I have been Big Mac from since 2009.
Not only have I been McDonald’s free since 2009, but all fast food. I can’t remember the last time I ate a mouth-watering fast food burger and fries, but I don’t miss them either. For most food addicts fast food is one of the hardest items to give up, but I found it to be simple. Don’t stop, don’t eat, and you won’t miss the guilty satisfaction from eating fast food. Before parking your car in the parking lot remind yourself that a McDonald’s Big Mac contains 540 calories, 29g fat, and 1040mg of sodium. This in comparison to a frozen Amy’s Organic All American Veggie burger patty, 140 calories, 3.5g fat, and 380mg of sodium. The nutritional information doesn’t lie, so don’t talk yourself into eating such a guilty pleasure with no nutritional awards.
Now I want to be clear that I am fully knowledgable of the craving for a ground beef patty with melted cheese, lettuce, onion, pickles, and ketchup served on a bun. My advice is to not submit to this craving on a dime, but really invest your calories by going to a set down restaurant instead. The Boston Burger from Boston’s Gourmet Pizzeria is over one thousand calories, so split it with a friend. Not only do you enjoy a fun night out, slash calories, but diminish your burger craving. More importantly this scenic craving route will not sync into your daily routine, which is the worst consequence to eating fast food; it becomes a habit. So the next time you consider wasting your calories on a driveway binge, consider more long-term options for greater satisfaction!