Fast Food Favorites That Won’t Bust Your Gut
If you’re dieting, you probably have to fight the urge to grab that quick, convenient lunch at the drive-thru. It would undo all of your hard work and discipline since the holidays! Fast food has never been known to be compatible with a healthy eating plan, especially when the average fast food meal for an adult contains 836 calories. But, believe it or not, there are actually some ways to have your burger and eat it too.
Now that fast food restaurants are required by law to publicly disclose the nutritional data of their menu items, it’s easier to make better food choices. When it comes to burgers, opting for smaller servings and skipping certain add-ons like bacon, mayonnaise, or “secret sauce” can keep the calorie count down and your diet on track. Instead, go with lower-calorie toppings like mustard, ketchup, pickles, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, and peppers. Here are four examples:
Burger King – BK Whopper Jr.
13 grams of protein
Five Guys – Bunless Little Hamburger
16 grams of protein
McDonald’s – Original Hamburger / Cheeseburger
250 / 300 calories
12 / 15 grams of protein
Wendy’s – Junior Hamburger / Cheeseburger
250 / 280 calories
14 / 16 grams of protein