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KKKAREN SparkPoints: (226,222)
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12/26/12 6:44 A

I eat mostly from the outside perimeder of the store, rarely venture down the isles where the processed food lives!

Karen
SOCAL_LEE SparkPoints: (40,105)
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12/25/12 5:21 P

I try to eat clean and avoid all processed foods, and I feel much better when I do. I think there are some Spark Teams for clean eating. Eatingrules.com and 100DaysofRealFood.com are helpful resources for clean eating as well. Good luck!

CALLMECARRIE Posts: 1,598
12/24/12 8:49 A

I gave up most processed foods when I started eating healthier, and now I definitely feel yucky if I go back to my old habits, even for a day. Good food makes you feel good and, as a side bonus, seems to make your hair and skin look good, not to mention your shape.

I was travelling recently and the group stopped at a McDonalds for lunch so I had to stop there too. I ate one of the lower-calorie chicken salads and a glass of iced tea and it was pretty good. I was tempted to go for french fries, but I held off and the salad was a good lunch. Later, at another stop, I tried the southwest chicken salad with the corn and beans, and it was not too bad either.

"I owe everything you see here to spaghetti."

-Sophia Loren
TACDGB Posts: 6,136
12/23/12 9:22 P

I eat a clean diet. I found when I eat something like a corn dog I don't feel so well. My body is not use to that anymore. I feel so much better eating a clean diet. I love my fruits, veggies and lean meats. My crockpot is a big help in that area. I make some wonderful soups, chilli's and stews.

Terri
KRISTEN_SAYS SparkPoints: (74,169)
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12/23/12 6:27 P

My diet is pretty clean. At least with me, once you start eating more fruits and vegetables, the less you want the processed food. Taste buds can change!

- Kristen
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Happiness is just a step away.
BUBBLEJ1 Posts: 2,979
12/23/12 3:35 P

When you can pick your own meals and snacks make sure they are 'clean' food. If you start from that point you may want to start limiting the McDonalds eg. Only eating there twice a week. Also, remember that just because your family snacks on unhealthy foods it doesn't mean you have to. Snack on fruits, nuts, cheese, yogurt etc.

~Jess~

There are no shortcuts. No magic bullets. No secret spells. What works is hard work, dedication, and a daily dose of chocolate.
DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 27,210
12/23/12 2:35 P

With a little investigation, you will find some healthier alternatives at McDonald's to meet your goals:
grilled chicken, grilled chicken wraps, grilled chicken on salads are now available
many salad options (just watch the higer calorie toppings and dressings)
oatmeal
yogurt/fruit parfaits
fruit and walnuts
egg mcmuffin

Dietitian Becky

ALISSASJOURNEY SparkPoints: (8,708)
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Posts: 122
12/23/12 2:00 P

Good afternoon fellow Spark friends! My overall goal is to lose 50 pounds..I am pretty close to losing 20 of them already! My New Years Resolution is to start eating more clean.. whole foods/ organic and less processed foods. Does anyone currently eat this way? The odds are definitely stacked against me with this one-I work at a McDonald's restaurant and my family that lives with me are huge snackers and do not eat healthy. I want to be realistic-I will not give up McDonald's entirely..

Does anyone have any feedback or advice for my goal?

"Shoot for the moon-Even if you miss, you will still land upon the stars."

Starting Weight: 190 Lbs.
Goal Weight: 135 Lbs.
5% Goal: 180.5
10% Goal: 171
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