Make These Weight-Friendly Changes When You Need To Eat Fast Food

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When you're trying to lose weight, you might do your best to avoid eating fast food. However, there can occasionally be instances in which you're on the run, need something to eat, and fast food fills the void. Picking up food from a fast food restaurant won't automatically harm your efforts to lose weight — as long as you make the right choices when you place your order. Many fast food restaurants display nutritional information about their products on their menu, so perusing this data is always valuable when you're trying to use a weight loss program. Generally, though, you should endeavor to make these changes when you order.

Skip The Bun

If you're craving a burger, it's worthwhile to order it without the bun. Many fast food restaurants will happily oblige this request, and many will ask if you want your meat patty and toppings wrapped in a lettuce leaf. This is a perfect choice. Lettuce is not only far lower in calories than a bun, but it also gives you the satisfaction of eating your "burger" in something close to the traditional way. The bun is best to avoid not only because of its high calories, but because white bread products also have a high glycemic index. This means that a bun will spike your blood sugar — often resulting in you craving more food, which is the last thing that you want.

Get A Side Salad

Fast food restaurants offer all sorts of enticing side dishes, but fries and onion rings are generally a poor choice when you're trying to lose weight. These products are high in calories, in part because of how they're prepared in the deep fryer. If you can find a salad on the menu, order it. Just be sure to get the dressing on the side — which is common at most fast food restaurants. If there's a choice of salads, stay away from those with bacon and croutons, as these will boost your caloric intake more than you might like.

Say "No" To Soda

Soda is a common addition to a typical fast food combination meal, but you'll want to avoid it if you're trying to lose weight. Packed with sugar and calories, soda will often make you crave more sweets afterward. You're better off buying a bottle of water instead. Or, if you don't want to spend extra for the bottle of water, simply see if the restaurant can give you a cup of water for free.


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