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Stupid Mcdonalds | Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community

Stupid Mcdonalds | Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community

Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community I know it's terrible, but yes I went into McDonalds with my husband and two brats. I ordered the food and a diet coke for myself. The man took my order and I paid. Whilst waiting for the food I heard someone in the queue next to me being told that there was no diet coke as the machine was broken. I spoke the person serving me and told him that it was really important that I only got diet coke as I have diabetes. He looked at me like dirt and told me the machine wasn't broken that it had just run out and was being changed. Now you know what happened next don't you? I went to complain not because I wanted anything but because the person who served me was so rude. The manager was nice and very apologetic but I feel that I really wanted to moan to the person who gave me the drink as he was so dismissive. I don't expect non diabetics to understand but I tried to explain and still got given a sugary drink. You have no idea how much I can relate to your post and to how you feel. I go to a cafe/Starbucks/Costa for a cup of coffee and I specifically ask "no milk because I am diabetic. Instead single cream please." Quess what happens? Milk in my coffee and my blood sugar shooting up to a 15. Similarly, when in restaurants I ask for no balsamic vinegar on my salad (explaining that I am diabetic) and quess what dressing I get on my salad... Likewise, when I ask for dressings on separate containers on the side, they are drizzled all over my plate. People do not seem to understand what being a diabetic actually means... It feels to me as if they are lost in translation. So, to save myself from having to explain every single time to any given stranger serving my tab Continue reading >>

3 Healthier Breakfast Choices At Mcdonald’s

3 Healthier Breakfast Choices At Mcdonald’s

Question of the day: Now that some McDonaldâs locations are offering free coffee on Mondays, are there smart breakfast options there for people who are trying to eat healthier? The answer: Yes. âWe think of quick-serve restaurants too simply, and we paint them too black and white,â Roberta Duyff, RD, author of the American Dietetic Association Complete Food and Nutrition Guide ($21, amazon.com), tells Health. âBe smart about what youâre choosing. Be judicious, and you can do fine at McDonaldâs.â Given how important a meal breakfast is, Duyff says that if the lure of free coffee will get you to McDonald's, and help you to eat breakfast, then it's a good thing all around. Duyffâs top choices for breakfast at McDonald's include: Fruit ‘N Yogurt Parfait 150 calories, 2g fat, 4g protein, and 10% of your daily calcium Fruit & Maple Oatmeal 290 calories, 4g fat, 5g protein, 5g fiber, 10% of your daily calcium Egg White Delight McMuffin 250 calories, 8g fat, 18g protein, 4g fiber (Duyff notes that the sodium count is higher on this selection at 770mg; she recommends being cautious about sodium-rich foods for the rest of the day.) She said even the regular Egg McMuffin is an OK choice with 300 calories, 13g fat, 17g protein, and 4g fiber. âThe sodium content is on the high side (750mg), and so is the fat,â she cautions. âSo you have to be cognizant of what else you eat that day.â McDonaldâs is offering the free coffee in selected cities, including parts of Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania, Virginia, Indiana, Ohio, and Texas, Money reports. Call your local store to see if theyâre offering it. Continue reading >>

7 Easy Breakfast Ideas For Type 2 Diabetes

7 Easy Breakfast Ideas For Type 2 Diabetes

Cooking with less fat by using nonstick pans and cooking sprays and avoiding fat- and sugar-laden coffee drinks will help ensure that you're eating a healthy breakfast. For many people, breakfast is the most neglected meal of the day. But if you have type 2 diabetes, breakfast is a must, and it can have real benefits. “The body really needs the nutrients that breakfast provides to literally ‘break the fast’ that results during sleeping hours,” says Kelly Kennedy, MS, RD, an Everyday Health dietitian. “Having a source of healthy carbohydrates along with protein and fiber is the perfect way to start the morning.” Eating foods at breakfast that have a low glycemic index may help prevent a spike in blood sugar all morning long — and even after lunch. Eating peanut butter or almond butter at breakfast, for example, will keep you feeling full, thanks to the combination of protein and fat, according to the American Diabetes Association. And a good breakfast helps kick-start your morning metabolism and keeps your energy up throughout the day. Pressed for time? You don't have to create an elaborate spread. Here are seven diabetes-friendly breakfast ideas to help you stay healthy and get on with your day. 1. Breakfast Shake For a meal in a minute, blend one cup of fat-free milk or plain nonfat yogurt with one-half cup of fruit, such as strawberries, bananas, or blueberries. Add one teaspoon of wheat germ, a teaspoon of nuts, and ice and blend for a tasty, filling, and healthy breakfast. Time saver: Measure everything out the night before. 2. Muffin Parfait Halve a whole grain or other high-fiber muffin (aim for one with 30 grams of carbohydrates and at least 3 grams of fiber), cover with berries, and top with a dollop of low- or nonfat yogurt for a fast and easy bre Continue reading >>

What Can A Diabetic Eat At Mcdonald's?

What Can A Diabetic Eat At Mcdonald's?

The average fast food meal provides as many as 1,000 calories, according to the American Diabetes Association. Because diabetics need to limit their intake of calories, fat and sugar to control their blood sugar levels, eating at McDonald's may prove challenging. Fortunately, you may fit the occasional fast food meal into a balanced diet if you make your choices wisely. Video of the Day The McDonald's website provides downloadable lists of ingredients and nutritional values for each menu item, as well as a list of sample diabetic-friendly menus. If you prefer to design your own meal, an interactive tool calculates the nutritional value of your menu selections, including calories, fat, sugar and carbohydrate content. Based on your nutritionist's guidelines, use the nutrition information to determine if your food selections fit into your daily allotment of calories and carbohydrates. In general, 20 percent of the calories in your meal should come from protein, 40 to 60 percent from carbohydrates and no more than 30 percent from fat, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians. McDonald's offers several diabetic-friendly breakfast choices. An Egg McMuffin sandwich provides 300 calories, 30 grams of carbohydrates, 18 grams of protein and 12 grams of fat, according to the restaurant's website. A Fruit ’n Yogurt Parfait with a plain English Muffin contains 310 calories, 57 grams of carbohydrates, 9 grams of protein and 5 grams of fat. To lower fat intake and boost your protein, ask for your sandwich to be made using egg whites instead of whole eggs. If your daily calorie allotment allows it, add one cup of skim milk to your breakfast. Otherwise, drink plain coffee or water, neither of which adds calories to your meal. A McDonald's salad or sandwich can fit into a Continue reading >>

Mcdonalds And The New Nutritional Info | Diabetic Connect

Mcdonalds And The New Nutritional Info | Diabetic Connect

McDonalds, Burger King, and many other fast and not-so-fast foods have had their nutritional foods listed on the back sides of the tray covers for several years. Calorie Fat & Carb Counterhas been publishing for several years (I have the 2005 edition) that lists even more nutritional information. You can eat fast food and lose weight share the fries, don't order soft drinks, and hold the special sauces. And take the stairs whenever you can (if you are able to). yep they do run high in the carbs,, which is why it's better to stick to there salad choices. would be nicer if all fast food places did this. As 99% of them do run a lot higher in the carbs than many think. I haven't eaten at McDonald's since I saw that Morgan Spurlock movie Supersize Meglad to see they are being more pro-active and sharing the nutritional info about their food. Even though I don't eat there any longer I still miss a quarter pounder w/cheese every now and then lol. omg! I have not seen this myself yet but wow! That's wild! Definately a way to discourage me from eattng out so much, not that I do much anyhow but still. Thanks for the info! Sheila My friend brought her lunch from McDonald's to my house the other day to visit on her lunch break. That was my first look at the new labels. I'm glad they put them on there but horrified at the amount of carbs. I am on AOL and lately they have been listing the high calorie count in chain restaurants all over the country. I was amazed that one dessert from Chilli's had over 1400 calories in it. I can just imagine the carbs since it used real sugar. Isn't that something? I know I was shocked to find out about the calories and carbs and fat in fast food. If you really want to be 'enlightened' check out Calorie King.com you'll never eat fast food again from Continue reading >>

