In less than 20 days I will have been fast food free for 90 days.
It's not that I eat very much fast food any more. The days of eating it several times a week are long gone. But still, I do end up giving into cravings 1 or 2 times a month and have this stupid mental thing that road trips = fast food.
Case in point, on December 28th on my way back home from visiting family in St. Louis for the holidays, I stopped at Taco Bell. I can't remember exactly what I got that night but it was probably a bean burrito and a cheesy bean and rice burrito. That combination packs 860 calories, 31 grams of fat and 2410 mg of sodium. And normally I would have 3 burritos of different varieties as one meal from TB.
Since one of my items on my 101 in 1001 list is to be fast food free for 90 days and I decided 2 months ago this is the time. I will be fast food free until at least March 28.
Yes I've had cravings. I've wanted to drive thru for some french fries about a million times. Last night I just wanted to stop by Wendy's for a baked potato to go with my left over grilled chicken breast. After dinner last night, I wanted to binge on Arby's beef and cheddars.
But I didn't. I haven't done any of that for 71 days.
One of the reasons I wanted to do this is because I know even if I am making 'healthy' calorie choices at the drive thru window there is enough sodium in one a fast food meal to account for what a whole day's intake should be - or more.
Yes, I am on a quest to lose weight. But more than that, I want to be healthy. I want to eat whole, nutritious foods. Not processed crap with ingredients I cannot pronounce. Give me a choice between a large apple or pack of cheese crackers for a snack...
And I'll go with the apple please.