Have It Your Way

By Stephanie Lynn, age 22, Massachusetts
SDM Editor-in-Chief

Nothing could be worse than a Whopper with cheese and extra large fries, right?? Uh, how about a Triple Whopper? ... Or better yet, that quadruple burger with four strips of bacon and a truckload of cheese Hardees was advertising a while back? Then there's Wendy's Baconator - with six strips of bacon and 51 grams of fat (more than a full day's allotment), it's guaranteed to terminate your chances of fitting into your prom dress.

When even the fast food salads have more fat and calories than your basic burger (thanks to the dressing), how can you enjoy that flame broiled taste and still fit into your skinny jeans?

Okay, how about this? Suppose you say "no cheese and hold the mayo"? And maybe extra onions if you're in a foul mood. Okay, no extra onions. Besides an acceptable amount in the burger itself, the real fat is in all that mayo they goop on your Whopper. By just saying no to the mayo and cheese, congrats, you've just cut almost half the calories and more than half the fat from your Whopper. Yessss.

And get this ... without the mayo and cheese, you can actually taste the flame broiling they talk about in the commercials!!! Order it with a bottle of water, or a Diet Coke if you must.

Yeah, it's a little drier, but the bun doesn't turn to mush from soaking up a gallon of mayo. And best of all, it actually tastes much better. Lettuce and tomato are recommended. I like pickles, and onions depend on whether I want to offend the person I'm meeting with. With some people I wish the onions were stronger. (lol)

Or better yet, be like Jared and go to Subway. Only thing is, when you're there, watch Jared very carefully. You'll notice that he nixes the mayo, cheese, and chips, and he avoids some of the sandwich choices altogether. I guess he doesn't have time to mention that in his commercials.

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February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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