Five Fast Food Choices That Won’t Destroy Your Diet
Let’s face it – life’s busy. While you may have the best intensions of eating home cooked meals each time you need to fuel up, things rarely go according to plan. There are always going to be those times when you have no choice but to pick up something on the go.
Does this mean it needs to derail your diet plan? Not if you’re wise in your selection.
Let’s look at five fast food choices that won’t necessarily set you back as long as you plan the rest of your day accordingly.
Burger King 4 Piece Chicken Nuggets
The old treat you probably loved as a kid turn out not to be the worst of offenders if the mood strikes. If you order a 4 piece chicken nugget, you’ll take in just 171 calories, 10.7 grams of fat with only 1.8 of those saturated, 10.5 grams of carbs, and 7.7 grams of protein.
Is it great? Not awesome but it could easily be worked into your total daily calorie intake. Serve this alongside a salad and you won’t be set back too far.
Subway Grilled Chicken 6 Inch
If you are looking to keep it as healthy as possible while out, you can’t go wrong with Subway. These will almost always be a better option than a burger and if you stick with the 6 inch, you’ll keep your calorie intake under control.
Plus, you can load it up with all the fresh vegetables you like, adding to the nutritional value.
To optimize your meal, choose the grilled chicken sub, which features a lean source of high quality protein. Hold the mayo and the cheese and instead, dress it up with some mustard instead. It’s one condiment you can eat guilt-free.
You can get all of this for under 350 calories and 7 grams of fat – a sure-fire win when you need a meal on the go.
Wendy’s Rich And Meaty Chili
Chili is an excellent meal that’ll warm you up on a cooler day and definitely hit the spot as far as comfort food goes. If you order a small chili, it can certainly be a part of a healthy diet plan.
You’ll take in just 5 grams of fat total along with 16 grams of carbs, 4 of those dietary fiber. It also packs in 15 grams of protein, so will help anyone struggling to meet their protein needs for the day.
Just do be aware you’ll also take in 780 mg of sodium, so add an extra glass of water to your day to help offset this value.
Regular Taco From Jack In The Box
If a trip to Jack In The Box is in order, you’ll want to opt for a basic menu item to help keep your calorie intake in check. The plain taco will only contain 170 calories, 9 grams of fat (with 3 of them saturated), 16 grams of carbs, just 1 gram of sugar, and 6 grams of protein.
Not an ideal choice again, but not a terrible one either. You could do much worse with most menu items coming in beyond the 500 calorie mark.
McDonald’s Vanilla Cone
If it’s something sweet you desire, stop in at McDonald’s for a plain vanilla cone. For one cone, you’ll take in 230 calories, 6 grams of fat, 39 grams of carbs, and 5 grams of protein.
You’ll also get a small dose of calcium as well. As far as desserts go, this could easily be considered a lower calorie option.
So keep these menu items in mind next time you’re out and about and need something to eat. With a little smart planning, you don’t have to avoid the drive-thru even while sticking to your diet plan.