I'll be honest, I love me some McDonalds. Obviously since I've been trying to lose weight I know fast food is a "no-no." There is too much salt, fat, calories, etc. But I will tell you when I hear "34 grams of fat in a Big Mac" it didn't really mean anything to me. Obviously I knew it had to be bad...but not how bad it really is for ONE burger.
I keep track of my food intake every day on sparkpeople. I plan out my meals in advance. My TOTAL fat grams for the whole day today is 44 grams. That's only 10 more grams in my total day then in one Big Mac. (It said my range is 32-56 grams a day to be a "healthy" amount) Wow! That finally hit home and put it into perspective how bad fast food is for me! (Will I still eat it on occasion? OF COURSE! I could never cut it out totally) And I will say I didn't have to eat "rabbit" food to stick to my fat gram range, either!
(My real food journal from today)
regular coffee, 2 cups
pumpkin creamer, 2 TBSP
Kashi Granola bar
Snack: Sugar cookie
chicken tortilla soup
Snack: raisins & light string cheese
Chili, 2 cups w/
shredded cheddar cheese on top
My whole DAY of food:
44 grams of fat
ONE Big Mac sandwich & Medium fries:
53 grams of fat
Proof is in the numbers...
I am also hitting it hard this week. I will NOT go over 1500 calories and I will work out EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. I want to lose as much weight as I can before Thanksgiving and damnit I need to host my giveaway ASAP! :)