working at mcdonalds

saber32
By saber32 Latest Reply 2011-09-07 15:25:49 -0500
Started 2011-08-14 23:19:31 -0500

I am a pre diabetic and I would like to get some help where I work ? I all ready am eating all my sandwiches plan and with lettues and musterd on my burger now all I eat now is a qurter pounder plane or a duble hambger.

and how can I loss some weight too ?


78 replies

saber32
saber32 2011-08-30 17:43:35 -0500 Report

I want to know will I lost more weight if i only eat grilled chicken and the hamburgers plane no dressings on the burgers only lettues musterd is there any thing eles I can eat is healthy for me there .IM tied of the salids and the parfas

lori lorchid
lori lorchid 2011-09-05 18:29:47 -0500 Report

The apple slices are good. Have you cut your bun portions to only 1/2 a bun? What about adding tomatoes,onions pickles, or the fish

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-09-05 18:33:12 -0500 Report

I would encourage eating the meat with NO bun! Just a knife, fork and plate.

lori lorchid
lori lorchid 2011-09-06 19:34:02 -0500 Report

I usually only have 1/2 of the1/2 of the top bun, when I do have a sandwhich. Can't go bun free yet all the time like you can. Wish I could, but not yet.

flipmom
flipmom 2011-08-26 13:51:19 -0500 Report

i love big mac and its my treat once in a while without the fries! i will take the middle bun off so i wont feel guilty! LOL

kaveolook78
kaveolook78 2011-08-27 20:48:36 -0500 Report

they need to use whole wheat buns

lori lorchid
lori lorchid 2011-09-05 18:33:43 -0500 Report

When I induldgue in one I only have i piece of bun, and add extra lettice,picklesonion, sometimes I pay for extra tomatoe slices. just a thought.

saber32
saber32 2011-08-30 17:33:20 -0500 Report

I am trying to get them to change them thay say what the truck driver said the bread is under contact we cannot change the bread untill the under contact is over I cannot figer out ho is in charge of the bread for the stores

kaveolook78
kaveolook78 2011-08-26 13:24:09 -0500 Report

OH FORGOT TO MENTION YOU WILL GET A LOT OF SUPPORT ON THIS WEB. SITE. PRAYER N FAITH IS GOOD THING ALSO. GOOD LUCK

princessbeiter
princessbeiter 2011-08-17 18:34:39 -0500 Report

Try eating the yogurt, apple slices, and grilled chicken instead of burgers. Salads are good, but watch what is in them. Many are a lot higher in fat and calories than you'd think.

The lettuce used at McDonald's, and many other places, is really not that nutritious. In fact, ice burg lettuce has no nutritional value at all. If you don't care for it, don't bother forcing yourself to eat it. Romaine, leaf lettuce, and spinach leaves are more nutritious.

If you don't have the experience to do another job, try going back to school. If nothing else, you can go to a trade school and learn a trade. Good luck. I know how it is when you get stuck in a nowhere job.

lori lorchid
lori lorchid 2011-09-05 18:37:00 -0500 Report

Mcdonalds side salads are a blend o mixed greens where I live in Ill. I don't know about where everyone else lives. That's what I have added to my grilled chicken,fish burger when I do get one.

princessbeiter
princessbeiter 2011-09-06 14:46:06 -0500 Report

It's not the leafy greens that you have to watch, it's the other stuff. The cheese, croutons, dressing, etc.

lori lorchid
lori lorchid 2011-09-06 19:29:28 -0500 Report

The side salads we get here in Ill have 3 grape tomatoes onion, no cheese, or crutons. Dressing your absolutely right. You need the light, if you put it in a curtsey cup dip your fork in you'll use only 1/3 of the packet but still get the flavor. I learned this from weight watchers.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-08-18 02:22:38 -0500 Report

Good advice about the trade school. Hopefully by the time he's ready for a new job the economy will pick up again. I understand it is TERRIBLE trying to get a job right now.

kaveolook78
kaveolook78 2011-08-17 16:33:34 -0500 Report

Saber, this what my best friends husband told me what I should do.
Eat 5 meals a day healthy breakfast small snack which I did. I would eat half an apple,eat a good healthy lunch,snack half a fruit. I was lucky we had good produce coming in which is hard to do herein the remote area. Also he said to eat a lot of chicken breast, and fish which I did. It was hard I went COLD TURKEY ON MY FOODS. NO SALT,BAD SNACKS, DRANK A LOT OF WATER .it's all about going COLD TURKEY. Man…let me tell you IT WAS HARD BUT I DID IT I LOST 40 lbs. believe me I LOVE MY CANDY,SODA, PIZZAS,CHIPS, AND ASIAN FOODS. I HAD TO QUIT ALL OF IT. but now I am doing better I eat the bad things. It's hard,I cheated a lot this summer at the same time I kept checking my sugar level. AND when I got home I just did another blood work. Good luck Saber! It can get emotional so be ready for ups n downs I went thru it all. Can get frustrating

flipmom
flipmom 2011-09-05 01:05:17 -0500 Report

to my understanding .. 335 IS NOT PREDIABETIC!!! Youre already high so you need to watch your carb intake and talk to your doctor!! heres the link.. i hope it helps..
http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/preve...

