“Fast food is the number one enemy of healthy eating. If you want to eat healthy food, you should never eat hamburgers, etc.”
You think? It does not have to be this way. Not all fast foods are created equal, and there are definitely ways that you can enjoy fast food and still eat healthy. The secret is to choose healthy fast food: grilled instead of fried, vegetables and low-calorie drinks.
Here are some healthy fast food tips:
If you want to eat a burger, you can cut calories dramatically by choosing a regular plain burger over a large double or triple burger. Also order a small portion of chips instead of a large portion and water instead of coke. Skip the cheese and mayonnaise, or choose one of the two.
Another possibility to prepare a healthy meal with hamburgers is to eat a salad instead of fries with a beef patty. Or choose a vegan burger.
A great way to cut calories here is to simply remove the skin from the chicken breast. Instead, eat chicken thighs, which contain less fat. Add salads, but avoid high-calorie sauces
Tacos and burritos
Mexican chains can be a great place to find healthy fast food as they use a lot of rice, beans, salsa, and avocados and are very healthy foods.
Just be careful not to add too much cheese and sour cream to your food as it will make it a high calorie food. Ask them to reduce or serve them separately, or not to add them at all.
Sandwiches are another great option for a healthy fast meal. Choose regular varieties with lean meats, low-fat cheese, and vegetables. Substitute a low-fat or mustard sauce for the mayonnaise. Also try whole wheat bread, which is healthier and more filling.
In general, Asians eat very healthy foods, focusing on vegetables rather than meat, but fast food restaurants often offer high-calorie versions of these healthy foods. Prefer fried, steamed, broiled, baked, or broiled foods over fried foods and shakes.
When it comes to sauces, wasabi, ginger, and low sodium soy sauce are healthier options than regular soy sauce, sweet and sour sauce, or coconut milk.
Pizza and pasta
Italian food generally contains a lot of vegetables. Choose tomato sauce instead of butter or cream pasta sauces, and order pizza with half the cheese and extra veggies. Try to avoid dishes like carbonara, lasagna, alfredo, or saltimbocca that contain a lot of cheese and cream and therefore a lot of calories.
No matter where you go, make sure you don’t eat more than you really need. Stick to smaller portions or take half of your food home for later. Make Your Fast Food Picnic Part Of Your Overall Diet – If you want to enjoy a double cheese pizza, make your other meals healthy and a little less caloric than usual.