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January 31, 2013 10:31 PM
So I'm wondering how generous I should be towards my cravings and appetites when it comes to foods that I clearly shouldn't be eating. A Big Mac is supposedly 550 calories and I love me some Micky D's. My calorie goal is around 2,000 so can I eat a Bic Mac or 2 on any given day or should I stay away? Can I eat 5 white choclate macadamian nut cookies once per day like I want to? laugh Tryin to get back to bein sexy for the summer! Need motivaton and advice!
January 31, 2013 10:36 PM
Technically yes, you can, but you're not going to be very healthy doing so.
  867134
January 31, 2013 10:38 PM
i wouldn't be doing it every day... look at it more as a reason not to feel completely crap about eating something you love occasionally rather than an excuse to pig out on something with poor nutritional value.

and don't eat the fries laugh
  33457926
January 31, 2013 10:39 PM
You can eat what ever you like if it fits within your calorie goal and macros. After awhile you will probably find that McD's etc isn't worth the amount of calories. I still have chocolate everyday just much smaller amounts than i used to.
Whatever works for you its not up to others to tell you what you should and shouldn't be eating. Good luck!
  9837854
January 31, 2013 10:40 PM
You can if you want. Its the calories that'll determine your weight loss. But making better choices of your food will give your body the nutrition it needs.

But there's nothing wrong with a Big Mac once a week, say.
  3627003
January 31, 2013 10:40 PM
I only ever left myself 100-150 calories for a "splurge" the rest of my day is very nutritional ...a Big Mac may have calories that will fit into your day but won't have any nutritional value.
January 31, 2013 10:44 PM
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Technically yes, you can, but you're not going to be very healthy doing so.
Not true. I eat McDonald's at least once a week and KNOW I'm healthier than a lot of vegans, paleo, clean eaters etc. who are overweight.
Health isn't just about food. Health is encompassed by weight, essential nutrition, exercise, rest, genetics, environment, disease resistance and happiness. Delete any one of those and you can compromise your health.

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  9285851
January 31, 2013 10:44 PM
Technically you can eat whatever you want. However, foods high in protein, fiber, and nutrients will keep you feeling fuller and more energetic.

My dinner was 370 calories today. That's about what a McDouble has. Instead of one puny burger I got a huge plate of spaghetti, chicken, and carrots. What's gonna make me feel better?
January 31, 2013 10:47 PM
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Technically yes, you can, but you're not going to be very healthy doing so.
Not true. I eat McDonald's at least once a week and KNOW I'm healthier than a lot of vegans, paleo, clean eaters etc. who are overweight.
Health isn't just about food. Health is encompassed by weight, essential nutrition, exercise, rest, genetics, environment, disease resistance and happiness. Delete any one of those and you can compromise your health.

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While I agree with your comment. I believe she is talking about you micro nutrient intake from those types of foods.
January 31, 2013 10:48 PM
And to those that say a Big Mac has no nutritional value......wrong. It's not the best nutritional value, but it still has value.

Carbs 46
Fiber 3
Protein 25
Fat 29

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  9285851
January 31, 2013 10:49 PM
You may find that after eating healthily for a while your tastes will change and you won't want crap as it will,taste too greasy and you'll feel so horrible afterwards. The thought of food like that now, just doesn't do anything for me.
  482223
January 31, 2013 10:51 PM
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Technically yes, you can, but you're not going to be very healthy doing so.
Not true. I eat McDonald's at least once a week and KNOW I'm healthier than a lot of vegans, paleo, clean eaters etc. who are overweight.
Health isn't just about food. Health is encompassed by weight, essential nutrition, exercise, rest, genetics, environment, disease resistance and happiness. Delete any one of those and you can compromise your health.

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While I agree with your comment. I believe she is talking about you micro nutrient intake from those types of foods.
Maybe. But most people on here believe that eating any fast food is nothing but a detriment to weight loss.

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  9285851
January 31, 2013 10:53 PM
I'm working off this philosophy... 'Choose foods that feed your body, instead of foods that feed your flesh.'
  24172530
January 31, 2013 10:53 PM
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Technically yes, you can, but you're not going to be very healthy doing so.
Not true. I eat McDonald's at least once a week and KNOW I'm healthier than a lot of vegans, paleo, clean eaters etc. who are overweight.
Health isn't just about food. Health is encompassed by weight, essential nutrition, exercise, rest, genetics, environment, disease resistance and happiness. Delete any one of those and you can compromise your health.

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Been in fitness industry for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition


While I agree with your comment. I believe she is talking about you micro nutrient intake from those types of foods.
Maybe. But most people on here believe that eating any fast food is nothing but a detriment to weight loss.

