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Making #Wholesome Choices Is a Lifestyle Choice: My Journey

Over the past couple years I have learned so much about living a healthy, #wholesome lifestyle but unfortunately I don’t always stay on track.  My journey to become healthier for me and my family gets derailed by life quite frequently.  I think that happens to a lot of people and making the conscious effort to get back on “the program” is our choice.  At the end of 2011 I made the choice to make some changes and began with some medical procedures I needed done, such as my hysterectomy.  I also filled all my prescriptions for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and arthritis (in my left ankle).  I know if I continue to make the right choices I will eventually be able to eliminate a lot of the meds I take.

At a recent event hosted by Atlanta McDonald’s we were discussing #Wholesome choices, fitness, etc.  It was a great reminder for me that breakfast is THE important meal, that MOVING frequently throughout the day doesn’t have to be cumbersome, and that sharing your goals with others helps to make you accountable.

Did you know that McDonald’s has made a lot of wholesome changes to their menu?  Have you noticed that in the Happy Meal now the french fries are tiny and they added apple slices?  I think that was ingenious (and the tiny fries are so dang cute)!  Also they have healthy choices such as oatmeal with fruit and yogurt parfaits.  I personally have been alternating my breakfast over the past two week with oatmeal, yogurt, and Egg McMuffins.  Through the McDonald’s “Made For You” cooking system, you can special order various menu items to help meet your nutritional needs. A range of serving sizes make it easy to create meal combinations that work for you and your family.  For instance, I do my Egg McMuffins without the cheese.  All of these are under 300 calories and a #wholesome way to start my morning.  My fav?  The Fruit & Maple Oatmeal.

McDonald’s is committed to giving us more delicious choices to feel good about in the months and years to come. Regardless of your dietary needs, you’ll find nutrient-minded choices at McDonald’s.

Follow McDonald’s Atlanta on Twitter @McDonaldsATL and check out their website for real-time promos, meal ideas and how to make the most of your McDonald’s experience.  I hope you will follow me too as I make my lifestyle changes and #Wholesome choices.

What are some of the #Wholesome choices you are making?

Disclosure: McDonald’s partnered with bloggers such as me to participate in its “Wholesome Choices” Blogger Program.  As part of that program, I received compensation.  They did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about the products used, and believe that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. McDonald’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.


  1. Almost all the people around the world need to be healthy, I really admire your courage for sharing your experience. you teach many readers how to take good care of our body, thank you so much and stay healthy, I’ll keep in touch.

  2. Mary Ambrosino says

    I feel much better about my children eating there now especially the Happy Meals. Yea for Mc Donalds…..!!!!

  3. I adore those mini fry cartons in the kids meals! How cute are they. I love that my kids can learn some portion control, even while eating out.

  4. This is good…it will change the general image of fast food if healthier options are available.

  5. Good for you! And good for McDonald’s for offering healthy choices. I didn’t know they had oatmeal but that is such a healthy alternative.

  6. Glad to see McD is offering healthier choices. thanks for sharing.