This week in my Shape Up series, I taste tested the new McDonald’s Chipotle BBQ Bacon Angus Third Pounder. “What? That can’t possibly be weight loss friendly!” you say. Correct and incorrect – yes this massive 800 calorie burger is almost ½ of the recommended daily caloric intake, BUT as I have always said – everything can and should be eaten in moderation! As a food lover, I am a firm believer that no food is “off-limits”. In fact, after much trial and error, I find the more I try to “restrict” certain items from my diet, the more I “fall off the wagon” (aka the disastrous Papa John’s incident).
Therefore, after planning to consume no more than 800 calories for the rest of my meals (which mean fat free yogurt and fruit for breakfast and steamed chicken breast for dinner), I decided to indulge my inner fatty with this juicy burger for lunch the other day. Given that the Angus burgers are so much better tasting than the McD’s regular burgers (and also much pricier, natch), I had high hopes for this new kid on the block…
…And I was not disappointed!
Goal Weight: 130lbs
Week 1: 140lbs (Starting Point)
Week 2: 138lbs
Week 3: 137lbs
Week 4: 136lbs
Week 5: 137lbs (HORRORS!)
Week 6: 134lbs
Week 7: 133lbs (3 LBS TO GO!)
Week 8: 132lbs (down down down!)
Goal Body Fat: 20.0%
Week 1: 25.0%
Week 2: 24.0%
Week 3: 24.0%
Week 4: 23.5%
Week 5: 24.2% (DOUBLE HORRORS!)
Week 6: 23.2%
Week 7: 23.0% (YAY!)
Week 8: 22.8%
TWO more pounds to go! Almost there – but can I make it? Tune in next week and find out!
Grand Prize #120 -- Cynthia Roberts
1st Prize #10 -- Erin
2nd Prize #23 -- Kimmie
Grand Prize: $25 Arch Card (McDonald’s gift card)
1st Prize: Four (4) VIP Burger Cards for a free Chipotle BBQ Bacon Angus Third Pounder *
2nd Prize: Three (3) VIP Burger Cards for a free Chipotle BBQ Bacon Angus Third Pounder *
* PS the burgers are only for sale until March 31, 2011 – so if you win, use these cards ASAP!
There are THREE ways to enter
1. REQUIRED: In my comments section, tell me is your favorite burger condiment? (Mine is ketchup - it makes EVERYTHING better!). Also please include your email address so I can contact you if you win!
2. Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter (leave separate comment telling me this)
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Contest ends Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 5pm EST. Winners will be chosen via random integer generator on random.org announced on the financefoodie.com site shortly afterwards that night!
Disclosure: McDonald's provided me with the VIP Burger cards for the giveaway. Finance Foodie Media Productions purchased the Arch Card.