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Fast Food Issues


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User_122592
kovh13

over 2 years ago

Hi Guys! I'm a teenager who is trying to lose some weight. The only problem? My Mom is a fan of fast food and won't buy a whole lot of healthy food. I've tried talking to her about it, and she'll try to change, but it doesn't work. Plus we have financial issues so when we do eat out it's a little too expensive for me to get grilled chicken or something like that. Any suggestions? Her favorite fast food restaraunts are Burger King and McDonald's. Any ideas of how to eat healthily with what we've got would be great too.(: Thanks!
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    editorNadia
    over 2 years ago
    Surprisingly, the most affordable meals are healthy and home-cooked. Black beans and brown rice are cheap, good-for-you options, as are egg whites and whole grain toast. Spend the bulk of your money on fresh fruits and vegetables. Our nutrition columnist offers a week's worth of menus for only $36/week: http://www.youbeauty.com/nutrition/healthy-eating-for-36-a-week If you are eating out with your mom, check out http://www.healthydiningfinder.com/ for healthy options at fast food restaurants.
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    kovh13
    over 2 years ago
    Thanks! This helps!
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    mongrel
    over 2 years ago
    I work at McDonald's and I know that the CEO is working hard on making more alternative healty choices. The cheepest choices are a side salad with a low fat dressing on the dollar menu, fruit and yogurt parfeit, and instead of a small fry get some apple dippers with the low fat caramel dipping sauce. The salads themself are healthy but the calories come from the dressing, always be wary of that. The final thing you can do if you want to eat the same burgers as your family you may order your products no salt to cut down on the sodium intake (and it will be fresher) and you can even order your favorite sandwiches with out the bun.
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    kovh13
    over 2 years ago
    Cool! Thanks!
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    fromfornia
    over 2 years ago
    Why don't you try moderation?
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    missyelloweyes
    about 2 years ago

    My family also has some financial trouble and I have a lot of food allergies (beef, chicken, pork, eggs, all nuts, some kinds of wheat, ect.) I've found that making my mom go to the grocery store does cost less money, and we usually only buy organic. I like to freeze most of my fruit so that i can eat it as a snack and my mom doesnt have to buy it as often. You can also try growing your own fruits and veggies. When i planted my garden this year the cost was equal to 3 trips to McDonalds. If you really wanted to pursuade your family to cut out or limit the fast food a little then watch the movie Food Inc. I saw it at school and then made my mom see it... we haven't ordered a burger from McDonalds since. Good Luck!!!!! :)

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    Pandori
    about 2 years ago

    try buying fresh fruits and veggies. buy some cheap fruits like oranges, apples, pears, berries etc. and trying eating just fruits every morning for breakfast, and try at least eating 1 apple a day. Apples are good for digestion and i think you've heard this saying: A apple a day keeps the docter away Smile

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    suzie4779
    about 2 years ago

    i know its hard but all i can say is think before you eat 'is this heealthy?' tell your mom that too. plus you and your mom kind of have the same problem so work on it together.

    just look for the healthiest thing on the menu, like salads, fruit+granola bowls/cups, and maybe and fruit smoothie or something!  Wink

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