Dieting When Fast Food Is The Only Option...

Category: Low Carb Diet
Many fast food restaurants have been successful in the food industry because they learn what their customers want and know how to deliver that to their hungry customers. Today, people are becoming more health conscious, and fast food restaurants are taking note. Menus and ingredients are changing for a healthier people and targeted those dieters who once shunned fast food restaurants from their meals. Although a healthy meal made at home is more likely the better choice health wise, an occasional trip to the fast food restaurant for the dieter is more appealing than it once was before the health conscious craze.
by GaylQuiene


Many fast food restaurants have been successful in the food industry because they learn what their customers want and know how to deliver that to their hungry customers. Today, people are becoming more health conscious, and fast food restaurants are taking note. Menus and ingredients are changing for a healthier people and targeted those dieters who once shunned fast food restaurants from their meals. Although a healthy meal made at home is more likely the better choice health wise, an occasional trip to the fast food restaurant for the dieter is more appealing than it once was before the health conscious craze.

McDonalds is one of those fast food chains ready to change with the times and accommodate those choosing to go on a diet. McDonald's offers a whole menu on those counting carbohydrates and those on the popular Atkins diet. With being self conscious about your intake of carbs and calories you can find yourself eating moderately healthy at McDonald's.

If you are more interested in the nutrition facts of the McDonald's menu, it is readily available at their website. Here are a few tips to eating healthy at McDonald's. One part of the menu which should come to no surprise as healthy are the premium salads. McDonald's provides a bountiful variety of salads and is the best choice when eating healthy at McDonald's. One thing to remember is to try to use the salad dressing sparingly. In addition, if bacon bits can be avoid it should be as fried pork is not the best way to be on a diet.

The Asian salad is such a great choice for anyone who wants to stick with a healthy eating plan because it offers soy protein in the mix. Not only do you get low carb fast food on the run, you also get a healthy portion of soy protein that has shown to help people lose more weight than other types of protein.

Not in the mood for chicken or salads? You can always opt to order a double cheeseburger. In order to make this low carb fast food, though, you have to dump the bun. I like to sit in the park and feed the pigeons the bread while I enjoy the protein-packed hamburger.

When on a diet, its best to stick to water or unsweetened tea. It is said that there are some weight loss mechanisms in green tea, but unsweetened ice tea is also a great choice. Water is also a great choice and even if not on a strict diet, you should make it a habit to consume the daily recommended intake of water (which is about eight glasses a day).

As you can see there are many options when a fast food restaurant is your only option. You can have the occasional McDonald's run without a lot of guilt. And if you even want to have less guilt, just make up for it at the gym by exercising a bit more if you know you are going to eat a heavy meal or when after eating a heavy meal. With a little conscious effort you can maintain that diet and reach your weight loss goal!

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