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FITGLAMGIRL Posts: 2,036
2/26/13 4:49 P

Ew sorry you found yourself having to eat fast food. Yep, it will happen. The weight gain, the yucky food, and feeling like crap. The best advice I can give you is to plan your meals for an entire day. Put them in containers and have them ready the night before. This is everything you are going to eat for one day, then take the necessary ones with you that are needed during those hours you are not at home. THEN, you won't find yourself scrambling around at fast food places for a meal.

That meal is done, just move on to better choices and work your plan. Good luck!

WHOVIAN85 Posts: 861
2/26/13 1:48 P

We all have slip ups from time to time, the best thing we can do is get back on track right away and not stress over the slip up. Another thing you can do is pre select healthier options for fast food places for future times when you need something on the go that is healthier in choice such as a side salad and chilli or baked potato and salad, I dont do fast food anymore, but ill usually pack fruit or an atkins bar to take with me to school.

LEANIE64 SparkPoints: (22,789)
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2/26/13 12:54 P

occasionally I do go over my calories...but work harder on the recumbent bike..It all comes out in the end. ..

07SOJO Posts: 1,648
2/26/13 12:45 P

When you fall off the horse, just get right back on! emoticon

JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (77,164)
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2/26/13 11:10 A

The sodium. Fast food is usually very high in sodium and too much causes you to retain fluid. It should go away after a couple days of your normal eating habits.

There's nothing wrong with the occasional "cheat meal". Spark's is about making lifestyle changes and even the most diligent and strict healthy eater is going to have the occasional deviation from their regular diet. Don't beat yourself up over it. No foods should be off limits it's just learning how to have them in moderation (now what that entails is up to you).

And really, having the occasional relaxed day where you eat close to or at maintenance (as far as calories are concerned) is actually beneficial for losing weight. It will help keep your metabolism from slowing down and adapting to a calorie deficit diet.

Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 2/26/2013 (11:11)
GRIZ1GIRL SparkPoints: (131,450)
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2/26/13 10:58 A

I can totally gain 2-3 lbs after eating fast food, or any restaurant food...maybe it's water weight...maybe not. Doesn't really matter if it's bumping up the scale, does it?

The best thing I do for myself is to GET TOUGH...if that means yelling & screaming at myself (inside my head!)..then that's what I do. If I relax, I eat crap & gain weight. Doesn't mean I don't love myself--I just prefer to think of it as tough love! :)

SPROCKETS1 SparkPoints: (37,361)
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2/26/13 10:42 A

Days like that happen sometimes. Don't beat yourself up over it, just let it go and resolve to have a healthy day today! The 2 lbs is probably largely water weight from all the salt in the meal. Drink lots of water today, and it should fade away soon. emoticon

YOUGOLALA SparkPoints: (5,478)
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2/26/13 9:53 A

Everyone has cheat moments. It's how you deal with the aftermath that matters. Do the next right thing! You can only go forward from where you are, right now.
As for gaining 2 lbs from something you ate yesterday, that's a physical impossibility. It doesn't show up for days. The meal probably had lots of sodium in it and you're hanging on to lots of extra water.
This is a numbers game. If you are on your game 85 percent of the time, you're a hall of famer, and you'll still lose. Remember the difference between those who succeed and those who fail is how they bounce back from slip ups.

RMO1408 Posts: 5
2/26/13 9:33 A

I lost control yesterday. Had a bad day, had to work late, was starving and I did the unthinkable.. FAST FOOD! Weighed myself this morning and I gained 2 lbs now I feel like crap. I felt yucky right after eating it but how in the world did I gain 2 lbs in 1 meal??!! Any advice to get back on track?

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