatty burger, make yourself a turkey burger with a light bun and skip the cheese.
Edited by peytonturk On June 15, 2012 12:14 PM
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June 15, 2012 12:14 PM
Just realized the time sorry it's only 1:14 pm in my world. That burger might have to wait till tomorrow just preplan it by working out.
June 15, 2012 12:14 PM
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For this week I think I have been under calorie on two days by around 250-300 altogether,the burger I want is a home made one that you put in the grill and just add a whole meal bread and tomato ketchup,it's only 7.39pm so I'm going to try and hold out until 8.30 if I ABSOLUTLY must eat one I will make it if not I think I may just go over a few points and make a bowl of porridge which is still a lot of cals but healthier I think,I know about being hungry enough to eat carrots I say the same thing to my children lol but I need to give my taste buds and body a lil time to adjust to fresh foods if I rush and never feel like I'm satified with what I eat I know I'll fail,thank you everyone for support I feel stupid but I know you all have been there,and as for birthday cake omg I love it way too much! X
If you are going to eat it, it would be better to eat it earlier rather than later. Plus you have time to burn a few extra calories to help even it out a little. If its something you really want and are hungry, then do it. If not, and you just want it in your mouth, then its not worth it.
  233757
June 15, 2012 12:15 PM
If you are consistently have trouble staying in your calorie range, maybe you don't have enough...reassess your goals...also consider opening your diary so we can see what you're eating...I did that and it helped a lot!
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June 15, 2012 12:16 PM
Oh no!!! Now I want a burger!!!!!! I think I'll have a turkey burger for dinner with a 100% whole wheat bun. Only about 300 cals. I'll load it with veggie, like tomatoes, lettuce, onions, and so on..........Yeah, I'll do that. Thanks for the dinner idea.

You rock!!

Oh and good luck with you burger discision. I hope you make the right one, but I agree with one of the replys, throw away the bun or do turkey!!! Lean of course.
  17884209
June 15, 2012 12:17 PM
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How about do some fast pace walking for about 30 minutes around the neighborhood. That will add to your 73 cal.


yep!!
  17884209
June 15, 2012 12:20 PM
At the end you are the one who is going to decide what to do

Everyone has given you choices and good ones (Exercise, Walk, change the source either Tuna or Veggie Burger, etc.)

Make your decision and live with it. Don't feel guilt for something as simple as a bite of food (IS NOT A SIN TO EAT) This is a great tool use it wisely, see how much calories a alternative protein food can give you

Tuna Salad = 383 Cal
Burger King = 350
Veggie Burger = 170

See? You've got options

Enjoy AND GET MOVING!!!
June 15, 2012 12:20 PM
I can't go out for a walk or run as my little ones are in bed,and doing star jumps with ff breast is not a easy job loool which is why I'm dieting or calorie cutting so I can get a little lighter then begin a more vigorous exercise regime,Im craving a burger as my friend just told me she ate two burgers with all the toppings and it just sounds lush,I don't eat tuna in a water on its own or just with salad that's what I mean by I'll need to adjust to blander fresher foods in time,well my crave for a burger has gone down a little so im not sure about what contains a lot of protein ect I'm new to this so just learning xx
June 15, 2012 12:21 PM
Have the burger.. don't starve yourself. if you working out consistently your body can deal with it. Just burn the extra calories the next day to make up for it.
June 15, 2012 12:21 PM
You can eat it...
...or be one step closer to your goal.

All your decision.

Burguer Vs. Dream body
June 15, 2012 12:22 PM
My advice would be to NOT deprive yourself. Cleaning burns calories...I read that your babies are asleep so you can't go anywhere...but it's another option. Or drink a large glass of water...walk away from the kitchen and busy yourself with something...the craving may then pass
  14366350
June 15, 2012 12:23 PM
I would eat it and then get on the treadmill or something to burn the calories back off. It would probably take an hour or so, but that is how I decide if it's worth it or not.
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