When I first started Spark and Weight Watchers, I avoided fast food as well. You don't know how it's made, hidden calories and fats are everywhere, etc. But after 4 months of trudging my lunch bag in every day, cooking every night and making enough for leftovers, and washing all those little zip lock containers, I longed for a trip down memory lane. But I was so afraid of it.
So learning about what to eat and what not to eat really helped. And let's not forget about those handly little emails that Spark sends out showing the boxing ring comparing two different types of foods. That just got me to thinking that I should be able to have my cake and eat it too. (OK, maybe that was a poor choice of words!) :)
McDonald's makes a great Turkey Sub. Not the Turkey Club (that has bacon on it), but they also make a Sub. It comes with mayo so I tell them to hold that and I get a mustard packet at the window. It's very filling and only about 6 WW points which is definitely in my diet...er, new lifestyle. At Subway, I skip the cheese and ranch dressing and usually get a 6" ham and turkey on Italian (not Italian Parmesan), stuff it with tons of veggies, and get mustard. (Good thing I like mustard huh?) Mustard is 0 calories/fat/carb etc. and makes a great condiment. Ketchup is full of sugar. Oh, and now Subway is offering apple slices or raisins vs. the chips. I'm all over those apple slices. They are delish!
So when you're in the food court at the mall and faced with choices, you can get a bite to eat and enjoy yourself with your family and friends. As they stand in line at the pizza place, head for Chick-fil-a and get a grilled chicken sandwich with lettuce and tomato (no mayo), skip the fries, and get a fruit cup. :)
Edited by: ALAMOGAL1963 at: 8/21/2007 (09:08)
~~ Becky ~~
Started back with Weight Watchers on 2 Sep 10.
Menopause is a whole new ball game.
H: 5''9", 46 y.o.
| current weight: 171.2