Convenience is a tempting little devil, especially if you’re out running errands and you know by the time you get home you’re not going to feel like cooking. It’s also true if you’re pregnant, and the little
monster precious baby in your womb is screaming, “CAKE! Burgers… no wait, I meant fried chicken! Yeah, fried chicken!”
I don’t condone eating out. Not one bit! I try to “eat clean”, but I love my fast-food joints just as much as the next. And with a little discipline and planning, you can make your stops at them guilt-free.
Moderation by tracking calories, fats, saturated fats, sugars and sodium is the key. If you know what you’re putting in your body at every meal, you should know, for example, how many grams of allotted protein you have left that day that you can use, or fat, or sugar… you get my drift. Would you get more bang for your buck eating unprocessed foods at home? Well, of course!
But sometimes a girl’s gotta have her a decadent quickie at the local burger joint. Plus, it’s cheap. And you’ll soon learn in this blog, that I do love to budget.
Here are a few of my tried and true methods: