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Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by bulkbiker, May 7, 2018.

  1. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Expert

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    Went out for a short road trip this morning and hubs wanted a McD breakfast.
    Unusually for me I was a bit peckish too so checked out some stuff on their website and ordered a double sausage and egg Mcmuffin with no muffin. Came in a nice plate type box with a knife and fork.. very posh! 3.1g of carbs
    While I was there (on the website) I checked out their hot drinks..
    Flat white 8.4g of carbs per portion !
    Regular latte 13g of carbs per portion.. how do they manage to get so many in a coffee...
    Cappuccino 9.9g of carbs per portion..

    Need less to say I had a black coffee with some milk which they happily provided..

    Low carbers beware...
     
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  2. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 · Guru

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    Whenever and wherever I have a drink in any restaurant, cafe, hotel or pub I always have a plain black coffee. I was brought up on black coffee as that was my dad's drink. I never trust their milk quantities nor their type of cream. Better safe than sorry. Mind you, I did once order a decaff black coffee and was asked by the waiter if I wanted milk or cream. :banghead:
     
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  3. urbanracer

    urbanracer Type 1 · Moderator
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    At least he didn't ask if you wanted any caffeine in it!
     
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  4. vanillapie

    vanillapie Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Didn't know you could ask for it without the muffin - I am partial to a sausage and egg McMuffin and those carb levels aren't bad at all. I have started making my own using sausage and herb patties from Tesco with low carb bagels but good to know that the McD's around the corner isn't entirely off limits!
     
  5. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    I used to think MacDonalds was a BAD choice, for emergencies only (the kind of emergency you get on a long journey when the worms start to bite...)

    But recently my attitude has changed. I will cheerfully order a couple of quarterpounders with cheese, peel off the bread and the worst of the sickly tomato/raw onion stuff, and enjoy. Half a pound of 100% beef, a bit of cheese and back on the road in 5 mins. Fuelled for hours. What’s not to like?

    I will only drink their water though. None of the other drinks float my boat. So i save the money and use the water I always carry in the car.
     
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  6. There is no Spoon

    There is no Spoon I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Won't hear a bad word said about McD's there strawberry milk shakes are still the best hangover cure in the world. Even though the sugar might kill you.

    For any one old enough to remember the Young Ones. (still one of my favourite jokes)
    "what's a good thing for a hangover?" "Drinking heavily the night before."
     
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  7. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    We’ve been away the last couple of days and at one point hubby mentioned subway for lunch, eek! All that bread! We didn’t end up there in the end but not before I checked their website. Like Maccy D’s you can have the fillings from your 6” sub of choice served in a box with cutlery :)
     
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  8. smudge75

    smudge75 Type 2 · Member

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    You can actually make your own salad in subway they are rather filling and low carb and great for the blood sugar
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 · Guru

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    I must be unique.

    I am 70 years old and have never in the whole of my life been in a McD. Nor a KFC. Nor a Costa.
     
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  10. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    I’ve never been a McD fan, coerced in there by my kids a few times when they were little, but KFC I’ve been to occasionally and Costa especially I used to love. Costa is now a complete no go area for food, I can’t remember the last time I went in one!
     
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  11. Mike D

    Mike D Type 2 · Expert

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    Gimme a hamburger with the lot (as they say here) ... egg, thick burger or two, onions, lettuce, swiss cheese and wrap your laughing gear around that.
     
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  12. MrTickle

    MrTickle Prediabetes · Member

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    I was away this weekend and super hungry before the long motorway journey home, and running late - so decided to go to McD's. I knew it was baaaad but ordered the Double Sausage McMuffin - I wouldn't have coped with cutlery as I intended to eat whilst driving, so included the bread - eeek. Blood sugars measured when getting up was 4.7.

    2hrs later I arrived home and nervously grabbed my meter and tested......5.2

    Almost didn't believe it, so tried again 5 minutes later - 5.1

    So not sure what was going on with that, as bread has always been the thing that spiked me (the only thing since measuring that has noticeably done that).

    Wouldn't recommend what I did though - it was just a case of needs must at the time.
     
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  13. vanillapie

    vanillapie Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Oh no, don't tell me this, now I want to experiment...!! ;)

    It may be that the fat content helped slow down the sugar spike from the carbs. Those are great readings though, glad it didn't cause any damage :)
     
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  14. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Expert

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    well with 28g of carbs in total then maybe you got away with it...
    https://www.mcdonalds.com/gb/en-gb/product/double-sausage-egg-mcmuffin.html
     
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  15. MrTickle

    MrTickle Prediabetes · Member

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    That could be it
     
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