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Big Mac vs …….

One McDonald's Big Mac contains 540 calories, 29 grams of fat, and more than 40 grams of highly-processed, blood-sugar-spiking carbohydrates.

One McDonald’s Big Mac contains 540 calories, 29 grams of fat, and more than 40 grams of highly-processed, blood-sugar-spiking carbohydrates.

What’s your favourite Mac Donald’s meal?  Cheeseburger, Fillet of Fish, Chicken Sandwich, chicken nuggets or the Big Mac with large fries and soft drink you HAVE to order with it?!!!

So, you eat your Big Mac, large fries and guzzle your soft drink, belch gratefully and then …  an hour to an hour and a half later, you are hungry again!!

What’s going on?!

The empty, sugar calories in the bread, the lack of substantial protein and the sugar in the sauces have spiked your blood sugar – through the roof causing you to crave more of the same, high-processed, blood-sugar-spiking carbohydrates.  Thus you are set up for a life style of unhealthy cravings leading to weight gain and possible illness.

Imagine with me, if you would, a possible alternative scenario. Instead of eating the above mentioned “food”, that you sat down to a meal which contained the same 540 calories but this time its full of healthful nutrients which leave you feeling satisfied and full.  Now you are able to get on with your life without being pestered and burdened by thinking about how to satisfy the unsatisfiable cravings which torment you until you give in to the next unhealthy snack.

Here it is:

4 oz of grilled chicken (120 cals)
3 cups of broccoli (90 cals)
8 oz of plain Greek yogurt (130 cals)
10 medium strawberries (40 cals)
1/2 cup of blueberries (40 cals)
1 medium banana (100 cals)

(With all this Greek yogurt you could make some fabulous dressings and sauces for both the chicken and the strawberries/blueberries/banana!)

So basically, in the second scenario you have an OVERFLOWING plate of chicken and veggies with a delicious sauce followed by a HUGE dessert of yogurt and fruit. I mean, that’s a massive quantity of food right there. In fact, most people wouldn’t even be able to finish it – I certainly couldn’t!  Could you?

And guess what? It still contains fewer calories than ONE Big Mac and it’s WAY healthier.  PLUS you won’t be hungry again for hours.

Simply put, you don’t have to starve yourself (at all) to lose weight and shed those stubborn pounds…you just need to learn how to choose the right foods, and then eat your heart out.

So, I’d love to hear your thoughts – which one would YOU prefer?

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