Best And Healthiest Mcdonald's Orders For Your Diet | Shape Magazine

Best And Healthiest Mcdonald's Orders For Your Diet | Shape Magazine

McDonald's probably isn't the first place you think of to grab a healthy meal, but sometimes it's the most convenient. Luckily, the fast-food joint has made a big push toward helping customers make better choices, like adding calorie counts to their menu , making Happy Meals healthier by 2022 , and eliminating trans fats. You don't need to stick to salads either. "Craving a burger? Go for it!" says Sharon Zarabi, R.D., C.D.N., C.P.T. , the program director of bariatric surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. "The 3.5-ounce serving of meat in the classic burger contains a healthy dose of 12 grams of protein and is lowest in calories of all meat patties, at 240 calories and 8 grams of fat," she says. You can add cheese for an additional 50 calories and 4 grams of fat. Not all burgers on the menu are created equal, though. Zarabi says to skip the bigger burgers, which can sometimes triple your portion size. Your best bet? "Skip the bun, and throw that burger on a side salad with a light dressing," she says. Continue reading >>

Mcdonalds

Mcdonalds

Ok, I know that is one of the worst places in the world to eat. But there was a big accident on the high way today when I was on the way home from an doctors appt. My bg was dropping and I needed to eat lunch fast, so I stopped at the truck stop to get some McDonalds. (the only food option). The last time i had McDonalds was like over a year ago. But I figured since I am having it now I will get a little apple pie and stuff to go with it. You know, if your going to ruin the day, you might as well go all out. So I bolused for everything and did a negative correction for my bg of 61. Well, I was just so hungry and thirsty that I downed my drink. I ordered diet coke. I usually test my drink when I am out to make sure, but since I was driving, I skipped it this time. When I got home I tested to make sure I did enough insulin as I had to guess on the carbs. My bg was "HI". Which means over 500. I thought something went wrong with the pump, so evaluated that, but to make the long story short, They gave me Regular Coke. I was so mad. Took a shot and called up the store and spoke with a manager. he told me that I can come back to get a refund and a new drink, but I explained that I lived a half hour away. So instead they are mailing me a $25 gift card, like I really need that. [FONT=Century Gothic][SIZE=3][COLOR=Magenta]Kris[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Lucida Sans Unicode] D.D. Family Type 1 since 2002, pumper since 2004 Continue reading >>

Ray Kroc | Mcdonald's Wiki | Fandom Powered By Wikia

Ray Kroc | Mcdonald's Wiki | Fandom Powered By Wikia

"The two most important requirements for major success are: first, being in the right place at the right time, and second, doing something about it." - Ray Kroc, McDonald's Corporation founder and former CEO Ray Arthur Kroc (born October 5, 1902-died January 14, 1984) who joined McDonald's in 1954 as a franchise agent, would build it into one of the most successful fast food operations in the world. He subsequently purchased the chain from the McDonald brothers, Richard and Maurice , and oversaw its worldwide growth. [1] Kroc was included in Time 100: The Most Important People of the Century, and amassed a fortune during his lifetime. He also owned the San Diego Padres MLB team of the National League (NL), from 1974 until his death in 1984. [2] [3] [4] Similar to another fast-food giant, KFC founder Harland Sanders , Kroc's success came late in life when he was past his 50th birthday. Kroc purchsed McDonald's from the McDonald brothers outright in 1961 for $2.7 million Ray Kroc was born in Oak Park, IL, a Chicago suburb. His father originated from the village Basy near Plze, Bohemia (now the Czech Republic). In 1917, at the age of fifteen, Kroc lied about his age and was accepted by the Red Cross to serve as an ambulance driver in the First World War, a position for which he trained alongside Walt Disney, with whom he worked in the same regiment as [5] [6] [7] At one time, Ray worked for room and board at one of Ray Dambaugh's restaurants in the Midwestern United States to learn the restaurant business. Between the end of WWI and the early 1950s, Ray tried his hand at a number of various trades, including a highly successful stretch as a Lily paper cup salesman, pianist, jazz musician, band member and radio DJ at Oak Park radio station WGES. He eventually parlayed part Continue reading >>

