Let’s be honest: You should avoid fast food in order to lose weight. Fast food places serve huge portions, cover everything in grease and fat and salt, and serve really high calorie items.
However, if you’re traveling or you just really get the urge for a fast-food meal, there are a couple choices you can make that won’t make you feel too guilty or bloated after eating them.
Healthy Fast Food Choices
A Salad from Chipotle:
Customize your salad with lettuce, guacamole (healthy fat that fills you up!), salsa, and meat, like chicken. Avoid corn, fattier meats, and skip the sour cream and you’ve got a high protein, medium amount of fat, and very filling meal.
Starbucks Bistro Box:
This only remains as a good choice if you do not get a giant, chocolate, creamy, drink to go with it. By itself, or with some black coffee, the bistro box offers small portions of egg, cheese, grains, and fruits.
Veggie pizza with gluten free crust will give you a satisfying crunch, conquer that pizza craving, and help you eat more veggies! While other crusts have hydrogenated oil (literally, fat) in it, Domino’s new gluten free crust does not! Add your veggies, like broccoli, mushrooms, and fresh diced tomatoes, and dig in.
A 6 inch veggie sub is high in veggies and low on fat if you remember to skip the mayo! You can even add a slice or two of cheese, but hold the cheese and add more veggies and you will not miss that slice of swiss. Some veggies, like the pickled banana peppers, can be dangerous for the preservatives, so stick to fresher veggies, like spinach, onions, and cucumbers.
I hope that helps you out the next time you hit the drive-thru line. Remember, good choices and eating in moderation will help keep those pounds off – even when you need a splurge treat.
To your health,