Fat Fast Foods
Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites
Fast Food Doesn't Have to be Fat Food
My husband Tom and I spent the day collecting groceries for my dear old mother.
She was so appreciative - always so concerned about putting anyone 'out'.
Because we got a late start in the day Tom suggested that we enjoy lunch in the city to save time.
Taco Bell Time - Good Spot for Dieters
One of our favorite fast food haunts is Taco Bell which has so many healthy options for those watching their weight.
Although many weight loss gurus scowl over fast food restaurants, fast food doesn't have to be fat food.
The key is choosing menu items that are low in calories and low in fat - and also items that offer healthier benefits.
Taco Bell Crunchy Taco, Low in Calories & Minimal in Total Fat Grams
Tom opted for the crunchy tacos.
For 170 calories, 4 grams of saturated fat and 8 grams of protein - the crunchy taco is packed with nutritional benefits.
More Good News for Dieters
The corn tortilla resides in the grain group of the Official Food Pyramid there's also some vegetable group guys - as well as protein and dairy guys laced inside the Taco Bell Crunchy Taco.
Whenever you're trying to drop a few pounds and are dining out at Taco Bell, there are a few foods that are high in calories and just a tiny bit can cause Calorie Overload - thus triggering weight gain.
Foods to avoid OR keep to a minimum include:
sour cream when regular full-blown is used;
cheese which isn't reduced fat or skim;
avocado; it's a healthy fat but quite high in calories.
When in doubt of calorie content, simply request a nutrition guide from your server.
It's always a great idea to know the nutritional make-up of the foods that you want to order before the order has been placed. Once the food goes down the hatch, the damage has been done; too late - too sad. But you're a smart little dieter and that's not going to happen, now is it?
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