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How do you deal with fast food cravings?
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RE: How do you deal with fast food cravings?
Have more protein in your diet. Fills you up and your less hungry in between meals. Having a cheat once a week helps keeping you sane
02-03-2017 10:26 AM
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RE: How do you deal with fast food cravings?
I find I can control urges when I'm in ketosis. So stick to a low carb diet and the urges should start to go away in a few days.
02-07-2017 03:32 AM
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RE: How do you deal with fast food cravings?
Thanks for the tips guys, I'm 2 months in so far. Oddly enough, I found an additional source of motivation: I just remembered about the pro-gay commercial that McDonald's did in Taiwan, and commited to never eat this crap again.

Just comparing eating a Big Mac to eating another man's cock makes me want to go get some healthy food.

Of course, there's KFC, who didn't do anything to push the agenda. Here, they have a recipe with rice and spicy chicken, which is not so fat, tastes good, and I like to eat that sometimes. Still limiting myself to 2 times a month though. There's a new Thai noodle restaurant that just opened at the end of my soi, and they make good and cheap food - going there often too.

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02-08-2017 01:49 AM
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RE: How do you deal with fast food cravings?
Start eating good food. Once you start eating good food, then fast food will taste like shit and you'll feel disgusted with yourself for shoveling that crap in your mouth when you could've eaten something good. The only things I eat from fast food places are salads and if I need protein in a pinch, chicken nuggets. Wendy's is the exception as I'll eat their chili and baked potatoes. However, I'd much rather call ahead and get a steak and veggies or baked potato from some place like Applebee's or O'Charlies especially when it's only like $4 more than a shitty Big Mac Value Meal.
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02-09-2017 03:08 PM
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RE: How do you deal with fast food cravings?
I go to McDonald's and get 10 double cheeseburgers and pull the buns off. I've found that I can stuff my face with whatever I want as long as there's no carbs.
02-09-2017 03:21 PM
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RE: How do you deal with fast food cravings?
(02-09-2017 03:21 PM)BrewDog Wrote:  I go to McDonald's and get 10 double cheeseburgers and pull the buns off. I've found that I can stuff my face with whatever I want as long as there's no carbs.

Dude, do you realize how much sodium and MSG are in those things?

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/food/calorie...-329803110

Just one of those has nearly a gram of sodium. They don't even tell you how much MSG is in them.

They have 5 oz of meat on them. Go grab yourself some ground beef from the grocery and fry up a fuck-ton at home, thus skipping the salt. Melt cheese on it if you want. GB is like $3lb which will make 3 McDouble equivs.
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02-09-2017 03:56 PM
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RE: How do you deal with fast food cravings?
I don't even want to eat more fast foods now a days. I try to avoid themselves. Because they make me too fatty.
02-09-2017 09:59 PM
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RE: How do you deal with fast food cravings?
Thought of this because I got home a lil late and was hungry....

I have costco pre made soups in my fridge and freezer, the I add to it...key for a healthier snack or meal.

Tonight I just pulled out some broccoli cheddar soup, then grabbed some broccoli cauliflower mix frozen veggies...I just warmed up the soup and dropped some freezed veggies in the soup...not super healthy but a delightful and nutritious snack.

Don't underestimate store bought salads and stuff, just add some good healthy protein or veggies to it to balance it out.

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06-27-2017 11:03 PM
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RE: How do you deal with fast food cravings?
(01-13-2017 09:29 AM)H1N1 Wrote:  Just don't eat it. As acts of self discipline go, it's a fairly moderate one.

It's an addiction of sorts. The brain has been rewired. Food companies know what they're doing. Willpower is weak tool against that.

Here's a technique I've used successfully to rewire my brain. I'm not sure if I invented this or just read about, but it's based on an old idea in psychology.

1. Within one second of hearing about tempting food or seeing it or even thinking about it, say THAT'S DISGUSTING! At first, it helps to say this aloud (or if you can't, then just mouth the words). Put your best acting skills into this. You are convincing yourself of something. It's important to do this immediately (within a second at the most), not letting yourself experience any warm feelings of positive anticipation at indulging, before you start salivating.

2. You can pair the verbal retraining with a disgusting image. Visually imagine your favorite forbidden food, but now it's covered with a layer of shit like frosting. Imagine that in front of you. Try to experience how it would smell.

3. Keep this up for a few weeks. You're building a new and powerful association between the foods you want to avoid and a very negative feeling.

4. I also tell myself that the people that eat like that are total losers in all areas of life. When I see a stranger eating something I want to avoid, my inner voice shouts LOSER when I look at them. I let myself feel a very strong negative reaction towards them. I have contempt for them. It doesn't really matter whether they really are losers or whether eating junk food is a loser activity. It's about retraining your internal associations.

My interest in fast food, junk food and sodas is at zero now, no matter how hungry I might be. I would no longer enjoy them. A shit sandwich? No thanks!

I'm curious about how well this technique would work for other negative behaviors. Haven't tried that but it has worked well for me when it comes to food choices.

Time to listen to some Beethoven.
07-02-2017 03:03 PM
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RE: How do you deal with fast food cravings?
I've found that the longer I've gone without junk food the less I crave it, and when I do get cravings for something sweet the first thing that pops into my head is fruit like a banana or apple, not something like a cinnamon roll or donuts like I would have craved a year or two ago.

I still get the occasional craving for pizza, cheeseburgers, shit like that, but they're easy to ignore because I've learned how to cook food that I love that is also healthy.

The hard part is eating out, I avoid it unless its a special occasion or date or something, there are very few healthy affordable options where I live, so a lot of the time when I have to I end up getting a half pound of the least shit filled cold cuts I can find at a deli counter and a piece of fruit.
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07-02-2017 03:31 PM
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RE: How do you deal with fast food cravings?
Have your meals already prepped and ready, or at least food in the house.

When I eat fast food it's because it's late and I'm hungry and don't want to cook or shop.

If I have my meals already prepped and ready to go, or at least eat at the time I'm supposed to, I don't get hungry enough to have cravings.
07-02-2017 03:52 PM
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RE: How do you deal with fast food cravings?
(02-08-2017 01:49 AM)Rawmeo Wrote:  Thanks for the tips guys, I'm 2 months in so far. Oddly enough, I found an additional source of motivation: I just remembered about the pro-gay commercial that McDonald's did in Taiwan, and commited to never eat this crap again.

I was getting Burger King coupons in the mail all the time and going more often than I should have, until one day I went there for breakfast and got refused at 11:01. I channeled the resultant homicidal rage into a resolution never to eat at Burger King again.

Getting pissed off is a great motivator.
07-05-2017 09:10 PM
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