I ate McDonald’s every day for over 30 days, three times a day.
What was the result? To be honest - I lost weight.
Hard to believe?
I was working at a retail store stocking shelves...
For breakfast I ate two sausage and egg McMuffins with 2 hash browns and a coffee. For lunch and dinner I had their signature burger – the Big Mac! (Also added fries with that lol)
Now, it wasn’t “what” I ate but how I ate it and the fact that I was regularly active.
The sausage and egg mc muffins had no cheese or butter on them.
Every time I ate a big mac, I had either water or a coffee.
I would also order without the sauce and the cheese and only have the mid-sized fries and not the super-size fries (downsized).
The odd time I would order a hamburger (or two or three or four) I would order them with no cheese and no ketchup or mustard.
The small stuff does count over time.
Yes, I was still consuming high calorie and carbohydrate food, but the point I want to make to you is that by changing just the quality and quantity of the food, you will have different results.
The exclusion of the sauce and cheese meant less saturated fat and less calories with better digestion (at least a bit better).
The small fries were obviously in less proportion than the super-size fries.
Smaller portions mean fewer calories/carbs.
Fast food could attribute to obesity but it is only one of the issues involved.
When ordering fast food without sauces or any other condiments like ketchup, mustard or mayonnaise, you shave off those extra calories.
Usually sauces that go into burgers and salad dressings have mayonnaise in them.
Mayonnaise is a spoonful of saturated fat, just like margarine or butter.
Catsup tastes great with fries or burgers but catsup is also filled with sugar.
The fact of the matter is that McDonalds or other fast food restaurants will not make you fat.
Another reality of fast food is that, in the end, it’s not really good for you period.
The reason being; fast food is packed with so many calories and saturated fat. The fat will clog arteries which can trigger a stroke or heart attack – cardiovascular disease – in the long term which is also associated with obesity.
Other long term and unhealthy side effects are also possible.
Processed foods in general are not good for consumption.
Processed foods are always found in all fast food restaurants.
Processed food is basically food that is prepared and packaged for convenience and to ease consumption.
Sausages are processed food. So are ice cream and all those other packed goods like microwavable meals.
People who claim that they are immune to saturated fat and clogged arteries are also at risk.
It doesn’t matter if the person is Mr. Universe or a fitness expert.
Eat enough crap and your body will break down and die from the abuse.
It doesn’t matter how well you build your body or how lean you are and we as humans are all the same in that respect.
Can I Still Eat Fast Food and Lose Weight?
Maybe order a grilled chicken breast with some vegetables on the side – with no sauce.
Whatever it is, we should eliminate the habit of eating take-out or dining out if that is whats putting us over our daily caloric limit.
Eating at home gives you the opportunity to cook your own food and take control of what goes in the cooking.
If you don’t know how to cook then you can learn! Cooking is a habit – a habit that can be learned by anyone.
Fast food is not the “cause” of obesity – it is only a small factor.
I personally will not go on the McDiet again and I don’t recommend it if you want a long and healthy life.
We are the ones that decide what we eat – we are also the ones that will decide if we are obese or not.
Saying fast food makes us fat means we are giving away our responsibility and blaming someone else.
If you are overweight and enjoy fast food, have it no more than once every two weeks and order small.
I do suggest, however, that if you are serious about losing the belly and getting healthy - eliminate the habit of eating all fast food.
The choice is yours…