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Old 02-14-2011, 09:53 AM   #1
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I just had 2 quarter pounder with cheese, no buns or ketchup of course, but feel guilty for some reason....Any thoughts on McDonald's burgers - are they laced with some type of wheat or sugar that I'm not aware of?
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:59 AM   #2
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If you get the regular hamburgers, cheeseburgers or quarter pounder they are 100% beef. Some of their other signature burgers may have additives. Lately I have been getting Wendy's burgers if I want a burger. I usually get the bacon junior cheeseburger with extra lettuce and mayo minus bun. But I do love a quarter pounder with cheese minus bun sometimes too.
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Nope, you're good to go!

I like the mushroom swiss angus burgers. For some reason, even though I don't eat the bun or the wrap, I think they taste better in wrap form
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i always seemed to stall after eating mc donalds without the bun, so i switched to lettuce wrapped burgers from carls jr =D
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don't they claim to use 100% pure beef? This is from their site:

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What is the binding ingredient used in making the beef patties?
We don’t use any binding ingredients. Our burger patties are made from 100% pure beef, with no binders or fillers.
I've eaten those from time to time when I lc'd in the past and had no problems... but I suspect the American cheese "product" on the burger has a few carbs. I always "counted" 3 or 4 carbs for the cheese when I did eat one.
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I just had 2 quarter pounder with cheese, no buns or ketchup of course, but feel guilty for some reason....Any thoughts on McDonald's burgers - are they laced with some type of wheat or sugar that I'm not aware of?
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They say 100% beef.

I have them often without regrets. I order them without ketchup or onion with extra pickle (in the bun). I find if I order things sans-bun I'm often short sheeted, and I can peel buns with the best of em.

I also love Carl's Jr (Hardee's) six-dollar-burgers done low carb style. They are awesome (and only cost $6 if you have the drink and side salad).

I'm not eating low carb for health-food but because I can eat till I'm full and not gain weight. McD's $1.00 doubles are one of my staples when I'm out-n-about.



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Yeppers! McD's should be fine. I love the Carl's Jr. burgers low-carb style with no ketchup. Messy yet delicious!! Also, if you're in California, nothing beats an In-n-Out double double protein style.
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i LOVE mcdonalds beef, but always worried it may have fillers hence why it tastes so damn good...so i usually opt for wendys since it appears more 'real', if that makes any sense
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I've eaten them on Atkins but I still limit them to once or twice a month. I think the guilt feeling is because the "fast food" stigma has always been - fast food = weight gain. I get McDouble's with pickle only and they haven't stalled me in any way.
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i LOVE mcdonalds beef, but always worried it may have fillers hence why it tastes so damn good...so i usually opt for wendys since it appears more 'real', if that makes any sense
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That is likely the result of advertising and the anti-fast food sentiment expressed in the media.

100% beef is 100% beef...and none of the big ones McD, Burger King, Dairy Queen - use a superior product. And most of them prefer 80/20 ratio of fat to meat because it cooks up better and tastes better (because of the fat).


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Anyone know how to count a McD's patty with no bun in ******!? They all seem to have buns. I suppose a certain weight of ground beef as an entry instead?
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I just had the new jalepeno n chedder stuffed burger at BK. Wasn't bad. If the service hadn't been so bad, I would have really enjoyed it.
Ask for bunless, said "no bun" right on the receipt. What did they bring to the table? Burger on a bun!!! Had to send her back for a bowl and spork.
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I just had the new jalepeno n chedder stuffed burger at BK. Wasn't bad. If the service hadn't been so bad, I would have really enjoyed it.
Ask for bunless, said "no bun" right on the receipt. What did they bring to the table? Burger on a bun!!! Had to send her back for a bowl and spork.
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You know I don't order them bunless (except at Carl's Jr) because they usually short-sheet me on other parts like pickles, or tomato etc.

I can peel the buns without regrets...


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You know I don't order them bunless (except at Carl's Jr) because they usually short-sheet me on other parts like pickles, or tomato etc.

I can peel the buns without regrets...


Some places put the cheese against the bun and it's either lose half the cheese or eat too much of the bun.
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Some places put the cheese against the bun and it's either lose half the cheese or eat too much of the bun.
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You just have to hone those cheese-peeling skills!


