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McDonald's Experiment

Monday, October 19, 2009

OK, OK, I just left McDonalds's, which I normally visit after a long day at work taking care of other people's kids. This night, I visited the clown's stomping grounds to get a late night meal because I knew that I didn't really want to cook anything so near my bedtime.

Granted, I am aware of weight loss experts who advise dieters to stop eating two or more hours before bed. However, I am not aware of an expert who can tell my stomach to stop being hungry within that same time frame. So, I just eat what I want.

I tried to behave by getting a fruit and walnut and a small fry, but when I got home I remembered last night's leftover curry and downed that too. At least it was vegetarian, maybe that will help me cut some calories.

At a quarter till nine, I'm finally full, but I'm still wondering. How can I help myself get over the need to eat so late? My body sleeps better without the late night munch marathons, but I don't know how to get over that gnawing yet.
To make matters worse, I've just watched a YouTube video about the weird science behind McDonald's meals. Apparently, they don't decompose. You can see the lady of the four-year-old burger here:

I'm so not loving it.

Frowny faces,
Eva B

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    Hey, if eating right up till bedtime makes you gain weight, then how to you explain me? I eat right before bed all the time. Maybe a smoothie or a bowl of oatmeal or cereal. If I'm hungry, I eat. Just include the late night meal into your daily calories and you'll be fine.

    As a self proclaimed food addict, I had to give up McD's and other fast food...something I ate a least once daily. The fat, salt and sugar combos are truly addictive, and our brains process them like drugs. I literally had to detox and after a few weeks it got really easy to resist the cravings. Read more about this in Dr. David Kesslers book "the End of Overeating". Excellent. And as an addict, I simply will not be able to eat these foods ever again. Too bad so sad to me, but them's the facts! Honestly at this point, I've come to enjoy the taste of real food so much I don't even want to poison my body with all that junk again. :)
    3068 days ago
    Good ideas. Two of you suggested the yogurt and fruit. Have you tried Oikos, the Greek yogurt?
    3074 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/19/2009 10:58:49 PM
    Have you ever tried the reverse meal thing? It's where you eat your heavier foods during the day, then at night eat a light breakfast type meal so you're not too full before bed.
    3074 days ago
    i eat yogurt and a muffin if i am hungry at night instead of a meal. i totally understand the mcd's thing though cause i had a craving for it today and got a mcchicken/mcdouble and a large fry! then, i went to workout!
    3074 days ago
    Maybe you can drink a yogurt drink instead of eating that bad stuff. Yogurt drinks fill me up. Try it.
    3074 days ago
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