The fast food we eat may stick around a lot longer than we’d like. With a little self-education, you can avoid the problem areas.
1. Beware of the word Jumbo
Watch out for words like jumbo, giant, deluxe, biggie-sized or super-sized. Larger portions meals mean more calories. They also mean more saturated fat, cholesterol, and salt.Stay away from double size fast food with cheese, chili, or sauces. Order a regular meal instead.
2. Go Topless
Wait… Am not talking about apparels!!Order items plain, without toppings, rich sauces, or mayonnaise. Add flavor with mustard, and crunch with lettuce, tomato, and onion.Ask for your sandwich or burger without the cheese. It carries extra calories as well as added fat and sodium.
3. Opt for Boring Salads
Go for the salad and fill your plate with things like carrots, peppers, onion, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, and other veggies. Watch out for potato and macaroni salads that are dressed with a lot of mayo, and other high-calorie toppings like dressings, bacon bits, cheeses, and croutons.
4. Take Care When Eating Globally
Order bean burritos, soft tacos, fajitas, and other non-fried items when eating Mexican fast foods. Choose chicken over beef. Limit refried beans. Or ask if they have beans that aren’t refried.Pile on extra lettuce, tomatoes, and salsa but go easy on the cheese, sour cream, and guacamole.Watch out for deep-fried taco salad shells – a taco salad can have more than 1,000 calories!Pizza can be a good fast food choice. Go for thin crust pizza with vegetable toppings. Limit to 1-2 slices. Meat and extra cheese add calories, fat, and sodium.Chinese food may seem like a healthy choice, but many dishes are deep fried or high in fat and sodium, especially in the sauces. You can ask for the sauce on the side so you eat less.
5. Ending Note
End your meal with sugar-free, fat-free frozen yogurt. Better still, have a piece of fresh fruit.Eating out can be one of the life’s great pleasures. Make the right choices, ask for what you need, and balance your meals out with healthy meals at home.
At last it is a hard matter, my fellow people to argue with the belly, since it has no ears.