Healthy Fast Food?
It doesn’t matter how busy you are… you can still make sure you eat healthy — even when your only option is a quick stop at a drive-thru. Here are 4 tips that can help you make healthy choices which ALL fast food places now offer.
1. Cut out the bread. If you absolutely have to stop at a fast-food joint, that’s fine. One way you can remain healthy is to cut out the bread. Eat just the patty. Ideally, choose something with no cheese — preferably grilled chicken.
2. Have it YOUR way. Most places now offer healthy sides instead of French fries. For example, McDonald’s has a fruit bag, fresh fruit or salad.
3. CHOOSE a salad. For the past 2 years now, almost every major fast-food chain offers a healthy salad. Choose grilled chicken, if available. Also, hold the dressing. Most dressings have more calories than a hamburger! If you absolutely must have a dressing, go with a low-fat option. And instead of drowning your salad in the dressing, put it in a small container on the side where you can dip your lettuce in it. You’ll eat far FEWER calories.
4. Drink water or unsweetened tea. You’re ALREADY at a fast-food place. No need to add to the calorie count with empty calories. The best thing to do is just have water, or unsweetened tea. If you absolutely must have flavour, go for a diet drink, although water is preferred.
No matter how busy you are, you can still use your free will and a little common sense to make healthy choices!