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Just Had Mcdonalds Breakfast

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Yum, Yum!

Just had a Big Breakfast (Substituted an extra sausage patty for the biscuit)

Everything was great (Eggs, HAsh Browns, Sausage) -- I actually went back and ordered another hash brown.

I feel fine.........how refreshing!!

** I took the food home and used a glutino bagel and made my own breakfast sandwiches. THis may turn into an every Sunday ordeal!!!! :D:)

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That sounds wonderful, I never thought about having breakfast at McDonald's. I'll have to remember that next time we are travelling! :D

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McD has a gluten-free list at their web site. Virtually all sausage I've checked has been gluten-free, but as with any food, check with the manufacturer. That's the best way to know.

richard

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Isn't it a problem if they cook the hasbrowns in the same grease as the other fried food? I'm new at this and thought I wouldn't be able to eat McDonald's anymore. What about their fries?

Josh

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A lot of places have gluten-free hashbrowns.

MacDonalds fries are fine to eat. I always check to make sure they have dedicated fryers though, just in case!

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Have you guys ever seen "Supersize Me?" If not, watch it soon. It's very enlightening.

Despite McDonald's being one of only restaurants I know that have gluten-free menus, I can't eat there again after watching this movie. Not even when traveling.

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I didn't see "Supersize Me". But I have to say, that McDonalds or any other fastfood doesn't make you fat, unless you sit on your butt all day or have a disease (like elefantitis or something), where it's impossible or hard to lose weight. And that's not a disease that we all share ;) . Before I found out I had celiac I ate regularly at McD, too :rolleyes: . And in our sports club with over 300 people I know lots of people who regularly (if not every day) eat at McDonalds also and they're not fat. And i'm also a person, that has to do sports (like anybody else?) to lose weight or stay thin. You have to do sport, even if you eat healthy you should do sport. If you don't, then don't complain, that you get fat.

And there are still persons, that talk to me and say. "Oh, so you're a person, that can eat EVERYTHING and you don't gain a pound. Doh, i just have to stare at food and..." Absolutely crap, the truth is, i have to do a big amount of sports. I just don't tell everybody. If there's not sweat and minimum 30 minutes to an hour full power i lose absolutely nothing. I just don't run around in the world and tell people my secret. Like most of the other skinny people probably don't do as well. Fact is, that your intake has to be lower than your output. And when you gain weight, it's not only the fat that you eat (McDonalds), it's your calories in total. The hamburger, that you eat in your own home. The beer in the evening in front of the TV.... Actually you can and have to eat fat, you just have to stay under your allowed calory total. On the other side, if you eat a lot of fat your calory limit will be reached faster, cause fatty foods have more calories. BUT you can eat fat and don't gain weight as long as you do more for your figure and your output is bigger than your intake.

After a discussion about this very subject with my husband, he lately told me, that his aunt (who is fat as well like most of his family) moves about 3 miles everyday at work and when her son has baseballgames (or whatever it is, that he does) she's there all the time. More than three times a week and walks over the field and helps and blablabla. And guess what. She never eats at McDonalds. She just munches like a dinosaur :o . When we have the Family-Thanksgiving dinner every year, she alone eats the things on one table. I mean, i'm a good eater, but that's incredible. I gain weight, when i watch her. Oh my gosh... And then people complain about being fat...

And with my husbands mother i had another discussion lately, because my husband said, that he most likely will be fat in the future, because all his family is fat. Because it's in the genes, you know and blablabla. That was the point where i exploded. NO, it's NOT in the genes. Damn it! Stupid excuses nothing else. The only thing, that is in the "genes" is the "way of cooking" that you inherited from your parents and your grand-parents and their parents before them. The WRONG way of cooking. That's why they were fat. Not because it's in the genes. They cooked and ate wrong, that's all. And you learnt the wrong way from them. You have to break the bad habit. If it would be in the genes, then i would be one of the fatest living beings here on earth. My grandma even had diabetes and that also was her excuse. I can't hear it anymore, blablabla. And i mean real sports, not being caried around on a horseback (i do horseback riding, too, so i know), where the horse actually does most of the sport. And not fishing, weight lifting, bowling or playing golf. I mean, MOVING YOUR own arms and legs in a (very) fast manor without a break in between for at least 30 minutes and actually DOING something. Your heart has to get to work, pump it, condition. That's the key to getting thin and nothing else.

And don't do the mistake like my mother did. She's getting fatter and fatter every year also, just like her mother. She once told me, when I was younger: "Aargh, what do you think. I work every day and when I come home I swipe the floors, clean the windows, make the garden. I have enough hard work to do." Now that i'm an adult and have also an own family I know what she spoke of. And she's still wrong. I work, too. And then the house and all that other stuff. NO!!! You can NOT compare that to sports. You have to make actually sports, where your heart pumps hard and you're sweating and other than that there's nothing. No skinny-drink (slim fast and what all that crap is called) and no pills. Move your but, damn it!

And i'm a person that eats (besides the normal breakfast, dinner, supper-thing) at least 3 to 4 (if not more) bars of chocolate each week. Yes, even i like to eat a bag of chips once in a while and i have the munchies sometimes, too, and yes, i gain weight, if i do that. But there are certain rules like not eating anymore after 8 o'clock in the evening. Yes, that really does help and you can even do it, when working shifts (i did it for more than five years then your 8 o'clock is just 4 o'clock in the morning, in case you come home at 6 or 7 in the morning and then go to bed) and different other things like cutting the fat off of chicken, beef or whatever, before i prepare it. Or leave the sugar out of the coffee and tea. And don't drink pepsi and co anymore. It's bad anyway. And yes, that one Brownie you didn't touch after dinner will help also. It's just little things here and there. But most important of all is, i do sports at least every second day. And then i'm standing at least one and a half hours in the gym and empty three water bottles (no pepsi or other sweat stuff) afterwards, because i lost that much sweat.

So, no you have my two cents. It's just my opinion. Either do something (in case there's no disease where it's not possible) about it or don't complain.

Don't forget, that i'm one of you and a friend. And a friend tells you the truth, because he wants the best. So instead of being affended by what i say, take a deep look inside and think about it.

Lots of greetings, Stef

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My staying away from McDonald's has nothing to do with weight issues. I don't have a weight problem; I'm 5'1 and 110 lbs...just about normal I think for my height.

I can't eat it because of the disgusting things I learned about the content of the food and all of the sugar in it. I could care less about the fat content! When I watched how the chicken nuggests were made I vowed never to eat there again. It made me nauseated just watching.

I like to stay away from junk food, anyway. I used to be a junk food junkie, I used to eat candy all the time. Even with celiac disease you can still eat a ton of crap. I just choose not to because it makes me feel like crap. Since going off the junk (which has been very hard for me I might add), I feel like a million bucks. So whenever I get tempted I remind myself that sugar/fried foods/high fat foods bother my stomach just as much as eating wheat. I have IBS in addition to celiac disease, so I can't just eat anything anymore unless I want to pay for it.

As a choir teacher with touring singing groups, I have to be on the go all of the time and if I feel crappy during a trip it's the pits. So my motivation to eat well comes from being able to do my job to the best of my ability and have fun while I'm at it.

Also, my husband has never had health issues and always feels great no matter what he eats, lucky guy. We go boating, skiing, etc. and I know if I eat crap I won't feel well enough to do any of those fun things I love doing.

I do agree with you in general about what you said about people who are overweight. I do think everyone can lose weight but I feel bad for our society because everything around us is fat. That makes it very hard to diet. Just like the movie said, junk food spends billions of dollars a year advertising while fruits/veggies spend a couple of million. Plus, organic food is sooo expensive. So I realize how hard it is to be healthy; I am living that challenge right now....every day that I get up and pack a cooler to take with me so i can have some decent food while on a trip. Teenagers, unless they have celiac disease! don't have that kind of motivation. My high school students tell me all of the time they would love to eat healthy but every time they go to a vending machine all you can buy is junk. Many teens are overweight today. I would say at least half of my students, if not more, are either overweight or obese. It's an epidemic at this point. And like it or not, McDonald's isn't helping. Even if they did get rid of the "Supersize." Even their so called healthy alternatives-salads, yogurts have MORE fat than a big mac or ice cream sundae. I think that is false advertising.

Oh well there is my two cents.

The problem is it's all about money. Greedy corporations don't care if they're putting crap food out to the public as long as it gives them the almightly dollar.

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I agree with you there. It's nauseating how they prepare it :wacko: . And it has a lot of calories and fat, too. But still, if you really DO sports and not only SAY you do sports, then weight problems shouldn't be a problem.

Hugs, Stef

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The vast majority of people who are overweight are indeed overweight because they eat too much and don't exercise enough. No question.

But there's also no question whatsoever that there are people who have a much rougher time because of genetics, same as there are skinny people in good shape who have high blood pressure or heart trouble because of genetics. Genetics does play a role. There ARE people who can eat nearly a starvation diet and go to the gym every day and remain overweight.

richard

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Just had a Big Breakfast (Substituted an extra sausage patty for the biscuit)

Unfortunately, not all McDonald's are willing to make substitutions like this one. I tried it at my local McDonald's this weekend. No luck. I had to pay an extra $.80 for the additional sausage patty.

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