Do you consider yourself healthy? I'm sure it depends on your goals; and mine lately have been healthier in the sense as to what it was before. Before: McDonald's every other day, and fast food galore. I could easily knock 1500 calories in one Burger King Meal, always with a coke. Needless to say, I would hardly scratch the vitamins and other healthier components which are not found in cheap fast food. Now: I'll eat at home, with 3 main food sources always close at hand, which are 1) veggies (some fruits) 2) turkey (lean meats) 3) nuts, seeds I do my best to appropriately track what I eat and all the nutritional intake that goes along with it.. and lately my days have consisted of eating broccoli, kale, lettuce, carrots, etc. I've been meeting my vitamin intake requirements but in no way am I getting close to 2000 calories a day. Truth is, I feel a bit more than 2000; this goes back to the whole goals thing I guess. But what im trying to get at here is that yesterday I had broccoli, carrots, kale, collard greens and celery for breakfast, turkey breast and more broccoli for lunch, and at night I had eggs with lemonade (home made w/ raw honey as opposed to sugar) for dinner. I was still at a caloric deficit and was heavily contemplating hitting up McDonalds at midnight. This is where i'm at, and it seems that it was better to not have gone to McDonalds last night as oppose to have gone and eating cheeseburger and fries with a large coke (though that does sound good). Perhaps i'm not asking a direct question but I feel like im at this point where im seeing that it too is difficult to be healthy once youre trying to be healthy. See, before when I was a slob hitting up drive thrus I would consider that being healthy meant just eating healthy... but here I am now, resisting unhealthy meats and going for baked or lightly grilled meats with no salts...but im at this fork in the road in which I've noticed that I'm barely hitting 1000 calories a day. Admittedly I don't get a mid afternoon crash and I have more energy to read and go out, but i'm sure in the long run not meeting my daily caloric needs themseleves would be a long term issue. Anyways, open to discussion.