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barefootbabebarefootbabe Posts: 271Member Member Posts: 271Member Member
Tonight I had Hungry Jack's (Australia's version of Burger King). Gobbled down a grilled chicken burger, medium fries and a diet coke. Yum!

Now, because I exercised lots and ate very lightly all day, there was lots of room in my calorie goals for this meal; in fact, I still have about 250 left to go for the night and it's only three hours till bedtime!

So my question is: if it fits into my goal numbers and hasn't made me go overboard, is it okay? I know the food isn't that great for you, though I did try to choose sensibly. Or is it just bad all around and should be avoided at all costs?

E.

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  • barefootbabebarefootbabe Posts: 271Member Member Posts: 271Member Member
    Tonight I had Hungry Jack's (Australia's version of Burger King). Gobbled down a grilled chicken burger, medium fries and a diet coke. Yum!

    Now, because I exercised lots and ate very lightly all day, there was lots of room in my calorie goals for this meal; in fact, I still have about 250 left to go for the night and it's only three hours till bedtime!

    So my question is: if it fits into my goal numbers and hasn't made me go overboard, is it okay? I know the food isn't that great for you, though I did try to choose sensibly. Or is it just bad all around and should be avoided at all costs?

    E.
  • MasheeMashee Posts: 9Member Posts: 9Member
    When it comes to your diet it doesent mather what you eat when your not going over your kcal goals... calories are calories.. it doesent mather if you get them from fat or vegis..
  • time2wrktime2wrk Posts: 773Member Member Posts: 773Member Member
    For your overall health, fries everyday is bad but if you stay in your calorie range it won't mess you up as far as your weight goes with this online plan.
  • laritalarita Posts: 3Member Posts: 3Member
    You might get normal calories but is not well use for your body..although sometimes you should eat what you want..
  • julieofthewolvesjulieofthewolves Posts: 339Member Member Posts: 339Member Member
    A grilled chicken sandwich is not bad. Fries are empty fatty calories. But I also think it isn't bad to give your body what you are craving every now and then.

    While I agree with Mashee that a calorie is a calorie is a calorie, our bodies do better on foods that provide us with the nutrition we need to be healthy. Besides that you can eat a lot more of healthy foods to get to the same amount of calories in fast food that doesn't do a body any good.
  • birdclawbirdclaw Posts: 5Member Member Posts: 5Member Member
    I agree that every now and then you will have some food that is just not very healthy. But oh it tastes so good! The age old key to it is everything in moderation. If you ate nothing but vegetables all the time you would be lacking in some very important vitamins and minerals and if you ate nothing but fast food all the time you would have the same problem( oh and the fat would probably kill you off pretty quickly). But if we can come to some sort of happy medium between it all , we can be healthy. And that's the goal isn't it? (well that and to look good in a swim suit!)
  • kjllosekjllose Posts: 948Member Member Posts: 948Member Member
    The only thing I find that happens with fast food is my tummy reacts badly to it if I've been eating super healthy. It really can't tolerate fried foods. Other than that happening if it does happen to you I see nothing wrong in having what I call a splurge meal. I find I really have to exercise immensely to rack up enough calories saved to eat one though. Yeah I know I could do more exercising but sometimes there aren't enough hours in a day.
  • barefootbabebarefootbabe Posts: 271Member Member Posts: 271Member Member
    Yeah, that makes sense- a calorie is a calorie, but some are better for your body than others!
    I felt so bad after it all yesterday that I went for jog to make myself feel better- I guess that is a sign as to how often I will be eating it- no likes feeling guilty! And I think it's best to consider it a "splurge meal" as you said, kjl, not an acceptable weekly occurence!
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