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3v0l1s0m33v0l1s0m3 Posts: 4Member Member Posts: 4Member Member
if I stay under my calories suggested (1200) is it ok to still eat fast food and lose weight? has anyone else are fast food all the time and still lost weight?
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  • fastfoodietofitcutiefastfoodietofitcutie Posts: 490Member Member Posts: 490Member Member
    I eat Chick Fil A at least 2-3 times every week and lose weight. I have my doubts that their mac and cheese nutritional info is accurate but no problems so far.
  • glassyoglassyo Posts: 4,030Member Member Posts: 4,030Member Member
    I eat Chick Fil A at least 2-3 times every week and lose weight. I have my doubts that their mac and cheese nutritional info is accurate but no problems so far.

    I have a lot of doubts about Chick Fil A *cough*

    OP, I lost 90 lbs basically living off fast food, frozen dinners, and "junk" food. I gained 30 back but blame undereating on Weight Watchers for that. I lost another 65 lbs (including the extra 30) eating a little bit better but still eating all that fun stuff I like. :) I only really gave up fast food because I stopped eating out during my lunch hour and took that time to walk instead.

    It's all about the calories.
  • kbohez1kbohez1 Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
    Yep. Most places have all the calorie info you need. Taco Bell is super calorie friendly
  • candyheart442019candyheart442019 Posts: 3Member Member Posts: 3Member Member
    I eat Taco Bell several times a week and still lose weight.
  • kshama2001kshama2001 Posts: 20,046Member Member Posts: 20,046Member Member
    3v0l1s0m3 wrote: »
    if I stay under my calories suggested (1200) is it ok to still eat fast food and lose weight? has anyone else are fast food all the time and still lost weight?

    What would a typical day look like? Is it nutritious and does it keep you full?

    I'd find it impossible to stay full on typical fast food at 1200 calories.
  • fastfoodietofitcutiefastfoodietofitcutie Posts: 490Member Member Posts: 490Member Member
    I eat Taco Bell several times a week and still lose weight.

    Taco Bell calories add up fast or maybe I just eat a lot there!
  • LyndaBSSLyndaBSS Posts: 6,621Member, Premium Member Posts: 6,621Member, Premium Member
    I’ve only been here since June. I would only choose fast food places that have precise nutritional information. If I didn’t have this rule for myself, I wouldn’t be fully in charge of my calorie intake. If I want to succeed at this, I need to be accountable for my food choices.
  • tzimmer10211tzimmer10211 Posts: 29Member, Premium Member Posts: 29Member, Premium Member
    It's too easy to get knocked off your eating plan with fast food. Save it for an occasional cheat meal, if it's something you enjoy.
  • LobsterboxtopsLobsterboxtops Posts: 46Member Member Posts: 46Member Member
    I need breakfast in the morning and don’t have the time to cook. (If I’m super motivated i’ll Bring a bagel, egg, and cheese to the office and cook a breakfast sandwich there) Panara and Chick-fil-A to the rescue. It works for me, I’m on the 1200 base + exercise calories so I have about 1400-1500 a day. It works for me to eat most of my calories in the morning. I eat ~600-700 calories in the morning and then light for the rest of the day.

    I think I might find it hard on a 1200 only no exercise day. But that hasn’t been an issue since it is one of my things that I row every morning for at least 20 min.

    ETA; i’ve Lost 10lbs in my first 3 months of tracking this way and 20 without tracking and just the exercise in the 6 months before
    edited November 9
  • iheartmyyorkieiheartmyyorkie Posts: 137Member Member Posts: 137Member Member
    I've been eating breakfast at Wendy's for weeks and have never felt better.
    Oh I forgot to mention Wendy is my yoga instructor. :#
  • HoneyBadger155HoneyBadger155 Posts: 1,381Member Member Posts: 1,381Member Member
    Can you lose weight and eat fast food if your calories are still in a deficit? yes, of course.

    Problem is, you're probably going to be rather hungry, and find that you don't get much food for the calories. Nutritionally I think everyone is well aware that most fast food is not a particularly wise choice for overall health and well being.

    I'll admit, I still enjoy it sometimes - but I keep it to a "special" meal/treat when I've really been hankering for some for several days, and just plan my calories/meals accordingly.
  • ReenieHJReenieHJ Posts: 140Member Member Posts: 140Member Member
    It might be possible calorie wise but from a healthy standpoint..I have my doubts. Salt, fat, cholesterol, wouldn't all those counts be way up there? Plus I find most fast food places sorely lacking in the produce department. JMO
    But good luck to you with it; if it's working for you then that's what matters most!
    edited November 9
  • lorrpblorrpb Posts: 10,756Member Member Posts: 10,756Member Member
    The challenge is that it’s really hard to stay under 1200 a day eating typical fast food, which generally has mostly high cal options. It is also hard enough to stay satiated on 1200 and even harder on fast food because you don’t get a lot of volume for the calories.

    Why such a low calorie goal of 1200?
    edited November 9
  • psychod787psychod787 Posts: 2,698Member, Premium Member Posts: 2,698Member, Premium Member
    Yep.

    I don't eat fast food all the time, but I do eat chocolate or ice cream pretty much every day.

    Calorie deficit is the only thing you need for weight loss. You may find that you are not getting full on 1200 calories of fast food however, and may need to incorporate some lower calories foods like veggies.

    SheHulk took the words out of my mouth. CICO is all that matter's, but what controls CI is a different equation. In fact its different for every person.
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