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and i believe too that encouraging people to eat mcdonalds regularly under the mistaken belief it's okay could be very much a slippery slope for some. I don't think a burger or bit of pizza or whatever now and then is the end of the world, but taking it off the menu while kickstarting a healthy eating plan is my preference
  33457926
January 31, 2013 10:54 PM
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You may find that after eating healthily for a while your tastes will change and you won't want crap as it will,taste too greasy and you'll feel so horrible afterwards. The thought of food like that now, just doesn't do anything for me.
That's subjective though. I eat "healthy" 80% of the time. "Crappy" the other 20%. Never feel horrible after downing a McD's cheeseburger.
So for you, it's crap. To me it's a treat.

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  9285851
January 31, 2013 10:54 PM
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Technically yes, you can, but you're not going to be very healthy doing so.
Not true. I eat McDonald's at least once a week and KNOW I'm healthier than a lot of vegans, paleo, clean eaters etc. who are overweight.
Health isn't just about food. Health is encompassed by weight, essential nutrition, exercise, rest, genetics, environment, disease resistance and happiness. Delete any one of those and you can compromise your health.

A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
IDEA Fitness member
Kickboxing Certified Instructor
Been in fitness industry for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition


While I agree with your comment. I believe she is talking about you micro nutrient intake from those types of foods.
Maybe. But most people on here believe that eating any fast food is nothing but a detriment to weight loss.

A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
IDEA Fitness member
Kickboxing Certified Instructor
Been in fitness industry for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition



McDonalds goes straight to my boobs. And I don't need anymore of those! drinker
  867134
January 31, 2013 10:56 PM
Yeah you could. Although wasting your calories on junk will probably leave you hungry. Generally healthy food is a lot more filling. But once every now and then I dont see the harm wink

I'm saving up tomorrows calories for a massive dinner at the pub.
  23226464
January 31, 2013 10:56 PM
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Can i eat anything as long as I stay under calorie goal?!?!


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January 31, 2013 10:57 PM
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McDonalds goes straight to my boobs. And I don't need anymore of those! drinker


I'd gladly trade.
January 31, 2013 10:57 PM
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Maybe. But most people on here believe that eating any fast food is nothing but a detriment to weight loss.

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I can testify to this as well. As a cop I still run through the occasional drive-trough and eat as I please. It has not really hurt me much at all as long as I make the rest of my day work around that particular meal. It's really not that big of a deal if you do it right.
January 31, 2013 10:57 PM
I take vitamins eat anything I want along as my macros and cals are in there goal range I've lost 35lbs since September an thats cheating every single weekend why deprive yourself of food you like to lose weight x
January 31, 2013 10:59 PM
I say in order to lose weight you need to fuel your body with nutrients to best help that effort. MFP is to help you create a lifestyle change. I'd say try and treat yourself to something other than food. Maybe awesome sports seats or something. Pick one or two things a week to satisfy your cravings and use the rest to fuel your body and fill it with premium instead of unleaded! : )
  34646031
January 31, 2013 11:01 PM
It just comes down to "health" versus "weight loss"

There are a million ways to lose weight, but they all come down to running a caloric deficit.

There is arguably only one way to eat healthy, please feel free to debate:

-Eat the highest quality, most humanely raised, local foods you can afford.
-Limit processed foods and all the other obvious **** you shouldn't eat.
-Eat nutrient dense whole foods, emphasis on vegetables and lean protein sources.
-Vary your food sources, eat seasonal, and think about environmental impact.
January 31, 2013 11:02 PM
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Technically yes, you can, but you're not going to be very healthy doing so.
Not true. I eat McDonald's at least once a week and KNOW I'm healthier than a lot of vegans, paleo, clean eaters etc. who are overweight.
Health isn't just about food. Health is encompassed by weight, essential nutrition, exercise, rest, genetics, environment, disease resistance and happiness. Delete any one of those and you can compromise your health.

A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
IDEA Fitness member
Kickboxing Certified Instructor
Been in fitness industry for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition


While I agree with your comment. I believe she is talking about you micro nutrient intake from those types of foods.
Maybe. But most people on here believe that eating any fast food is nothing but a detriment to weight loss.

A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
IDEA Fitness member
Kickboxing Certified Instructor
Been in fitness industry for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition



And you can get as technical as you want. His question was can he eat anything he wants as long as its under his calorie goal...And then proceeded to list mcdonalds and cookies. If all he eats his sh*t, his insides are going to go sh*t as well, and he won't be very healthy.

Obviously adding those things in every once and a while, or even once a week, are not going to be detrimental to his health. But what if his "anything" means big macs and white chocolate macadamia nut cookies all day every day? You're telling me he will still be healthy as long as he's under his calorie goal? Bullsh*t smile
  867134
January 31, 2013 11:03 PM
I would rather have a tasty burger I made at home than the crap at fast food places. I don't like chewing on "kinda" meat. So you can eat what you want if its under calories....but it doesn't mean you should do it a lot.BUT why not buy a nice, lean quality cut of beef, ground it up, add a dash of this and a dash of that, grill it, slap on some cheese, and eat that instead. Probably much tastier and not so high in calories.

Now I want a burger.
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