A Guide To Healthy Fast Food

When you stay away from home, fast food is the quickest and the cheapest option you can settle for.

And with maverick work hours, this is usually the last option you can be left with. For a lot of us it also serves as comfort food and, thus, after a point, this fried, cheesy low nutrition diet becomes a part of your daily meals. But the trans fats, saturated fats and countless calories are definitely going to add unhealthy pounds to your body. Therefore, we tell you ways to select healthy fast food for yourself; a few dos and don’ts that will let you eat out economically yet wisely:

DOS 

Read the menu properly: As a rule, check out the ingredients that go in making your dish. If it is not mentioned, ask for the details. If the description contains deep-fried, crispy, cheesy, creamy or pan fried just skip those words and read Avoid! These foods are very high on calories and extremely unhealthy for your heart. Stick to vegetables or white meats when eating at a fast food joint. 

Count the calories: Dissect your dish to count the calories it contains. Select the healthier options so that you know how many trans fats or saturated fats you intake per meal. Ask for the dressing to be served on the side so that you limit your intake.

Design your meal if possible: Try eating meals that can be designed as per your taste. Request for olive oil or less oil. If possible, get your meat steamed instead of fried. It is always possible to tweak your dish a little by cooking it right and it can also be healthy for your body.

Sit and eat: This one is very critical. Most of us prefer fast food on the go. The way you eat is more important that what you eat. Healthy metabolism is the key to a healthy body. Sit down and eat your meal properly with a relaxed mind and remember to chew every bite so that food gets digested easily.

DON’TS

Select meals that come in small portions: When eating fast food, you can consume almost 1000 calories in a single meal. So, it is best if you select a smaller portion and order a salad as a side order. If you are tempted to eat some dish that comes only in large portions, share it with your partner rather than eating it all up yourself.

Avoid bacon and salt: Outdoor foods contain a lot of sodium that causes high blood pressure. Keep the table salt glued to the table and avoid using it completely. Yes, bacon is also absolutely heavenly but has negligible nutrients. Instead, order interesting vegetables to avoid this fat.

Ditch buffets: All the buffets are pre-cooked and thus, they would have already lost most of its nourishment. You are always tempted to eat more as since you have paid for the whole meal. Though it will be difficult to control yourself at such a time, self control will only be for your better health.

Your lifestyle can lead to a lot of wrong eating habits but there is always a way to control those calories. It is very easy to make eating fast food at restaurant a healthy affair. Just follow our guide that makes fast food a healthy option that can be easy to follow.

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