10 Fast Food Meals That Can Help You Lose Weight
- 10 Fast Food Meals That Can Help You Lose Weight
10 Fast Food Meals That Can Help You Lose Weight
Tired of controlling your love for fast food? Read on to please yourself.
You can eat fast food and still lose weight! Yes, you have read it right. It’s possible. Seriously!
The trick is to order smartly. Fast food chains today are hawking much healthier options and are pretty keen on serving wholegrain, organic and even vegan dishes.
Make sure you are not carried away by marketing gimmicks. Instead, do a little research. Look for options with 500 calories or fewer.
John Cisna, a science teacher from Iowa, has been making headlines recently for losing 37 pounds after 90 days of eating food from McDonald’s – and only McDonald’s.
Here’s a list of fast food meals for all you junk lovers to help you feed your palette without feeling guilty. Moreover, we have added the best and most popular options too. Check out!
#1. Grilled Chicken Sandwich
The trick is to have it without mayo or creamy sauce and make sure it’s served with a whole grain bun.
A Chargrilled Chicken Sandwich (without the honey-roasted BBQ sauce), along with a large fruit cup, has a mere 310 calories.
#2. Chili Topped Potato
You don’t find it on the set menu usually. Go for the plain baked potato and a little chili. The combo makes a balanced meal with ample protein, carbs, and fat, and half a day’s worth of fiber (12 grams).
A plain baked potato and small chili from Wendy’s has 460 calories, 6 g fat (12% calories from fat), 2.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 40 mg cholesterol, 855 mg sodium, 80 g carbohydrate, 12 g fiber, and 21 g protein.
#3. Power Chicken and Hummus Bowl
The best choice would be to have it from Panera Bread. It’s basically the best restaurant meal you’re going to find. A typical bowl comprises a lovely 33 grams of protein, 110 percent of your RDA of vitamin A, and 20 percent of your RDA of iron. That’s a total of 330 calories.
#4. Chicken Teriyaki Bowl
The trick here is to have it with brown rice instead of white rice.
It’s very low in saturated fat, yet contains plenty of protein (25 grams) and some fiber (4 grams). The Chicken Teriyaki Bowl from Jack in the Box contains 585 calories, 6 g fat (9% calories from fat), 1 g saturated fat (2% calories from saturated fat), 0 g trans fat, 36 mg cholesterol, 1461 mg sodium, 106 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, and 25 g protein.
#5. Chargrilled Chicken Cool Wrap
The vote for the best-looking, best tasting, most satisfying fast food chicken wrap on the market goes to the Chargrilled Chicken Cool Wrap. My vote for the one from Chick Fil.A.
It’s packed with fiber (9 grams) and protein (33 grams) and moderate in fat and saturated fat. However, it is high in sodium (1,300 mg) and any dressing served with it would add to that.
The two Chick-fil-A dressings lowest in fat and sodium are Fat-Free Honey Mustard (60 calories, 0 g fat, 210 mg sodium) and Reduced Fat Berry Balsamic Vinaigrette (70 calories, 2 g fat, 150 mg sodium). Chick-fil-A’s Chargrilled Chicken Cool Wrap with Fat-Free Honey Mustard Dressing has 470 calories, 12 g fat (23% calories from fat), 4 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 55 mg cholesterol, 1510 mg sodium, 64 g carbohydrate, 10 g fiber, and 33 g protein.
#6. Southwest Salad and Fruit n Yogurt Parfait
As long as the chicken is grilled, not fried, and the dressing is light, this one’s the best option. One standout is McDonalds’ Southwest Salad, which is the highest in fiber and protein and among the lowest in saturated fat among the major chains’ chicken salads.
A meal of McDonald’s Southwest Salad with Grilled Chicken (excluding dressing) and Fruit ‘n’ Yogurt Parfait has 480 calories, 11 g fat (21% calories from fat), 4 g saturated fat , 0 g trans fat, 75 mg cholesterol, 1045 mg sodium, 61 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, and 34 g protein.
#7. Veggie Burger and Garden Salad
The best available option would be Burger King’s Veggie Burger without mayonnaise.
A Burger King Veggie Burger (without mayonnaise), Garden Salad (no chicken) and half a packet of Light Italian Dressing totals 450 calories, 12.5 g fat (25% calories from fat), 4.2 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 10 mg cholesterol, 1320 mg sodium, 52.5 g carbohydrate, 10 g fiber, and 26 g protein.
#8. Veggie delite
The best vegetarian option, and my personal favorite too, is the Veggie Delite Sandwich from Subway with 5 grams of fiber and 410 milligrams sodium. Pair it with a bowl of vegetable soup for a filling lunch. The different types of bread and veggies of your choice make it a delight in a true sense.
A 6-inch Veggie Delite sandwich plus Fire-Roasted Tomato Orzo soup from Subway totals 360 calories, 3.5 g fat (9% calories from fat), 1 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 5 mg cholesterol, 820 mg sodium, 69 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, and 14 g protein.
#9. Chicken Fresco Burrito Supreme and Pintos ‘n’ Cheese
If you are looking for a protein-and-fiber boost in the middle of the day, Chicken Fresco Burrito Supreme is the right pick.
It gives you 8 grams of fiber and 18 grams of protein with only 21% calories from fat. The sodium is high, however, at 1.4 grams. If you’re looking for a vegetarian choice, Taco Bell’s Fresco Bean Burrito has similar nutritional statistics, and a serving of Mexican rice is an excellent accompaniment.
#10. Sliced Turkey Breakfast Sandwich
Make sure this one’s with no cheese. With 310 calories, 9 g (3.5 g saturated) fat, 1.1 gm sodium, 3 gms sugar and 24 gms of filling protein, this is a much smarter and more satisfying choice.
Strongly recommended – the one from DUNKIN’ DONUTS.
I am sure every junk food lover would be loving this to bits. Even the non-lovers may have a bite once in a while.
Disclaimer: The images are for illustration purpose only. The calorie content may vary slightly as per the dressing and accompaniments.
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