Thursday, April 12, 2012

How to Make Healthier Choices When Eating at Fast Food Restaurants

"How to Make Healthier Choices When Eating at Fast Food Restaurants"," It makes us fat, lazy, bloated and sick. They are the biggest reason for the obesity epidemic in America today, and there does not seem to be any way of making them disappear from our ever growing suburban landscapes. Sometimes, though, these restaurants may seem like the only option other than starvation. This can be devastating to anyone trying to lose weight or trying to change their bad eating habits to good. It is inevitably going to happen in today's fast paced world. The only way this could be beneficial is if you are saving up for bypass surgery. Fast food packs a lot of unhealthiness into a small package as it is, so super-sizing it is only adding fuel to the fire. Is 20 cents really worth eating an entire weeks worth of fat and calories in one sitting? Paying extra to ruin your health makes no sense. Sadly, a reasonably sized portion for an adult is now only found on the children's menu! Want to get healthy sides like fruit or carrots? Again, only on the children's menu! It is great that kids are getting healthier options, but what about adults? We need good nutrition too! Don't be ashamed to order the junior hamburger or even the kids' meal. Just because it has lettuce does not mean it is healthy. Don't be fooled by clever naming tricks. Also, do not go through all that effort just to drown your healthy meal in a pool of fatty dressing! Ask for vinaigrette. Hold the mayo and high-corn-syrup ketchup, and ask for more pickles, tomatoes and lettuce. Ask for extra vegetables. And by all means, hold the cheese! Most of the time you can not savor the flavor when it is packed into a sandwich anyway. Costing almost nothing to make, they want you to get as big a size as possible and pay for it. And maybe eventually, diabetes! Soda and diet soda will ruin your figure and your health. If someone is holding a gun to your head and making you order a soda, get the small. This is how I lost 70 pounds in 4 months and have kept it off for over 15 years. I rarely go to fast food restaurants anymore, but when I do I follow the tips listed above. . THIS IS WHAT YOU GET TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT   

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