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McDonald's diet & Weight Loss

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Q007, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. Q007

    Q007 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well hello, I do hope my message finds you all well.

    I've been low carbing hard since March and have gone from 15st 6 lbs to 13st 2 lbs. The down side is I've been hungry and not had a potato during that period. So, one day about a month ago in a moment of weakness I drove into the drive-thru at McDonald's and ordered a cheeseburger and a raspberry muffin and it was the second best thing I've done with my clothes on. As my mood has been low recently I took to the same choice every day since but had nothing else to eat just that and wanted to share with you that I've continued to lose weight at the same pace. I've also found some text on the Web that seems to support McDonald's menu, in part, does help weight loss, of course salads are a given.

    I also read that a McDonald's cheeseburger is only 18 points on the glycemic index, that was a bit of a stunner indeed, it also says a cheeseburger is just 30 carbs, this just keeps getting better. So I wondered if anyone knows if these figures apply to the British McDonald's menu? I hope they do..

    Apologies for any typos, the Wi Fi ain't so good in McDonald's. .

    Kind regards,

    Q..
     
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  2. Adelle0607

    Adelle0607 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi welcome to the forum!:) I'm not too sure if you have watched a documentary called SUPERSIZE ME and took note of the guy's blood chemistry results. You might want to check it out :)
     
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  3. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Not a fan of McDonald's food but each to their own, not sure about the gi rating but 30g of carbs sounds about right. TBH I could think of more healthy ways to eat and lose weight.
     
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    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm....are you saying that the McDonalds meal is all you eat every day?
    One meal every 24 hours?

    If so, you must be on the equivalent of the Newcastle Diet and with such a reduction in calories the mix of sugars, carbs, protein and fat doesn't really matter as you are eating 'calorie restricted' rather than 'low carb'.
     
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  5. Food is not all about carbs and GI . What about nutrition? Does this meal give you all the nutrition you need?
     
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  6. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    OK, I'll bite..!? Lol personally, I don't touch these places on principle.

    So I went to the McD site & clicked the "Find out more including information on protein and carbohydrates" in a muffin..?

    & got this... image.jpg

    I'm not having a go or judging the OP.. Just wondering if this is just dark humour...? :)
     
  7. Brunneria

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    Is a cheeseburger and a muffin the only thing you are eating all day?

    Only surely you must be as hungry on that, as you were before?

    Re maccies food being acceptible, hell yeah, as an occasional treat. Particularly when we were taking the wee beastie to his Wed night puppy classes, and had no time to prep a saintly low carb pack up that could last from 8am till 7pm, out of the fridge... I mean, when needs must!

    But daily? I would be feeling awful by the third day. Nauseous by the 5th...
    But if it is working for you... Who am I to nay say?
    I think, like Adelle, I would be curious what it does to your triglyceride levels.
     
  8. Q007

    Q007 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi there and thanks for the kind reply. Where can I find details about the ' SUPERSIZE ME, I don't follow your line of thoughts, a bit lost on what you mean. Hope you are well,

    Kind regards,

    Q..
     
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    Q007 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hiya, what's a Newcastle diet?
     
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    dawnmc Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Supersize me, is a film, google it.
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi @Q007 ,

    This may put you in the right direction...

     
  12. Q007

    Q007 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ta!
     
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    Nyxks Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Nyxks Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    UK Cheeseburger = 295 calories 16 grams protein 12 grams fat of which 6 grams are sat 31 grams of carbs of which 7 are from sugar and only 2 grams of fiber with a whopping 1.5 grams of sodium.

    Canadian Cheeseburger = 300 calories, 33 grams of carbs, 12 grams of fat, 750 mg of sodium and 15 grams protein.

    American Cheeseburger = 290 Calories, 15g Protein 11gFat (18%), 33g Carbs(11%) and 680 mg Sodium (28%)
     
  15. Indy51

    Indy51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Your "diet" sounds like a fast track to multiple micronutrient deficiencies to me. The only thing you won't be deficient in is probably sodium.
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Scandichic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just type it into you tube.
    Please don't take this the wrong way but you say you were hungry low carbing. What were you eating? Have you tried LCHF? I am never hungry and neither is hubbie . Have you read
    http://www.dietdoctor.com
    On this diet, if you're still hungry, you eat more fat.
    Better for you than McDonalds and more variety. Good luck!
     
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    Scardoc · Well-Known Member

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    To save you the time watching supersize me:
    Man eats nothing but macd's for a month, supersizing when asked, man gets very sick, physically and mentally, man gets told to stop by his doctor, man takes a very long time to recover.
    I think man was called Morgan Spurlock(?).

    Good luck.
     
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    PaulinaB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    They also do blood tests before and during the whole thing, and his doctor is terrified ;)
     
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