Fast Food Nutrition – How To Eat Healthy On The Go

Today’s busy lifestyles sometimes mean we don’t have time to cook, or we must eat while we are out. Most choices available in restaurants today are very high in fat and calories. However, there are a few selections available that won’t bust your fat budget.

Make The Right Selections
Restaurants make it easier for us to choose the right foods when dining out. Many will mark the healthier selections on the menu with a heart or other symbol. If in doubt, ask the server for a suggestion.

Fast Food doesn’t have to mean Bad Food. Grilled chicken sandwiches, baked potatoes, small hamburgers minus the mayo.. there are many choices which won’t hurt your diet. Many are actually good for you! A Grilled Chicken sandwich from Wendy’s contains just 300 calories and 7 grams of fat. It also contains 24 grams of protein, and 15% of the RDA for both Vitamin C and Iron.

Avoid Peer Pressure
If your office coworkers order out often, you may be tempted to forgo the healthier choices and go with the crowd. Don’t be afraid to stand firm and order something light. If the choices are not available, then brown bag it. Pack your lunch, eat it outside or in the car and away from temptation. You may find that you enjoy the peaceful moment alone with your sandwich and Diet Pepsi more than the hustle and bustle of the office environment and a pizza!

Beware Of The Salad
If you visit the salad bar while waiting for your dinner, you can easily consume an extra 300 to 700 calories or more! Toppings such as cheese, bacon, eggs, and other fatty foods pack in the fat grams and calories with just a small amount. Salad bar dressings are generally high in fat, but most will offer at least one fat-free selection. Make the obvious choices, such as vegetables and nonfat dressings. If you eat at Taco Bell, don’t be fooled by the word ’salad’ in Taco Salad. One serving contains 850 calories and 52 grams of fat!

Enjoy your August and make every day special.