lori lorchid
lori lorchid 2011-09-05 18:43:09 -0500 Report

Yes flipmom your right. My Dr. I had when I was first diabetic said anything over 150 was diabetic, noone should ever be over that with meds good diet hopefully. My bs was 332 when I found out my Dr. was mad because my old Dr, who went in to only dealing with migranes knew I was diabetic 1 1/2 yrs prior my bs was 180 but never told me.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-09-05 13:47:00 -0500 Report

I believe 335 was weight, not BG number. He had asked me about what to do about his weight in an email.

saber32
saber32 2011-09-05 00:52:03 -0500 Report

thank you I will try it right now im still 335 and I walk 8 mile a day too Ill try that plan and let you know in a month ok thanks again kaveolook78

kaveolook78
kaveolook78 2011-08-26 13:22:36 -0500 Report

That really worked out for me BELIEVE ME IT WAS HARD BUT…I DID IT. I ate a small breakfast when I had fresh fruits I would eat half an apple etc. 15 grapes it was VERY LIMITED. Thanks to my family member. Which is a diabetic. WHO in fact got the diet from his Doctor. Good luck it is a hard thing to do God Bless

kaveolook78
kaveolook78 2011-09-06 13:30:54 -0500 Report

Drink water, no salt,sugar it was hard but…IF your mind set is "I CAN BEAT THIS N I CAN DO IT" you will feel better in the long run. Good luck saber32

saber32
saber32 2011-08-16 22:36:05 -0500 Report

I go to walgreens yesterday and got a bracele for $20.00 usb plug for my health for diabetic problem it works for me and I buy one for my friend ! The bracele saved my friend life at his work at arbeys .

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2011-08-16 21:54:20 -0500 Report

HI,

I am a McDonald's fan. I eat the salads, though not always with their dressing but instead some of my own lowfat dressing. I might get a burger without the bun, or the grilled chicken.

Where I live, fast food restaurants are required to post their calorie count on the menu. Wow, that has helped me to make some hard choices about what I order and don't order.

Sounds like you are committed to watching what you eat -- you are off to a good start.

Gary

saber32
saber32 2011-08-30 17:39:09 -0500 Report

I have a question for you as you know i work at mcdonalds I want to know will I lost more weight if i only eat grilled chicken and the hamburgers plane no dressings on the burgers only lettues musterd is there any thing eles I can eat is healthy for me there . matt

kaveolook78
kaveolook78 2011-08-26 13:27:05 -0500 Report

LOL, I hear you I love eating that Big Mac NOT too much.

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2011-08-27 18:08:33 -0500 Report

I don't get one very often but they do go down good!

kaveolook78
kaveolook78 2011-09-06 13:35:42 -0500 Report

Thatbis so true. Especially when I'm on school trips with kids a lot of times they want to to macDs it's good once in awhile being from a place with NO highways any road system it's a big treat for myself and the students to go eat out everyday for a week. AND I LOVE THAI FOOD just love it love it. Good day everyone. My village caught a bowhead and the town will have a feast. Thank God for that.

saber32
saber32 2011-08-16 22:18:19 -0500 Report

I started working for mcdonalds 1994 to now still there

Diaschm
Diaschm 2011-08-18 00:04:01 -0500 Report

You must be doing a good job. Alot of people are out of work and can not find a job so you are lucky. Keep doing a good job and you might get a promotion!!

saber32
saber32 2011-09-05 00:56:54 -0500 Report

im trying too im the fastes worker to unload the delivery truck at my mcdonalds store . thanks again

edvel54
edvel54 2011-08-15 22:48:27 -0500 Report

If you work there long enough. You will get sick of their food. Have a salad

saber32
saber32 2011-08-16 22:21:36 -0500 Report

I eating everything even the salads im burned out of this job no body said i have any exp to get a new job

saber32
saber32 2011-08-16 22:17:23 -0500 Report

I already workinging there for 18 years now ? tryed to find a new job eveyboby said I do onot have the exp to get the job over exp for the job .

lori lorchid
lori lorchid 2011-09-05 18:49:59 -0500 Report

I hear you. My husbans over qualified for everything to when he applies. He's a retired army ranger,knows how to take bombs apart, but who wants to deal with that every day.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-08-15 05:21:49 -0500 Report

I found the foodpicker entry for McD's : http://foodpicker.org/categories/restaurants/...

they have what looks like most of the menu items listed there

Here's a single hamburger readout: http://foodpicker.org/categories/restaurants/...

here's the readout on the quarter pounder: http://foodpicker.org/categories/restaurants/...

Foodpicker nutritionists recommend you eat each of these LESS often, because of the calories, the fat content, and the higher sodium (salt) content.

You'll have to go to the Mc D's site at Foodpicker to check what may be your best choices to eat at work.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-08-15 01:00:07 -0500 Report

Howdy Matthew!
Eating your sandwitches plain is a good start. Eating with lettuce and mustard is good too! In another discussion we were introduced to a website Foodpicker.org. which seems to be a useful site. http://foodpicker.org/

Here is a sheet from that website specifically for people with prediabetes: http://foodpicker.org/tools/pdf/blood_sugar_r...

You might want to take a look there.

I also understand that there is a place on that site where the menu items for many resturaunts are given with the nutritional information added. I have yet to find that but I continue to look.

I control my diabetes without medication simply by eating a low carb high protein meal plan. I have discontinued eating ALL breads of any kind. and when I grill up a hamburger I eat it with a fork and knife off of a plate. The same with my boneless skinless chicken breast. I eat only the low carb veggies, and about 4 strawberries or a small orange.

I have kept my Blood Glucose close to the normal range. I've been on this plan since Feb 2011 and in May my A1c was 5.5. And in that time I have lost 50 lbs!

You might be able to do something like this too.

I notice we are friends, so you can email me should you have further questions.

Or you can ask me here too. That's up to you.

Praying you get control of this before it starts controlling you

James

saber32
saber32 2011-08-16 04:57:10 -0500 Report

thanks I drink a lot of lemonade at work and water and sprite ? do you know what is the best drink I should be drinking at work ?

lori lorchid
lori lorchid 2011-09-05 18:53:41 -0500 Report

Lemonade, and regular sprite have lots of sugar! Over a cups worth in a 10 ounce cup. That will send up your bg numbers!!! Be careful please!!!

grandmaducky
grandmaducky 2011-08-17 10:45:39 -0500 Report

water tea diet soda

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-08-17 16:05:33 -0500 Report

make sure the tea is unsweetened! Mickey D's does sell sweet tea. When I was drinking tea, they gave me sweet tea when I ordered Iced tea. WAY too sweet! Yuck!

grandmaducky
grandmaducky 2011-08-17 16:14:38 -0500 Report

i drink plain tea i forget some people don't lol hubby drinks sweet tea but i have him on splenda now for the most part :)

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-08-17 16:18:38 -0500 Report

The sweet tea McD's sells is already sweetened with HFCS, I believe. They do sell unsweetened tea too but I found that sometimes you have to be very clear when ordering.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-08-16 12:28:57 -0500 Report

HANDS DOWN the BEST drink you can drink at work or anywhere is WATER!

Generally speaking in fast food places, the only diet drink they have is a diet cola of some type. Lemonade and sprite are usually sweetened with HFCS or with Sugar. DEFINITELY NOT RECOMMENDED! If I HAVE to eat in a fast food place I will always ask for a glass of ice water. (The bottled waters are way too expensive)

Carol2x
Carol2x 2011-09-05 19:14:29 -0500 Report

Some of the worst drinks out there for diabetics are the sugar free diet colas, etc..
They can make you "blow up" like a balloon. Speaking from experience- when I was first diagnosed over 7 years ago, I wasn't much for any Cola before then-but I decided to try them and once you got past the aftertaste and got used to it-it wasn't all that bad-wrong. The ingredients make you gain weight like no tomorrow as well as being bad for you healthwise. Asparatame is one of the worst, when it hits your stomach and combines with your stomach acid (hydrocloric) it turns into the embalming fluid that you hear about.
Not good for your system. It was actually supposed to have been taken off the shelf-but, it is still out there in products-and under other names.
Once I stopped soda all together and increased my water intake I ended up losing 75 pounds.

Carol2x
Carol2x 2011-09-05 19:14:25 -0500 Report

Some of the worst drinks out there for diabetics are the sugar free diet colas, etc..
They can make you "blow up" like a balloon. Speaking from experience- when I was first diagnosed over 7 years ago, I wasn't much for any Cola before then-but I decided to try them and once you got past the aftertaste and got used to it-it wasn't all that bad-wrong. The ingredients make you gain weight like no tomorrow as well as being bad for you healthwise. Asparatame is one of the worst, when it hits your stomach and combines with your stomach acid (hydrocloric) it turns into the embalming fluid that you hear about.
Not good for your system. It was actually supposed to have been taken off the shelf-but, it is still out there in products-and under other names.
Once I stopped soda all together and increased my water intake I ended up losing 75 pounds.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-09-05 13:49:25 -0500 Report

I always ask for a glass of ice water. If they try to sell me a bottle of water I correct them and say "I wanted a GLASS of ICE WATER."