What’s the best thing to eat at McDonald’s if I’m trying to lose weight?

A friend told me these are the sorts of questions I need to be answering.

My answer:  Nada.  Zip.

The salads don’t have enough veggie to satisfy; the add-ons are full of fat.  The salad above which provides only 230 cal – that’s not much of a 1200 – 2000 cal/d diet.  But it’s 35% fat, a lot of it saturated.

I try very hard not to eat fast food.  It’s designed to addict.  If I have to, I eat a turkey sandwich at Subway, with lots of veggie toppings and mustard.  BTW, many “mustards” in fast food restaurants, especially in the South, I’ve found to be mustard-flavored mayonnaise.

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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