Popular Restaurant Calories
Written by Diet Bites
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First of all - kudos to all the restaurants that make nutritional information available to their customers. These make fantastic tools that can assist in keeping your weight loss plan on track. The key is to look at the guides before placing your order.
We suggest that you allot x-amount of calories for breakfast, lunch and dinner - as well as for snack times. A good rule of thumb for those in need of losing 75 or less pounds is about 1500 kcals per day.
Plan to consume 300 for the morning meal, 450 for both the noon and evening meals and 150 for two snacks per day. Or, 100 for three snacks per day.
So let's say that you're visiting Taco Bell for lunch. You can enjoy a couple of their original tacos for about 350 kcals. Also enjoy a plain, unsweetened tea - or a diet friendly beverage. Add a fresh fruit selection to your meal for dessert such as an apple or banana - and we're up to our 450 kcal goal for lunch.
Tacos make excellent choices for dieters because they contain beef from the Protein Food Group, shredded cheese in a minimal amount from the Dairy Group, Lettuce from the Vegetable Group, Corn Tortilla Shells from the Grain Group and at times, chopped tomatoes which botanically speaking belong in the Fruit Group.
Many times, individuals dine out to celebrate and calories are the last thing on their minds.
However, for those watching their weight, the nutrition guides can keep a healthy eating plan on track.
Let's take a look at some of the selections on favorite restaurants listed below in our data chart. Although all of these menu selections contain too many calories as well as too much dietary fat in order to fit within our energy allotment - they do have other selection which can fit into most any plan, which again - is where the nutrition guide can assist.
And if there aren't any lower calorie options that suit your fancy - consider sharing an entree OR enjoy half and take the other home.
If you would like to view detailed calorie & nutrition info for fast food stops and popular restaurants, please click here.