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BRITTTURTLE
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4/2/13 2:17 P

Changing your lifestyle is a long-term commitment so if you have a craving, then it's ok to indulge every once in awhile. Just if you go over your calories one day, try to restrict them by that many the next!



CLARK971
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4/2/13 9:20 A

i just wanted to say yay for looking up the nutrition info ahead of time! emoticon

knowledge is power! even if you would have eaten the bk (whopper juniors are probably my favorite fast food burger) you knew ahead of time how it fit into your meal plan for the day.

like others have said-if you can cut out the coke, it will cut down on calories. or bring the fast food burger home and pair it with a salad.



Edited by: CLARK971 at: 4/2/2013 (09:20)


KRISTEN_SAYS
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4/1/13 9:34 P

Great job skipping BK!



ANGELCITYGAL
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4/1/13 9:31 P

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ELENGIL
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4/1/13 8:12 P

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ERICADURR
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4/1/13 7:34 P

Good for you! :)



SPARKGIRL88
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4/1/13 7:06 P

I want to thank you all for the comments :) Surprisingly opted to NOT get the Burger King, but have leftovers instead :) Went over by 4 calories, but that's nothing lol. My workout was going to be my usual scheduled work out.



ELENGIL
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4/1/13 5:30 P

I agree with ERICADURR. Skip the coke if that isn't something you feel you need to have with the burger and get a water instead. While Burger King isn't the best choice, as a once in a while indulgence it can be fine, and going 100 calories over as a once in a while is okay, too.

Enjoy the burger and fries, and leave yourself with 130 calories to spare by skipping the drink. If you are hungry later, you can enjoy a pretty good snack for those 130 calories. :)



ERICADURR
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4/1/13 5:19 P

I went and looked at your calorie count, which included the BK, and think you're probably going to be hungry later...which might put you even more over if you decide to eat anything else. You will only have consumed roughly 50 grams of protein for the day, which is why I think you'll be hungry--maybe you can skip the Coke (which is 230 empty calories) and opt to drink a protein shake or something later? (But still have the fries and burger?)



DRAGONCHILDE
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4/1/13 5:16 P

Of course! 100 calories is nothing, and will likely not affect your weight loss in any way. At most, it'll put you in maintenance range. Remember that the range you have is for *weight loss* - going over by 100 calories is not, as the previous poster suggested, going to cause weight gain.

One thing I would caution you not do is to exercise as an attempt to out-exercise a bad choice. It's okay to have a treat, or even plan to go over your calories now and again, but don't "punish" yourself by exercising more than you normally would.

If it's your regularly scheduled exercise, then go for it.

Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 4/1/2013 (17:17)


ANGELCITYGAL
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4/1/13 4:49 P

Of course it is best to stay within your calorie range for the day. And you shouldn't plan to over-exercise, just to make up for an over-indulgent meal.

Sometimes we find ourselves in unexpected situations. Take the opportunity to learn from this and plan ahead so you can have your treat within the guidelines of your food plan.

However, this is real life. Enjoy yourself -- Going over 100 calories one day won't cause you gain a lot of weight. Making a habit of it, though, will result in a gradual gain (probably a pound a month or so).



SPARKGIRL88
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4/1/13 4:46 P

I was wondering if it would be ok to go over my calories? I really have a hankering for Burger King, and was going to stick with a Whopper Jr. meal, medium, but it will have me over my calories by about 100 for the day. Will this be okay as I plan on working out later? Thanks!



 
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