Mcdonald’s Meal Choices For People With Diabetes

Mcdonald’s Meal Choices For People With Diabetes

McDonald’s Meal Choices for People with Diabetes McDonalds has a special menu for people with diabetes. If you are going to eat at McDonalds at least you can make better choices by reviewing their Chart for People with Diabetes. But beware, the carbs that are listed are Carbohydrate Choices not Carbohydrates in grams. So each carbohydrate listed is equal to 15 grams of carbohydrates. Continue reading >>

10 Diabetes Breakfast Mistakes To Avoid

10 Diabetes Breakfast Mistakes To Avoid

I once went to see a friend who has diabetes. Her table was laid out with a wonderful breakfast for the both of us. However, it didn’t look too much like a breakfast a diabetic should be eating. There were carbs, carbs, and more carbs. To me it was a dream, but my thought for her was, “oh geeze, her blood sugar!” It seems innocent enough that we were having; croissants, jam, fruit, and array of fresh juices. For most people, this is a very healthy start. For diabetics, it is missing one key item that will help stall the burn of all those carbs – protein!” Here you will see biggest diabetes breakfast mistakes you’re probably making and you didn’t know you were doing it. Don’t make these breakfast mistakes to keep your blood sugar stable. At the end I have also included list of some commonly asked questions about diabetes breakfast. 1. Skipping Protein When you eat carbohydrates alone, they are digested quickly causing spikes in your blood sugar levels. When paired with a protein, they bind together and take longer to digest and burn up. If you have a bowl of cereal and toast, eat an egg with it. Fruit with Yogurt. Pancakes with Sausage. In a hurry? Just add Peanut Butter to your toast! 2. Smoothies on the Run Smoothies make you feel great! No doubt a good smoothie gives you a rush to get you going, but turns out its mostly a sugar rush. Make sure to check our 8 best smoothies for people with diabetes. Add a scoop of protein powder to slow the burn. Drink a smoothie and nibble a hardboiled egg. Skip the smoothie and have a bowl of oatmeal with some bacon! 3. Not Eating Breakfast You may have been fine without breakfast before diabetes, but after you are diagnosed you may not be anymore. People who skip breakfast actually have higher blood sugars during the Continue reading >>

Diabetic-friendly Options At Your Favorite Fast Food Chains

Diabetic-friendly Options At Your Favorite Fast Food Chains

For those people living with diabetes, developing an effective diet plan is one of the most important aspects of their overall treatment plan. Most find that preparing their own meals is the most effective method. However, it can be really, really difficult to avoid swinging through the drive through on a really busy day. Luckily, there are some fast-food options which are diabetic-friendly! Did you know that fast food chains offer some healthy options for diabetics? keep a few things in mind before making your order: Choose whole grains when possible Choose a meal that provides a variety of food groups in moderate amounts Look for items that have non-starchy vegetables Don’t add any extra salt to your meal Choose a meal that is not high in trans or saturated fats Don’t order the large size (Are you interested in participating in a clinical trial? Click here to sign up for one of our diabetes clinical trials in Port Orange, FL.) Order Out Smart Most fast food restaurants provide detailed nutritional information on all of their menu items. Be sure that you take the time to review this information before making your decision. We recommend sticking to menu items that don’t exceed: 400 total calories 20 grams of fat 800 milligrams of sodium per serving Wendy’s Our Recommended Order for Diabetics: The half-size order of Apple Pecan Chicken Salad. This delicious salad is not only healthy, but it’s also quite filling. Please note that Wendy’s Apple Pecan Chicken Salad is served with pecans and pomegranate dressing. Thirsty? Skip on the sugary soda and order an unsweetened iced tea. Nutritional Information: 340 calories 18 g of total fat (4.5 g of saturated fat) 60 mg of cholesterol 700 mg of sodium 29 g of carbohydrates (22 g of sugar, 4 g of fiber) 19 g of protein Continue reading >>

