The first thing that comes to mind when thinking of #fast food is that old saying, “a minute on the lips, a lifetime on the hips.” I’ve been traveling all summer and will continue on the road for another twelve weeks, and to tell you the truth, I was a bit concerned about what I was going to eat while I’m driving around the country. I always thought that with all the fast #food restaurants out there, and so many people looking for healthier foods, there had to be something — anything — at these restaurants that would be both satisfying and low in calories and fat.
Unfortunately, as I started doing some research, I realized that’s just not the case. However, I did find something that comes close.
Many of the major fast food chains have recently been promoting grilled chicken sandwiches. While they might have the appearance of being low in calories and fat, their serving style leaves much to be desired. So what to do? Well, you could try these grilled chicken sandwiches without the bun and the condiments.
In fact, Burger King’s Chicken Whopper (4.7 oz. of chicken) is flame-broiled, and if you have it without a bun — simply plain — it’s only 160 calories, and 4 g of fat. Wendy’s grilled chicken sandwich has a bit less salt, and just the fillet (plain, no bun) is only 110 calories (it’s smaller than the Whopper). And finally, the McDonald’s Chicken McGrill (3.08 oz. of chicken): just the chicken (plain, no bun) is only 121 calories, and 3 g of fat.
Just to give you an idea of how many calories you’re saving, a regular Chicken Whopper has 580 calories, and 26 g of fat. If you hold the mayo, it has 420 calories, and 9 g of fat. Wow! All you have to do is use a knife and fork instead of your hands, and it’s easy to save a lot of calories.
Fast food has become integrated in our lives, and telling everyone to simply avoid #eating it is not practical. Here are some tips I’ve come up to help you eat better on the run: