Best Choices for Dieters at Fast Food Restaurants
If you've ever been on a diet plan and ended-up at a fast food restaurant - whether out of desperation, hunger or due to circumstances beyond your control, you may have went into panic mode when trying to decide upon which menu item will fit into your weight loss plan.
For starters, don't despair. At some point, after you lose those excess pounds, you'll combine many elements of your former eating plan with the calorie-reduced plan that you used to lose weight. That generally includes fast food and restaurant dining.
And yes - you can enjoy fast food, even when you're on a diet. Personally speaking, we do such about once or so a week, ordering off of the value menus. We live on a very tight budget and this helps stretch those precious dollars - and is less expensive than dining at home.
When we do, we base our choices on many nutrition factors: sodium, cholesterol, saturated and Trans fats, total fat and calories in the menu item. If we aren't sure or don't have a good idea of these values, we request a nutrition guide from our server at the drive-through or at the counter.
With this said, here are some examples of the menu selections which can be part of a healthy weight loss plan - based on calorie values. We hope this provides a starting point which you can build upon as you move forward to a healthier you.
Burger King, Excellent Menu Choices for Dieters Based on Calories
Whopper Junior - 390
Excellent Subway choices for your weight loss plan:
Tuna Salad - 240 calories
McDonalds Menu Choices Low in Calories
Hamburger - 250
In-N-Out Burger, Lower Calorie Options
Hamburger with onion, prepared with mustard and ketchup instead of spread - 310
Pizza Hut Menu Items, Low Calorie Choices
14" Large Pizza Pan-Style, Cheese Only, 1 slice contains 260 calories. Add 20 more calories for a slice of pepperoni and 60 more for Supreme.
This is actually quite minimal for a slice of pizza. There are also several other options on the menu - from pasta to pizza which can fit most into weight loss plans based on the energy values.
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