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I guess. The local MD puts both slices of cheese between the patties on my double quarter pounders, so no problems there.
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ever since i was a kid, i always felt the best part was peeling the bits of cheese that stuck to the wrapper
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I always order my burgers special so they have to make them fresh. I got sick of getting looked at crazy like they didn't know how to leave the bun off my burger so I learned to order them special and peel the bun off right away, I usually re-wrap them after I toss the bun if I'm not going to eat them right away.

My go to burger, 2 buck doubles, no ketchup, extra pickles. If I'm feeling really froggy I'll get mayo and jalapenos.
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I'd watch their ketchup. It's yummie, but super sweet.
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Anyone know how to count a McD's patty with no bun in ******!? They all seem to have buns. I suppose a certain weight of ground beef as an entry instead?
I would put it in yourself... maybe just use the nutrition info from the McD's website and input it as one of your own custom foods.. I do that often.
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I'd watch their ketchup. It's yummie, but super sweet.
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I think most of us know to order it without catsup or onions and then add extra pickle so they have to make it fresh and not just scrape things off (leaving things off is better than scraping them off).

It also helps the buns peel easier...


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if you're in California, nothing beats an In-n-Out double double protein style.

I just KNEW someone would bring up In-n-Out double double protein style burgers in this one. I am SO missing California today...
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I just KNEW someone would bring up In-n-Out double double protein style burgers in this one. I am SO missing California today...
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Those are good, but I like the Carl's Jr $6 done low carb style just as much.

It is nice to sit outside on the plaza at an In-n-Out mid-winter in California and enjoy one though...


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The angus burgers at McDonalds do have a long list in junk in them, so stick with the regular patties.
100% Angus Beef Patty:
100% Angus beef.
Prepared with Grill Seasoning (salt, black pepper) and Angus Burger Seasoning: Salt, sugar, onion powder, natural (botanical source) and artificial flavors,
maltodextrin, natural beef flavor [beef broth, yeast extract, maltodextrin, salt, lactic acid, natural flavor (plant source), beef fat, citric acid], spice, dextrose, autolyzed
yeast extract, garlic powder, dried beef extract, sunflower oil, caramel color, worcestershire sauce powder [distilled vinegar, molasses, corn syrup, salt, caramel color,
garlic powder, sugar, spices, tamarind, natural flavor (fruit source)], spice extractives, annatto and turmeric (color), calcium silicate and soybean oil added to prevent
caking.
100% Beef Patty:
100% pure USDA inspected beef; no fillers, no extenders. Prepared with grill seasoning (salt, black pepper).
Angus Seasoning:
Salt, sugar, onion powder, natural (botanical source) and artificial flavors, maltodextrin, natural beef flavor [beef broth, yeast extract, maltodextrin, salt, lactic acid,
natural flavor (plant source), beef fat, citric acid], spice, dextrose, autolyzed yeast extract, garlic powder, dried beef extract, sunflower oil, caramel color,
worcestershire sauce powder [distilled vinegar, molasses, corn syrup, salt, caramel color, garlic powder, sugar, spices, tamarind, natural flavor (fruit source)], spice
extractives, annatto and turmeric (color), calcium silicate and soybean oil added to prevent caking.

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I too feel the regular patties are probably fine. The breakfast food is what I don't trust. And I don't like how they keep the meat in those warmers until they make your sandwich. I just haven't done fast food yet, beside diners, bc I don't trust myself just yet about that. An old habit of mine. Wonder if those picante packets are safe?
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Be careful with Wendy's, cuz the Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger has 2 grams of carbs from the bacon and 1 from the mayo!
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Suzanneyea - if you want the angus burger without the seasoning you can ask for that as well, its the angus seasoning that they put on top of the tomato that has all the junk in it not the meat patty - the seasoning that they put on before they take it off the grill is just salt and pepper, with the angus there is a second seasoning that goes on
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I only eat fast food in airports, so not a big deal. They all give me leg cramps though.
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I think most of us know to order it without catsup or onions and then add extra pickle so they have to make it fresh and not just scrape things off (leaving things off is better than scraping them off).

It also helps the buns peel easier...


Larry, Curious, why no onions?
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does anyone know if their grilled chicken breasts have fillers? i used to pick up one of their bacon ranch salads with chicken sans dressing
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