Diabetic-friendly Fast Food

Diabetic-friendly Fast Food

(Before you gulp down that coffee, read 9 surprising caffeine myths .) Avoid regular Frappuccinos (300 calories, 47 g carbs and 11 g fat for a tall Caramel Frappuccino with whipped cream) and stick to light Frappuccinos (a tall Light Caramel Frappuccino without whipped cream has 100 calories, 22 g carbs and less than 1 g fat). Egg sandwiches and breakfast platters can provide a healthy dose of carbs, protein, fat and fiber just make sure they dont have too much fat, sodium and cholesterol, Warshaw says. Beware of anything with Loaded or Extreme in its name, like the Loaded Breakfast Burrito from Carls Jr. or Jack in the Boxs Extreme Sausage Sandwich. Both pack more than 600 calories, 30 g carbs and 16 g of saturated fat. And avoid bacon and sausage. Four slices of bacon add 140 calories and 4 g saturated fat, while one patty or two links of sausages contain 370 calories and 13 g of saturated fat. Best diabetes-friendly options: Choose smaller breakfast sandwiches and platters with lean protein. At the Midwestern restaurant chain Bob Evans, the healthier option, Egg Lites has only 70 calories, 1 mg carbs and 0 g of saturated fat. Try Bob Evans' Garden Harvest Omelet with no-cholesterol Egg Lites, which boasts 245 calories, 12 g carbs and 7 grams of saturated fat. Healthful alternatives for egg sandwiches include the Dunkin Donuts Egg & Cheese Wake-Up Wrap (150 calories, 13 g carbs, 3.5 g saturated fat), Au Bon Pains 2 Egg Sandwich on a Skinny Wheat Bagel (230 calories, 22 g carbs, 4 g saturated fat), and McDonalds Egg White Delight McMuffin (250 calories, 8 g fat, 29 g carbs). Eating at home? Try one of these dietitian-approved breakfast ideas . Love your morning pastry? Those hefty muffins and gigantic bagels full of saturated fat, sugar, and calories can be a minefiel Continue reading >>

The Truth About Mcdonald’s Oatmeal

The Truth About Mcdonald’s Oatmeal

With much hoopla, McDonald’s recently launched oatmeal as a new menu item. Ostensibly, the fast food giant added the cooked oats as a healthy alternative to such breakfast mainstays as hotcakes and sausage and the Egg McMuffin. But just how healthy is it? Food writer and New York Times blogger Mark Bittman weighs in with a post at the nytimes.com, How to Make Oatmeal … Wrong. 1. It’s more expensive than a double-cheeseburger: $2.38 per serving in New York. 2. “Cream” is automatically added. Bittman uses quotation marks because the cream contains seven ingredients, only two of them are actual dairy. Brown sugar is optional, but is added unless a customer specifically requests otherwise. 3. The oatmeal alone contains seven ingredients, including “natural flavor.” Bittman says, “Real oatmeal contains no ingredients; rather, it is an ingredient.” 4. McDonald’s description vs. Bittman’s description: McD’s: “100% natural whole-grain oats,” “plump raisins,” “sweet cranberries” and “crisp fresh apples” Bittman’s: “Oats, sugar, sweetened dried fruit, cream and 11 weird ingredients you would never keep in your kitchen.” 5. Comparing other foods: *McDonald’s Fruit and Maple Oatmeal: 290 calories, 4.5 grams of fat, 32 grams sugar *A typical 2 ounce Snickers bar has less sugar and calories: 280 calories, 14 grams fat, 30 grams sugar *An Egg McMuffin has 10 more calories: 300 calories, 10 grams fat, 3 grams sugar 2 Things to Know About Real Oatmeal 1. Quaker Oatmeal takes 5 minutes to make; not the instant kind, the regular kind. 2. If you cannot spare the time to cook oatmeal and put it in a container you still don’t have to wait in line. Bittman suggests that you “put some rolled oats (instant not necessary) in a glass or bowl, al Continue reading >>

Just How Bad Is Mcdonalds Food?

Just How Bad Is Mcdonalds Food?

Morgan Spurlock sought to find out in his 2004 documentary Super Size Me. In his film, I was interviewed and spoke about the role McDonalds food is playing in our epidemic of obesity and diabetes. For 30 days, Spurlock ate only McDonalds food. All of us involved in the film, including Spurlocks doctors, were shocked at the amount that his health deteriorated in such a short time. Before the 30 days started, we each predicted what changes we expected to see in his weight, cholesterol levels, liver enzymes and other biomarkers, but every one of us substantially underestimated how severely his health would be jeopardized. It turned out that in the 30 days, the then 32-year-old man gained 25 pounds, his cholesterol levels rose dangerously as did fatty accumulations in his liver, and he experienced mood swings, depression, heart palpitations and sexual dysfunction. Some have said Spurlock was an idiot for eating that way, and its true that he did himself some major damage in those 30 days. But Ive always felt the suffering he took upon himself by eating all his meals for that month at McDonalds was admirable, because it served to warn millions of the all too real health dangers of eating too much fast food. Super Size Me struck a chord for a lot of people, as it became one of the highest-grossing documentaries of all time, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. And more importantly, it changed the eating habits of millions. Now a group of physicians and other health professionals have produced a short (39 second) ad that may be one of the more controversial in advertising history. The Washington, DC-based group Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)s new Consequences ad takes dead aim at McDonalds high-fat menu. The provocative ad Continue reading >>

Mcmuffin And Best Mcdonald's Breakfasts | Eat This Not That

Mcmuffin And Best Mcdonald's Breakfasts | Eat This Not That

The Best and Worst of McDonalds Breakfasts By The Editors of Eat This, Not That! January 26, 2016 Ever since McDonalds began offering breakfast all day long, its profits have been bubbling like the oil in a fry basket. In the last three months of 2015, we consumers spent nearly 6 percent more in our local Mickey Ds than we did a year ago. Thats good news for them and for usnot just because we love breakfast (especially when we dont have to wake up early to get it), but because breakfast sandwiches like the McMuffin are among the healthiest options on the McDonalds menu . Is it just the lure of scrambled eggs at all hours, or are the folks serving breakfast through the window more pleasant as well? The chains overall profits grew by 10 percent, even though it raised wages for its workers last summer, guaranteeing at least $1 an hour above minimum wage. While both factors may have helped boost revenue, offering special deals to the penny-pinchers among us has also been part of the chains strategy, with the new $2 McPick Value Meal option. To catch up on the very best (and worst) the chain has to offer for breakfast lovers, the team at Eat This, Not That! has ranked the absolute best and worst options on the McDonalds all-day breakfast menu. For more intriguing insights about McDonald's (like what is the McRib made out of exactly?), check out the 30 Things You Didn't Know About McDonald's ! TIE: Sausage Biscuit & Sausage McMuffin With Egg Sausage Biscuit (Regular Size Biscuit) Nutrition: 430 calories, 27 g fat (12 g saturated), 1,080 mg sodium, 34 g carbs, 11 g protein 450 calories, 28 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 860 mg sodium, 30 g carbs, 21 g protein The "best of the worst" is a tie between these two. Imagine putting five Jimmy Dean Fully Cooked Original Pork Sausage Li Continue reading >>

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