There are two kinds of people in relation to fast food: those who can partake in small amounts and those who should quit cold turkey and never turn back. Which one are you? Do some soul searching and then read the one that applies to you.
1. If you are presently at a healthy weight, you can probably partake of fast food in small amounts (no more than 1x/week). Your cholesterol and blood pressure are at good levels. You can be content with a small burger and small fries. You can go to McDonald’s and order 1 item without getting back in line. You eat healthy most of the time. You exercise regularly. You do not eat fast food multiple days out of the week.
2. You are addicted to fast food and junk food. You eat fast food more than 1x/day. You eat fast food more than 3x/week. Every time you go, you eat large or extra-large burgers and fries (and shakes). You cannot go to a fast food restaurant and order anything healthy. You are trying to lose weight. You are not trying but you need to lose weight. You can honestly say that you lack self-control in regards to fast food. You have uncontrolled cholesterol, blood pressure and/or heart disease. You have suffered a stroke or heart attack in the past and have not changed any bad habits as a result.
The reason for this breakdown is that I have learned the things I cannot eat in moderation. That is why I do not keep ice cream or Coconut Delights (girl scout cookies) in my house. We all have different weaknesses in regards to eating, so first figure out what yours are. Once you know your weakness, then you can take steps to avoid it.