McDonalds does not have to make you fat or broke. Using a bit of common sense, portion control, frugality, you enjoy a meal a McDonalds without pigging out or overspending. Here are some tips you can use.
#1 tip for eating at McDonalds: Kiddie sizes
There is no law that only children can eat kid’s meals. When I switched from the Super sized number 1 (big Mac meal) twice a week to the cheeseburger happy meal, I stopped gaining weight. For someone who has been gaining weight steadily for years, this is a welcomed change.
#2 tip for eating at McDonalds: Salads and fruit
McDonalds now sells salad and fruit. Instead of ordering French fries, order a salad instead. However, you should keep an eye on your toppings and dressings. The hold the bulk of the calories.
#3 tip for eating at McDonalds: Sharing meals
Did you know that a family of four can eat a 20 piece super sized chicken nugget meal and be completely satisfied. First, doing this is very budget friendly. Secondly, you get to enjoy your McNuggets and keep your waistline too. There is enough soda is one super sized cup for four people as well.
#4 tip for eating at McDonalds: Use a knife
Just as you can split a chicken meal at McDonalds, you can also split a Big Mac, Quarter Pounder, or any other sandwich. You can buy two regular sized meals and split it between four people.
#5 tip for eating at McDonalds: Stay for Dessert
Since you will be eating less food than you are accustomed to, you may find yourself feeling unsatisfied. Instead of ordering another round of burgers, order four ice cream cones for $4.00 more instead. Depending on how many swirls your server puts on your McDonalds ice cream cone, the calorie count is only 150 to 225 calories. Stay away from the Sundaes and McFlurries however, the syrups and candies will likely double your calorie intake.
#6 tip for eating at McDonalds: Don’t go hungry
Do not eat at McDonalds after not eating all day or for a late and well-needed dinner. The best time to eat at McDonalds in lunchtime. If you have eaten breakfast, you will be hungry enough to have room for the food, not hungry enough to lose all restraint and order a Super sized Big Mac meal, order of Chicken McNuggets, a McFlurry, and two apple pies all for yourself.
What I am saying is that if you really have a craving for McDonalds or if your kids bugging you for a treat, then you should not deprive yourself. Just eat sensibly. The best way to eat sensibly is to never enter through the doors of McDonalds in a ravenous state. In the end, you will not only save a great deal of calories, but a bit of money as well.