Friday, July 18, 2008

Day 110- Nutrition Bite

If you eat fast food here are some helpful tips to cut down on calories:

1. Don't be tempted to go large. Even though you may not pay extra money to go large or super size your meal, you'll have the same effect on your waistline. If necessary, just take in the exact correct change for the regular meal.

2. Cut out the soda. Not just the full sugar soda, but the diet soda as well (this has other issues a well as your waistline). Choose water or tea or coffee instead.

3. Leave some food on your plate. You don't have to finish the whole meal. Leave some food uneaten. It's fine not to eat the whole burger bun or to leave the crust of your pizza uneaten.

4. Go easy on the mayo or cut it out completely. The calories in mayonnaise can be surprisingly high.

5. Check the label. Most fast food restaurants have a nutrition guide available. Read it. Salad isn't always the healthiest choice on the menu, especially once you've poured the dressing on it. Consider removing the skin and the tasty coating off the chicken portions.

6. Skip dessert or replace with fruit instead. If you've have a craving for something sweet, consider frozen yogurt for a change.

7. Don't always think fried equals fast. Salad bars or sandwich bars are fine (but maybe not the foot long sub!). Experiment, and you'll find something tasty and fast that doesn't have a hefty waistline penalty.

Sugar Preacher's Experience
I try to avoid fast food at all times. Whole food diets are the best! However, if I am on the run, these guidelines are helpful. 

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