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How To Cut Calories With Fast Foods

How To Cut Calories With Fast Foods.

From the 19 December Medical News Today article

Dr. Bartfield’s Fast-Food Tips:

  • “Select grilled rather than fried. A fast-food grilled chicken sandwich has 470 calories and 18 grams of fat while the fried version has 750 calories and 45 grams of fat.
  • Hold off on cheese, mayonnaise and salad dressings unless low-fat options are available. Cheese can add an additional 100 calories or more per serving, as does mayonnaise and, often, you won’t miss the taste when ordering the plainer versions.
  • Order the smallest size available. Go for the single burger rather than the double and for the small fry rather than bonus-size.
  • Skip sugar-sweetened drinks, which are usually absent in nutritional value and don’t make you feel more satisfied. These calories quickly add up leading to excessive calorie consumption, especially at restaurants offering free refills on drinks.
  • Save half of your order for your next meal. You save calories, save time and also save money.”

December 21, 2011 - Posted by | Consumer Health, Nutrition | ,

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