Can McDonald's Help You Lose Weight?

mcdonald's restaurant signsYou're just not gonna lose weight eating fast food! I know you hope and pray for that, but it's just not gonna happen! EVER!

Doesn't stop some people from trying, though. Dr. Stephen Sinatra tries to tell people that if they eat good stuff 80 percent of the time, they can eat whatever else they want, including fast food, the rest of the time. Um, maybe for some; not for most.

Now Weight Watchers and McDonald's are teaming up in New Zealand with a new fast food diet experiment.

Meals approved by Weight Watchers and bearing the trademark logo are going on sale at fast-food places under down under (did I say that right?)


They include Filet-O-Fish, Chicken McNuggets and Sweet Chilli Seared Chicken Wrap, according to the UK Press Association, via Google News.

Each meal is worth 6.5 points on the WW program, which assigns points to food items and allows dieters to consume 18 to 40 points each day to achieve their goal weight.

Nutritionists hate the idea. It's all marketing, they say, and argue that eating at McDonald's is simply not a good way to promote lifelong healthy eating habits.

Would you like to see Weight Watchers approved meals on the menu at your favorite fast food place? Would you really lose weight with all that temptation?


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