I have been having a serious burger craving for what seems like forever. Before I went to FC, burgers were an extremely standard staple if my horrible diet. Like almost daily, and sometimes twice. I hadn't had one since I went to FC 2 months ago. For the last week or two, a burger is all I could think about. In an effort to derail this particular craving, I looked up nutrition information for a few of my favorites: Culvers Butterburger Deluxe Double, Big Mac and Double Cheeseburger from BK. The calorie count was a bit ridiculous, but even more than that - the sodium level was off the charts!!! One burger had the same amount of sodium as I had in an entire day at the DFC. I decided making my own was the way to go.
After going to water aerobics yesterday (there is a different teacher on Tuesday & Thursdays - and she is AWESOME! Kept us moving the whole time - very different from the last teacher, Diego Bonita) I made myself a burger at home. I bought the 93/7 ground beef and pepperjack cheese. I made the burger on my George Forman grill, only seasoned it with pepper and used Arnold's sandwich thins (I managed to not double them up this time like I accidentally did the first time I used them!) to cut some of the calories, sodium and grease. I put a little bit of mayo, a few pickles and some honey mustard on it. I am not going to lie to you - that burger was delicious! Instead of sucking down some french fries with it, I had it with steamed broccoli. I am not going to try and tell you I preferred the broccoli, but it also wasn't that bad. The burger was the highlight. I have realized I had another very bizarre (or maybe not so bizarre, but very irritating) habit I needed to break - I had specific pairings. Burgers always need to go with Fries. Sandwiches always need chips. Every meal is better with soda. I have learned now that I was just conditioned to put those things together. You can still very much enjoy your meal without the crap I typically believed I needed to enjoy it.
Well - I am off to the gym. Hope you are all having a great day.
Are you having any cravings you think you could make healthier?