By Anonymous - 11/9/2019 14:00

Willpower

Today, I started my new health kick: granola for breakfast, salad for lunch and gym after work. I was so proud of myself until I couldn’t take it anymore and binged at McDonald’s. My health kick lasted 11 hours. FML
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By  skippydoda  |  32

Healthy eating isn't just about eating less. You also need to eat smart too. It seems like you cut too many calories at once. No protein, no snack to help stave off hunger.

By  AmbrosiaFan  |  16

Losing weight is all about watching your serving size, calorie intake and portion control. If you want to eat at McD's every day, as long as you stay within your caloric intake for the day, you'll lose weight.

I had McD's once a week for six months and lost 40 lbs. I watched my serving sizes, and my caloric intake. Size 22 to size 12.

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By  skippydoda  |  32

Healthy eating isn't just about eating less. You also need to eat smart too. It seems like you cut too many calories at once. No protein, no snack to help stave off hunger.

By  AmbrosiaFan  |  16

Losing weight is all about watching your serving size, calorie intake and portion control. If you want to eat at McD's every day, as long as you stay within your caloric intake for the day, you'll lose weight.

I had McD's once a week for six months and lost 40 lbs. I watched my serving sizes, and my caloric intake. Size 22 to size 12.

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  Rae Miller  |  7

When I was watching my calories I would get a kids meal when I needed my “fix” it helped me stay in range and kept me from binging. You got this!!!

By  Amy78_fml  |  9

Everyday is an opportunity to do it right. I also have trouble making the right eating habits in the evening. I also want to add that granola isn't really health food. It is fool of sugar. Might as well eat a candy bar.

By  slym12312425  |  8

OP, perhaps instead of beating yourself up and saying I only made it 11 hours, look at it as you made it through 11 hours this first attempt. there's a lot of people offering good advice here about what may have gone wrong in this first attempt of yours. Figure out what did it work for you, change it to something that does work for you, and try again. slow and steady wins the race

By  Callyn  |  47

This doesn't have to be the end of your health kick, but maybe you should talk to someone about it because granola for breakfast and a salad for lunch isn't particularly healthy. Granola has a lot of sugar and while it isn't unhealthy, it's not a health food. Salad (especially if you meant the big plates of leafy greens without much else) isn't a whole lot of calories and almost no protein, you need more than that to go to the gym. See if you can get a nutritionist on your health plan, they can help you come up with an actual healthy diet.

By  childlessmother  |  15

It’s ok. But honestly you may wanna try a different healthy choice.
For breakfast have two eggs, a meat and a cup of coffee
Lunch have a salad, a meat and a fruit
Dinner have a meat, vegetable and fruit.
Drink plenty of water and if you manage to have McDonald’s because you feel hungry try again tomorrow